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Song title: Roll over Beethoven


Roll over Beethoven

I'm gonna write a little letter,
gonna mail it to my local DJ.
It's a rockin' rhythm record
I want my jockey to play.
Roll Over Beethoven, I gotta hear it again today.
You know, my temperature's risin'
and the jukebox blows a fuse.
My heart's beatin' rhythm
and my soul keeps on singin' the blues.
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news.
I got the rockin' pneumonia,
I need a shot of rhythm and blues.
I think I'm rollin' arthiritis
sittin' down by the rhythm review.
Roll Over Beethoven rockin' in two by two.
Well, if you feel you like it
go get your lover, then reel and rock it.
Roll it over and move on up just
a trifle further and reel and rock it,
roll it over,
Roll Over Beethoven rockin' in two by two.
Well, early in the mornin' I'm a-givin' you a warnin'
don't you step on my blue suede shoes.
Hey diddle diddle, I am playin' my fiddle,
ain't got nothin' to lose.
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news.
You know she wiggles like a glow worm,
dance like a spinnin' top.
She got a crazy partner,
oughta see 'em reel and rock.
Long as she got a dime the music will never stop.
Roll Over Beethoven, Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven, Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven and dig these rhythm and blues.
E]Well c'mon everybody and let's get together tonight
[E]I got some money in my jeans and I'm really gonna spend it right
Been a-doin' my homework all week long
now the house is empty the folks are gone
Ooo C'mon everybody
Well my baby's number one but I'm gonna dance with three or four
And the house'll be shakin' from my bare feet slapping the floor
When you hear that music you can't sit still
If your brother won't rock then your sister will
Ooo C'mon everybody
Well we'll really have a party but we gotta put a guard outside
If the folks come home I'm afraid they gonna have my hide
There'll be no more movies for a week or two
No more runnin' 'round with the usual crew
Who cares C'mon everybody


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 14/05/1971 Sunshine In, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the "Jamming" pre-BSB period
 - 29/10/1990 Tom Petty's house, San Fernando Valley ,USA
 - 14/04/2002 Rumson County Day School, Rumson,NJ ,USA
 - 25/10/2009 Scottrade Center, Saint Louis,MO ,USA during the Working on a dream tour
 - 28/04/2017 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

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First known live performance: 14/05/1971 Sunshine In, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 28/04/2017 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':

During the early years (1965-1972), played live (at least) 1 time(s) during the 'jamming period' while forming the Bruce Springsteen Band. .
Keep in mind that only a small amount of the setlists of these years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more.

Played once in the whole Working on a Dream tour (25/10/2009 Scottrade Center, Saint Louis,MO ,USA)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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