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Song title: Route 66

(Troup) by Nat King Cole (Capitol), 1958

Route 66

If you ever plan to motor west,
travel my way, take the highway that is best.
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.

It winds from Chicago to LA,
more than two thousand miles all the way.
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.

Now you go through Saint Looey
Joplin, Missouri,
and Oklahoma City is mighty pretty.
You see Amarillo,
Gallup, New Mexico,
Flagstaff, Arizona.
Don't forget Winona,
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernandino.

Won't you get hip to this timely tip:
when you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.

Won't you get hip to this timely tip:
when you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.


Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR (www.brucespringsteen.it) database


This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 01/09/1971 Garfield park, Long Branch,NJ ,USA during the BSB period
 - 18/07/1973 Max's Kansas City, New York,NY ,USA during the Greetings Tour
 - 15/08/1975 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 23/10/1980 Old Timer's Cafe', Seattle,WA ,USA
 - 12/06/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 29/09/1989 Matt's Saloon, Prescott,AR ,USA during the Summer '89 bar Tour
 - 21/10/1994 The Playpen, Sayreville,NJ ,USA
 - 12/11/1994 Lake Castaic, Los Angeles,CA ,USA

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 01/09/1971 Garfield park, Long Branch,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 12/11/1994 Lake Castaic, Los Angeles,CA ,USA

Song 'history':

During the early years (1965-1972), played live (at least) 1 time(s) with the Bruce Springsteen Band.
Then, also played live 1 time(s) during the so-called 'Greetings Tour' .
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.

Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Born to Run tour
One only rendering for this song in the 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area (12/06/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA)
Played during the 'Summer '89 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1989 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, between March and September 1989

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