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Song title: Sherry darling


Sherry darling

Your mamma’s yappin’ in the back seat
Tell her to push over and move them big feet
Every Monday morning I gotta drive her down to the unemployment agency
Well this morning I aint fighting tell her I give up
Tell her she wins if she’ll just shut up
But it’s the last time that she’s gonna be ridin’ with me

Chorus:
You can tell her there’s a hot sun beatin’ on the blacktop
She keeps talkin’ she’ll be walkin’ that last block
She can take a subway back to the ghetto tonight
Well I got some beer and the highway’s free
And I got you, and baby you’ve got me.
Hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin’

Now there’s girls melting on the beach
And they’re so fine but so far out of reach
Cause I’m stuck in traffic down here on 53rd street
Now Sherry my love for you is real
But I didn’t count on this package deal
And baby this car just aint big enough for her and me

(Chorus)
So you can tell her there’s a hot sun beatin’ on the blacktop
She keeps talkin’ she’ll be walkin’ that last block
She can take a subway back to the ghetto tonight
Well I got some beer and the highway’s free
And I got you, and baby you’ve got me.
Hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin’

Well let there be sunlight, let there be rain
Let the brokenheart love again
Sherry we can run with our arms open before the tide
To all the girls down at Sacred Heart
And all you operators back in the Park
Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin’
Hey, hey, hey, whataya say Sherry Darlin’

Notes: Published on the River, but played since 1978 and recorded for Darkness too.


Sherry darling - Darkess outtake 1

Hey hey hey, what you say, Sherry Darlin'
Your mamma's yappin' in the back seat
Tell her to push over and move them big feet
Every Monday morning I gotta drag her down to the agency
Well tell her I ain't fighting I give up
Tell her she wins if she'll just shut up
But it's the last time that she's ridin' with me

And you can tell her there's a hot sun beatin' on the blacktop
She keeps talkin' she'll be walkin' that last block
Tell her she can take a subway back to the ghetto tonight
Well I got some beer and the highway's free
And I got you, and baby you've got me
Hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'

Alright, Big Man on the air
One more time, singing fine

Well now there's girls melting on the beach
Whoa and they're so bad they're way out of reach
They ain't looking for a working boy like me
Tonight we'll run before the tide
With our arms open wide
And they all come running, let'em, down to the sea
So let there be sunlight, let there be rain
Let the brokenhearted love again
Na na na na, na na na na na
We'll let the keeper of the Sacred Heart
And all you operators back in the Park
Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
It's Boss time

Well let there be sunlight, let there be rain
Let the brokenhearted love again
Na na na na, na na na na na alright
Well let Jenny, well she keeps my Heart
And all you operators back in the Park
Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
Alright Big Man, on the air
Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
Whoa whoa whoa
Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
Once more, once more
Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
Big Man

Notes: Published on the River, but played since 1978 and recorded for Darkness too.


Sherry darling - Darkess outtake 2

One, two, three, four,
Big Man, your the man
Whoa whoa whoa
Whoa!
Sing!
Hey hey hey, what you say, Sherry Darlin'
Bosstime
Mamma's yappin' in the back seat
Tell her to push over and move them big feet
Every Monday morning I gotta drag her to the agency
Well tell her I ain't fighting tell her I give up
Tell her she wins but they she'll just shut up
It's the last time that she's gonna be ridin' with me

Everybody
Well and tell her there's a hot sun beatin' on the blacktop
She keeps walkin', walkin' that last block
Take a subway back to the ghetto tonight
Getting better
Well I got some beer and the highway's free
And I got you, and baby you've got me
Hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
Big Man

Alright
Well there's kids waiting on the beach
They look fine but they're out of reach
Na na na na na like me
Well let us run before the tide
With our hearts open wide
And let them all come running, baby, this is, let there be sunlight
So let there be sunlight, let there be rain
Let the brokenhearted love again
Let's show all the kids it will be alright this time
For all the girls down the Sacred Heart
And all you operators back in the Park
Hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
It's Boss time

Big Man

Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
Whoa thats alright
Say hey, hey, hey whataya say Sherry Darlin'
Alright Big Man

Hey hey hey, whataya say, Sherry Darlin'

Notes: Published on the River, but played since 1978 and recorded for Darkness too.


Sherry darling - 1978 live

Well, your mama's yappin' in the back seat,
Tell her "push over and move them big feet,"
Every Monday morning I gotta drive her to the agency.

Well, tell her "I ain't fighting", tell her "I give up."
Tell her she wins, but, if she'll just shut up.
The last time that she's gonna be riding with me.

Well, tell her there's a hot sun beatin' on the blacktop,
She keeps walking, walking that last block
It'll take her together??, back to the ghetto tonight.
Well, I got some beer and the highway's free,
And I got you and baby, you got me.
Hey, hey, hey, what do you say, Sherry Darling.

Big Man...

Well, little kid's waiting on the beach,
they're so fine, but they're out of reach,
and they never go on down to the river like me.
Well, let them run before the tide,
with our heart open wide,
and let them all come running, baby you're on...
(this is, Let there be sunlight)

So let there be sunlight, let there be rain,
Let the broken hearted love again,
and all the kids are going to be alright this time.
For all the girls down at Sacred Heart,
and all you operators back in the park,
Hey, hey, hey, what do you say, Sherry Darling

It's party time.
Hey, hey, hey, what do you say, Sherry Darling
Hey, hey, hey, what do you say, Sherry Darling
Hey, hey, hey, what do you say, Sherry Darling

Notes: Published on the River, but played since 1978 and recorded for Darkness too.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 04/08/1978 Civic Center, Charleston,WV ,USA
Last known live performance: 21/02/2017 AMI Stadium, Christchurch ,New Zealand

Song 'history':


Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
16 perfomances were given during the Darkness tour
Performed during the M.U.S.E. shows, in 1979
Published on the double album THE RIVER, in 1980
Widely used in the River tour, as it was performed 128 times
A discrete number of performances (57) was given during the Born in the U.S.A. tour
Played only a couple of times in the whole Human Touch tour (10/08/1992 Meadowlands Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA and 14/08/1992 The Centrum, Worcester,MA ,USA)
During the Reunion tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Just less than a dozen shots during the Rising tour
Played during the 'Double Take' shows in 2002
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Devils and Dust tour (03/08/2005 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids,MI ,USA)
It only saw the light 5 times in the whole Magic tour
During the Working on a Dream tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
During the Wrecking Ball tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Just 3 shots during the High Hopes tour
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
Bruce 'forgot' it only 6 nights in the 2016 The River tour
Performed 2 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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