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Song title: Summertime Blues

(Cochran, Capeheart) by Eddie Cochran (Cochran - Liberty 55144), 1958

Summertime Blues

I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, and ask to get a date
My boss says, 'No dice son, you gotta work late'
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Well my mom and pop told me, "Son you gotta make some money"
If you want to use the car to go ridin' next Sunday
Well I didn't go to work, told the boss I was sick
"Well you can't use the car 'cause you didn't work a lick"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

I'm gonna take the weeks, gonna have a fine vacation
I'm gonna take my problem to the United Nations
Well I called my congressman and he said 'Quote'
"I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 28/07/1978 Jai Alai Fronton, Miami,FL ,USA
Last known live performance: 01/09/2016 Nationals Park, Washington,DC ,USA

Song 'history':


During the Darkness tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
During the River tour, the song was played 5 times
Bruce gave this song one only shot through 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 (29/05/1982 Big Man's West, Red Bank,NJ ,USA)
12 perfomances were given during the Magic tour
Played only a couple of times in the whole Working on a Dream tour (23/07/2009 Stadio Friuli, Udine ,Italy and 25/08/2009 Perf. Arts Centre, Saratoga,NY ,USA)
Not much used during the Wrecking Ball tour, deserving only 5 renderings
Played once in the whole High Hopes tour (11/02/2014 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide ,Australia)
Not much used during the 2016 The River tour, deserving only 3 renderings

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