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Song title: Bobby Jean

Bobby Jean

Well I came by your house the other day,
your mother said you went away
She said there was nothing
that I could have done
There was nothing nobody could say
Me and you we’ve known each other
ever since we were sixteen
I wished I would have known
I wished I could have called you
Just to say goodbye Bobby Jean

Now you hung with me when all the others
turned away turned up their noise
We liked the same music we liked the same bands
we liked the same clothes
We told each other that we were the wildest,
the wildest things we’d ever seen
Now I wished you would have told me
I wished I could have talked to you
Just to say goodbye Bobby Jean

Now we went walking in the rain
talking about the pain from the world we hid
Now there ain’t nobody nowhere nohow
gonna ever understand me the way you did
Maybe you’ll be out there on that road somewhere
In some bus or train traveling along
In some motel room there’ll be a radio playing
And you’ll hear me sing this song
Well if you do you’ll know I’m thinking of you
and all the miles in between
And I’m just calling one last time
not to change your mind
But just to say I miss you baby,
good luck, goodbye, Bobby Jean

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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 29/06/1984 Civic Center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA
Last known live performance: 25/02/2017 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ,New Zealand

Song 'history':

Published on BORN IN THE USA, in 1984
During the Born in the U.S.A. tour, the song was regularly included in every show, missing a sole performance
The song (in live version) was then included in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
Often played during the Tunnel of Love tour (23 times)
Performed 1 times during the 1988 Amnesty International tour
Widely used in the Human Touch tour, as it was performed 79 times
Often played during the Ghost of Tom Joad tour (63 times)
Widely used in the Reunion tour, as it was performed 90 times
Played during the Conventional Hall shows in 2000
Often played during the Rising tour (58 times)
Played during the 'Double Take' shows in 2002
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
The Devils and Dust tour counted 17 apparitions of this song
During the The Seeger Session tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Bruce inserted it 19 times in the setlists of the Magic tour
Often played during the Working on a Dream tour (33 times)
Bruce inserted it 39 times in the setlists of the Wrecking Ball tour
A frequent number (13 apparitions) of renderings during the High Hopes tour
A frequent number (38 apparitions) of renderings during the 2016 The River tour
Performed 9 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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