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Song title: A love so fine

(The Chiffons)

A love so fine - 04-Oct / 19-Oct 1974 version

Well there's angels out on your fire-escape[1]
They line them up for you trying to keep you safe
But with them fire alley burglars on a midnight vamp
You lost your heart on Main Street to a beautiful tramp
You lost your mind
Ohhhhhh just one more time
You have a love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

The rat's traps are filled with soul crusaders[2]
Everybodys's popping and hopping and jumping
At Little Melvin and The Invaders
You're out on the floor and you can't get up
Your baby's out there dancing that Continental Strut
She looks so good, she blows your mind
You've got a love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

Everybody's reeling when the band hits the ceiling
Don't you know you wanna go
The joint get's rockin', your knees start knockin'
Everybody party, go
Let's go

The bar's closed down, it's time to go home
You walk to the shady side of town all alone
Papa's screamin' at ya, he wants some cash
Mama's chewin' your ear off at about hanging out with trash
You don't mind, bet you don't mind
You've got a love so fine
A love so fine
You've got a love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

Hey hey hey
Whoa whoa
Hey hey hey
Lada da lada da
Lada da lada da
Hey hey hey
Whoa
Whoa
Lada da lada da
Lada da lada da
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
hey hey hey
Whoa

Thats alright, you don't mind
You've got a love so fine
You've got a love so fine
You've got a love so fine
You've got a love so fine
Whoa!

Notes: Very similar to So young and in love. Both share the music of the instrumental Paradise by the C". This lyrics refer to the version recorded at the 914 Blaufelt Studios in October 1974. Lyrics where slighly changed through those months, and finally became "So young and in love"
[1] resembles a 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) Line
[2] Look at the lyrics of Night


A love so fine - 29-Oct / 19-Nov 1974 version

Well there's sparklin' angels on your fire-escape tonight[1]
They line them up for you trying to keep you safe
But with them fire alley burglars on a midnight vamp
You lost your heart on Main Street to a beautiful tramp
That's all right, I don't mind
'Cause I got a love so fine
A love so fine, me and my baby
A love so fine, me and my baby
A love so fine

The rat's traps are filled with soul crusaders[2]
Everybody's popping and hopping and jumping
At Little Melvin and The Invaders
You're out on the floor and you can't get up
Your baby's out there dancing and struttin' that Continental Strut
She looks so good, she looks so fine
Oh we got a love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

Everybody's reeling when the band hits the ceiling
Don't you know you just wanna go
The joint starts rockin', your knees start knockin'
Everybody party, go
Let's go

The bar's closed down its time to go home
You walk to the dirty side of town all alone
Papa's screaming at you, he wants some cash
Mama's chewing you off about hanging out with alley trash
That's all right, oh you don't mind
'Cause you've got a love so fine, oh me and my baby
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

Notes: Very similar to So young and in love. Both share the music of the instrumental Paradise by the C. These lyrics refer to the version of October - November 1974. Lyrics slighly changed through these months, to finally became "So young and in love"
[1] resembles a 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) Line
[2] Look at the lyrics of Night


A love so fine - 05-Feb / 20-Jul 1975 version

Well there's sparklin' angels on your fire-escape tonight[1]
They line them up for you trying to keep you safe
But with them fire alley burglars on a midnight vamp
You lost your heart on Main Street to a beautiful tramp
That's all right, I don't mind
'Cause I got a love so fine
A love so fine, me and my baby
A love so fine, me and my baby
A love so fine

The rat's traps are filled with soul crusaders[2]
Everybody's popping and hopping and jumping
At Little Melvin and The Invaders
You're out on the floor and you can't get up
Your baby's out there dancing and struttin' that Continental Strut
She looks so good, she looks so fine
Oh we got a love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

Everybody's reeling when the band hits the ceiling
Don't you know you just wanna go
Your knees start knockin', the boys start rocking
Everybody party, go
Let's go

It's 3 o'clock and the bar's closed down
You walk alone with your baby to the dirty side of town
Papa's chewing your ear off about how he wants some cash
Mama's screaming at you about hanging out with trash
That's all right, oh you don't mind
'Cause you've got a love so fine, oh me and my baby
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

Notes: Very similar to So young and in love. Both share the music of the instrumental Paradise by the C. These lyrics refer to the Feb-Jul 1975 version. Lyrics slighly changed through these months, to finally became "So young and in love"
[1] resembles a 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) Line
[2] Look at the lyrics of Night


A love so fine - 23-Feb-1975 version

There's sparklin' angels on your fire-escape[1]
They gonna line them up for to keep you safe
But with them fire alley virgins on a midnight vamp
You lost your heart on Main Street to a beautiful tramp
You lost your mind, whoa and that's all right
You got a love so fine
A love so fine, your and your baby
A love so fine, a love so fine
A love so fine

The rat's traps are filled with soul crusaders[2]
Everybody's popping and hopping and jumping
At Little Melvin and The Invaders
You're out on the floor, you can't get up
Your baby's out there dancing that Continental Strut
She looks so good, she blows your mind
You got a love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine

Everybody's reeling when the band hits the ceiling
Don't you know you just wanna go
The joint starts rocking, your knee's start knocking
Everybody wanna go
Let's go

The bar's closed down, its time to go home
You walk to the dirty side of town all alone
Papa's chewing your ear off about how he wants some cash
Mama's screaming at you about hanging out with trash
That's all right, oh you don't mind
'Cause you've got a love so fine
A love so fine
A love so fine
That's all right
A love so fine

That's all right, you don't mind
A love so fine
A love so fine
You and your baby
A love so fine

Notes: Very similar to So young and in love. Both share the music of the instrumental Paradise by the C. These lyrics refer specifically to the 23-Feb-1975 version. Lyrics slighly changed through these months, and finally became "So young and in love"
[1] resembles a 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) Line
[2] Look at the lyrics of Night


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 09/05/1974 Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge,MA ,USA
Last known live performance: 14/09/1975 Music Hall, Houston,TX ,USA

Song 'history':

Played live 19 time(s) during the gigs preceeding the official Born To Run 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.
Apart from the above live performances, the song was recorded during the 1974 and/or Born to Run sessions
Just less than a dozen shots during the Born to Run tour
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database