never heard it ’til now


So I am cruising along in the Jetta, listening to E Street Radio (Sirius channel 10, 24-7 Bruce Springsteen) and i notice on the display that the current song is a live performance from the Boston Music Hall from 3/25/1977, so HELL YES i am gonna turn it up. Well, he and the band were in the middle of Rosalita, doing that signature intro to all the band members, and i am having so much fun listening to vintage live Bruce, and singing along until he did the cutest thing. Well, he did the cutest thing in ’77, but you’re still with me, right? OK OK OK: So you know that verse in Rosalita that goes:

But now you’re sad, your mama’s mad 
And your papa says he knows that I don’t have any money (papa says he knows that i don’t have any money, papa says he knows i don’t have any moooneeeey)
Well tell him this is last chance! To get his daughter in a fine romaaaaance 
Cuz a record company, Rosie, just gave me a big advance!

well, here is how he sang it in Boston on March 25, 1977:

But now you’re sad, your mama’s mad 
And your papa says he knows that I don’t have any money (papa says he knows that i don’t have any money, papa says he knows i don’t have any moooneeeey)
Well tell him this is last chance! To tell him this guy’s no creep!
Cuz I just got my picture, Rosie, on the cover of Time and Newsweek! 

Oh it was just so precious. I had never heard it until now, and now suddenly became our late 70’s East Brunswick kitchen with BOTH of those magazines covers on our formica table in the mail stack. Damn.

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