Chuck Berry - CAROL

First performance: 26/07/1975


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 35 times :
 
 
 
 
  • Born to run tour 
 
played as Carol /A love so fine/ Shout 
1975-07-30 - CARTER BARRON AMPHITHEATRE, WASHINGTON, DC
1975-08-01 - MOSQUE THEATRE, RICHMOND, VA
1975-08-08 - AKRON CIVIC THEATRE, AKRON, OH
1975-09-13 - MUSIC HALL, HOUSTON, TX
1975-09-16 - DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER THEATER, DALLAS, TX
1975-09-23 - HILL AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MI
1975-10-18 - THE ROXY THEATRE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (early)
1975-10-19 - THE ROXY THEATRE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
1975-10-26 - PARAMOUNT NORTHWEST THEATRE, SEATTLE, WA
1975-10-31 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, OAKLAND, CA
1975-11-11 - JAI ALAI FRONTON, MIAMI, FL
1975-11-23 - RAI AMSTERDAM, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1975-11-24 - HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON, ENGLAND
 
  • Off-tour  
1977-01-22 - THE JAIL, HILLSDALE, NJ (Pegasus)
1977-10-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Southside Johnny)
1979-04-00 - THE FAST LANE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Allstars)
1981-08-06 - BAYOU CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC (Robbin Thompson)
1982-01-12 - ROYAL MANOR NORTH, NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (Nils Lofgren)
1982-04-11 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (John Eddie)
1982-05-23 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-06-12 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Sonny Kenn)
1982-07-23 - EAST FREEHOLD SHOWGROUNDS, FREEHOLD, NJ (Sonny Kenn)
1982-09-18 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Dave Edmunds)
1983-08-14 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1983-08-19 - BRIGHTON BAR, LONG BRANCH, NJ (John Eddie)
1984-01-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1984-06-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (John Eddie)
1984-10-07 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1987-04-12 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
1987-11-06 - RUMSON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, RUMSON, NJ (The Fabulous Greaseband)
1987-11-20 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Bobby Bandiera)
1987-12-05 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1989-07-23 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
 

Songinfo

"Carol" is a song written and recorded by Chuck Berry released in 1958.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Bruce on the song :

"We´ve been playing this song since I started playing in the bars about 10 years ago, been playing it for 10 years, will probably play it for 10 years more till somebody writes a better one....I don’t think anybody ever will..."
 
When Chuck Berry died Bruce tweeted :

"Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived. This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages."
Springsteen and Berry played together on at least two occasions. As back up at the University of Maryland in 1973. Springsteen asked what songs they were going to do. Berry said : " we're going to do some Chuck Berry songs." More than 20 years later, Springsteen again played backup for Berry, at a concert at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, celebrating the opening of the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame.
 
 
 

Lyrics

Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

Climb into my machine so we can cruise on out
I know a swingin' little joint where we can jump and shout
It's not too far back off the highway, not so long a ride
You park your car out in the open, you can walk inside
A little cutie takes your hat and you can thank her, ma'am
Every time you make the scene you find the joint is jammed

Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

And if you want to hear some music like the boys are playin'
Hold tight, pat your foot, don't let 'em carry it away
Don't let the heat overcome you when they play so loud
Oh, don't the music intrigue you when they get a crowd
You can't dance, I know you wish you could
I got my eyes on you baby, 'cause you dance so good

Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

Don't let him steal your heart away
I've got to learn to dance if it takes you all night and day
Oh Carol