Beach Boys ( The ) - FUN FUN FUNĀ 

First performance: 14/02/1973


Coverinfo

1973-02-14 - NEW GYMNASIUM, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, RICHMOND, VA
The song was never performed in full but used parts of FUN FUN FUN in the midsection of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) during the latter shows of the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Tour. From a historical standpoint the most significant performance of this show is "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". This is the earliest known performance and a unique arrangement that features a near-complete rendition of The Beach Boys "Fun, Fun, Fun" sandwiched in the middle.
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Bruce joins Brian Wilson and his Band on stage during the encore of Wilson's set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Apparently keen to remain in the background and keep the focus on Brian Wilson, Springsteen (wearing a grey baseball cap) sings harmonies on "Barbara Ann" before picking up a guitar and playing backup on "Surfin' U.S.A.". Before the song fun fun fun begins, Bruce leaves the stage .  

Songinfo

"Fun, Fun, Fun" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released in 1964 as a single backed with "Why Do Fools Fall in Love", both later appearing on the band's album Shut Down Volume 2. The song is one of many by the Beach Boys that virtually defined the California myth. Its lyrics are about a teenage girl who tricks her father so she can go hot-rodding with his Ford Thunderbird. At the end, her father discovers her deception and takes the keys from her. The narrator then comes to the girl's rescue with his own car.

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well, she got her daddy's car and she cruised through the hamburger stand, now
Seems she forgot all about the library like she told her old man, now
And with the radio blasting, goes cruising just as fast as she can, now

And she'll have fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
(Fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-Bird away)

Well, the girls can't stand her 'cause she walks, looks, and drives like an ace, now
(You walk like an ace, now, you walk like an ace)
She makes the Indy 500 look like a Roman chariot race, now (ooh)
(You look like an ace, now, you look like an ace)
A lot of guys try to catch her, but she leads them on a wild goose chase, now (ooh)
(You drive like an ace, now, you drive like an ace)

And she'll have fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
(Fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-Bird away)

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Well, you knew all along that your dad was getting wise to you, now
(You shouldn't have lied, now, you shouldn't have lied)
And since he took your set of keys, you've been thinkin' that your fun is all through, now (ooh)
(You shouldn't have lied, now, you shouldn't have lied)
But you can come along with me, 'cause we got a lot of things to do, now (ooh)
(You shouldn't have lied, now, you shouldn't have lied)

And we'll have fun, fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away
(Fun, fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
And we'll have fun, fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away
(Fun, fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
Fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away (Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away
Fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away (Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away
Fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away (Whoa, whoa, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away
Fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away (Whoa, whoa, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Fun, fun, now that daddy took the T-Bird away (Whoa)