Larry Williams - SLOW DOWN

First performance: 3/06/1979


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song two times:
 
1979-06-03 - WHISKY A GO GO, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA  
Bruce performed the song during the wedding of Marc Brickman to June Rudley, Bruce's lighting director and travel agent respectively. Springsteen and members of the band join Rickie Lee Jones and Boz Scaggs for a three hour celebration at West Hollywood's Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd. They play for three hours, a mixture of classic covers and Springsteen originals.  
 
The song was performed with Stand And Deliver (an American cover band ) and Max Weinberg. A reader of Brucebase who was present comments :  "Funny note the band never referred to Bruce by name I know they called him Mr Frank Sinatra once and I think Keith Richards (not a 100% on that one but pretty sure). What a night." Bruce doesn’t contribute vocals, only playing guitar.
 

Songinfo

"Slow Down" is a 24-bar blues written and performed by Larry Williams. Released as a single in 1958, it was a rhythm and blues hit that influenced the growing rock & roll movement of the time. Both "Slow Down" and the single's flip-side,"Dizzy Miss Lizzy", were covered by the Beatles in 1964 and 1965, respectively.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well, come on pretty baby
Won't you walk with me?
Come on, pretty baby
Won't you talk with me?
Come on pretty baby
I'll give me one more chance
Try to save our romance!

Slow down, baby
Baby, now you're movin' way too fas'
You better gimme little lovin'
Gimme little lovin'
Brrrr! If you want our love to las'

I used to walk you home
Baby, after school
Carry your books home, too
But now you got a boyfriend
Right down the street
Baby, what you're tryin' to do?

You better slow down!
Baby, now you're movin' way too fas'
You better gimme little lovin'
Gimme little lovin'
Oh! If you want our love to las'

You know that I love you
Tell the world I do
Oh, pretty baby
Why can't you be true?
I need your lovin'
Baby, oh, so bad
The best little woman that I ever had

Slow down, baby
Baby, now you're movin' way too fas'
You better gimme little lovin'
Gimme little lovin'
Brrrr! If you want our love to las'