Richard Berry and the Pharaohs - LOUIE LOUIE

First performance: 09/09/1978


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 9 times in full 
 
 
 
1978-11-10 - REILLY CENTER, ST BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY, ST BONAVENTURE, NY
1978-11-14 - UTICA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, UTICA, NY
1981-01-26 - ATHLETIC & CONVOCATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SOUTH BEND, IN
1982-09-19 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-10-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1983-07-16 - THE HEADLINER, NEPTUNE, NJ (Midnight Thunder)
2009-05-07 - AIR CANADA CENTRE, TORONTO, ON
2014-04-19 - TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA, CHARLOTTE, NC
 
20 times as a snippet during "Twist And Shout", "Glory Days", "Pay Me My Money Down"
 
2012-06-22 Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England (Twist And Shout)
2009-11-20 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD (Glory Days)
2009-07-21 Stadio Olimpico, Turin, Italy (Glory Days)
2009-07-12 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland (Twist And Shout)
2009-06-30 Stade De Suisse, Bern, Switzerland (Glory Days)
2009-06-27 Worthy Farm, Pilton, England (Evening) (Glory Days)
2009-06-13 Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN (Glory Days)
2009-06-09 Koengen, Bergen, Norway (Glory Days)
2009-06-04 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden (Glory Days)
2009-06-02 Ratinan Stadion, Tampere, Finland (Glory Days)
2009-05-30 Megaland, Landgraaf, The Netherlands (Glory Days)
2009-05-23 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ (Glory Days)
2009-05-14 Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Glory Days)
2009-05-02 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC (Glory Days)
2009-04-22 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA (Glory Days)
2009-04-16 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (Glory Days)
2009-04-10 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO (Glory Days)
2006-04-25 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ ( Pay Me My Money Down )
2006-04-24 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ  ( Pay Me My Money Down )
1984-10-31 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA 
Included after a lengthy introduction after  "High School Confidential" and story about Dr Frankenstein including snippets of "Louie Louie" and "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
 

Songinfo

"Louie Louie" is an American rhythm and blues song written and composed by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen. It has become a standard in pop and rock, with hundreds of versions recorded by different artists. The song is based on the tune "El Loco Cha Cha” popularized by bandleader René Touzet and is an example of Latin influence on American popular music. "Louie Louie" tells, in simple verse–chorus form, the first-person story of a Jamaican sailor returning to the island to see his lady love. 
The Kingsmen's recording was the subject of an FBI investigation about the supposed, but nonexistent, obscenity of the lyrics, an investigation that ended without prosecution. Ironically, the recording notably includes the drummer yelling "Fuck!" after dropping his drumstick at the 0:54 mark.  
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Louie, Louie, oh, oh, me gotta go
Louie, Louie, oh, oh, me gotta go
Fine little girl she waits for me
Me catch the ship for cross the sea
Me sail the ship all alone
Me never think me make it home
Louie, Louie...
Three nights and days me sail the sea
Me think of girl constantly
On the ship I dream she there
Me smell the rose in her hair
Louie, Louie...
Me see Jamaica moon above
It won't be long, me see my love,
I take her in my arms and then
Me tell her I never leave again
Louie, Louie...