Robert Parker - BAREFOOTIN'

First performance: 05/11/1986


Coverinfo

1986-11-05 - LE ZÉNITH DE PARIS, PARIS, FRANCE

BAREFOOTIN' (with Bob Geldof)

Bruce and Bob Geldof join Huey Lewis & The News. Only known Springsteen performance. The entire performance was shown on VH1 and is now circulating on fan-made DVD compilations such as the 4-volume set "This Is Your Life".
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Barefootin'" is a 1965 song performed by Robert Parker. "Barefootin'" was arranged and produced by Wardell Quezergue in 1965. The song reached No.2 on the U.S. R&B chart. Parker's record label, Nola Records, claimed that the record sold over one million copies. Robert Parker (born October 14, 1932) is an American R&B singer and musician, best known for his 1966 hit, "Barefootin'". Parker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, US and started his career as a saxophonist, playing with Professor Longhair on his hit "Mardi Gras In New Orleans" in 1949. Over the next decade, he played with most of New Orleans' musicians, including Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, and Huey "Piano" Smith. By 1958, he had started recording solo, having a local hit with the instrumental "All Night Long". In 1965 he signed for Nola Records, and had his biggest hit with "Barefootin’". It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Everybody get on your feet,
You make me nervous when you in your seat
Take off your shoes and pat your feet,
We're doin' a dance that can't be beat
We're barefootin', We're barefootin',
We're barefootin', We're barefootin',

Went to a party the other night,
Long Tall Sally was out of sight
Threw way her wig, and her high sneakers too,
She was doin' a dance without any shoes
She was barefootin', She was barefootin',
She was barefootin', She was barefootin',

Hey little gal with the red dress on,
I bet you can barefoot all night long
Take off your shoes and throw them away,
Come back and get them another day
We're barefootin', We're barefootin',
We're barefootin', We're barefootin',
Musical interlude
Lil John Henry he said to Sue,
If I was barefootin' would you barefoot too
Sue told John, "I'm thirty two,
I was barefootin ever since I was two
They was barefootin', they was barefootin'
They was barefootin'', we barefootin'
We barefootin' we barefootin'
We barefootin' we barefootin'
We barefootin' we barefootin'
We don't have no shoes on