Ike and Tina Turner - It's Gonna Work Out Fine

First performance: 16/08/1975


Bruce played the song 16 times.
The song was always introduced as a song about marriage
1990-04-14 Michael's Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA
Wedding reception of Bruce’s producer/engineer Chuck Plotkin and bride Wendy Brandchaft. "The Fever" and "Jersey Girl" were definitely performed with Tom Waits. Rolling Stone magazine also reported "Stand By Me" was performed with Waits. Jimmie Wood joins for "It's Gonna Work Out Fine". Backing vocalists include Patti Scialfa, Karla Bonoff, and Andrew Gold.
1979-06-03 Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA
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.

1978-08-25 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT
1975-12-30 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1975-10-17 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA (Late)
1975-10-11 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ (Late)
1975-10-04 Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI
1975-09-28 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
1975-09-26 Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, IA
1975-09-16 Dallas Convention Center Theater, Dallas, TX
1975-09-12 Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX
1975-09-06 Theatre Of Performing Arts, New Orleans, LA
1975-08-23 Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA
1975-08-17 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Late)
1975-08-17 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)


"It's Gonna Work Out Fine" is a song written by Rose Marie McCoy and Sylvia McKinney, and released as a single by Ike & Tina Turner in 1961.Their second million-selling hit after "A Fool in Love". The song was recorded a year after Ike and Tina Turner broke through with their blues-oriented soul number, "A Fool in Love". Rose Marie McCoy stated, "I wrote the song, but I heard that Tina didn't really care for it. Anyway, at the time, Sylvia (McKinney) told me I had to "hear this girl sing it." When Ike and Tina came to New York, I went up to the Apollo to see them. Ike called Tina in the room. He said "Sing that song." She didn't say a word, but she sang. She sang like her life depended on it. I told Sylvia, if it sounds that good now, I can't wait to hear it with the music behind it." 0Much like "A Fool in Love", the song became an early highlight of Ike & Tina's live shows as the duo's band transformed from The Kings of Rhythm in which Tina was the lead vocalist and sole dancer into The Ike & Tina Turner Revue, by 1962. It also resulted in the group's first Grammy nomination for Best Rock & Roll Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group. The song's guitar riffs were similar to songs released in that time period including "Nutbush City Limits" and "Sexy Ida (Part 2)".

Bruce on the artist

Bruce Springsteen, From My Home to Yours Volume 9:
"Tina Turner is simply one of the greatest rock singers, you know.” 
Introduction to the song: 
04.10.75 Detroit, MI, intro to ´It´s Gonna Work Out Fine´

"Wanna know, wanna know who´s married here in the crowd, who´s, how many of you folks married ? (some yells) that many ? you, you married ? you ain´t married, you´re just messing around (chuckles) I know he ain´t married, he´s just jiving but this is, uh, this is a song for the married people here, this is a song, I´m not married....you know but uh....but I met this guy the other day, I seen this guy....that I used to go to high school with and uh, he came to my house, he was selling, he was selling insurance with my brother-in-law, my brother-in-law sells insurance for, uh, Metropolitan Life and uh....this guy (?) yeah, he sold me insurance but I didn´t keep up the payments, you know, you´re supposed to pay, I think you´re supposed to pay like 33 dollars every three months and uh, and like you know, you´re traveling around all the time, you don´t keep it up and stuff, you insured ? (?) let me give you my brother-in-law´s phone number, I got it somewhere here (chuckles) he´ll set you right out (chuckles) but this is a song, this guy came to my house and I sort of recognised him but I didn´t recognise him a whole lot and he came in and we start talking for a while, I found out I went to high school with him....and uh, that he´d been gotten married and uh, had a few kids and stuff, it started me thinking back to all the cats in my bands that, that had gotten married and settled down, people either get, got married and settled down or they went nuts, they went crazy, you know....anyway....this is a song about that, is the band ready ? (?) this is for all the married folk...."


Darling (yes Tina) it's time to get next to me
(Wow, honey that was the plan from the very beginning)
Darling (un huh) I never thought that this could be
(What you mean) oh yeah
Your lips set my soul on fire (I knew it)
You fulfill my every desire
Oh darling I think it's gonna work out fine
(It's gonna work out fine)
I wanna tell you something Ike
Ike, I went to see the preacher man
(The preacher man, you must be losin' your mind)
I started (started what) I started making wedding plans
(Oh really) oh yeah
If your love is half as true as the love I offer you
Oh darling I think it's gonna work out fine
(It's gonna work out fine)
I keep a tellin' ya
(I think it's gonna work out fine)
And I can feelin' it's gonna
(I think it's gonna work out)
I keep a tellin' you
(I know it's gonna work out fine)
I'm so glad that you're mine all mine
Remember (remember what) I used to call you Dapper Dan
(Yeah honey those were the good old days)
The thriller (the killer, honey)
The every woman's lovin' man (that's me) oh yeah
A whole lot of girls used to be your speed (still is)
But now ??? ??? I'm all you need
So darling I know it's gonna work out fine
(It's gonna work out fine)
I keep a tellin' ya
(I think it's gonna work out fine)
And I can feelin' it's gonna
(I think it's gonna work out)
I keep a tellin' you
(I know it's gonna work out fine)
Yeah yeah it's gonna
??? you know it's gonna
(I think it's gonna work out fine)
It's got to work, to work
(I think it's gonna work out)
Yeah, yeah it's gonna
(I know it's gonna work out fine)
It's got to work, to work