Richard Berry and the Pharaohs - LOUIE LOUIE

First performance: 09/09/1978


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 9 times in full:
 
 

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

1982-10-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Cats on a Smooth Surface

1983-07-16 - THE HEADLINER, NEPTUNE, NJ
 
 
 
  • Snippets (20 times)
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"
 
during TWIST AND SHOUT
 
2009-07-12 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland 
 
during GLORY DAYS
 
2009-11-20 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
2009-07-21 Stadio Olimpico, Turin, Italy
2009-06-30 Stade De Suisse, Bern, Switzerland
2009-06-27 Worthy Farm, Pilton, England (Evening)
2009-06-13 Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN
2009-06-09 Koengen, Bergen, Norway
2009-06-04 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
2009-06-02 Ratinan Stadion, Tampere, Finland
2009-05-30 Megaland, Landgraaf, The Netherlands
2009-05-23 Izod Center, East Rutherford
2009-05-14 Times Union Center, Albany
2009-05-02 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro
2009-04-22 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston
2009-04-16 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, LA
2009-04-10 Pepsi Center, Denver
 
during PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN

2006-04-25 Convention Hall, Asbury Park
2006-04-24 Convention Hall, Asbury Park
 

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...