Sam Cooke - Cupid

First performance: 19/09/1974


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 4 times:
 
1974-09-19 - THE MAIN POINT, BRYN MAWR, PA
Stuart Green, then house manager of the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, attended one of these two Main Point shows and commented to Brucebase that Springsteen performed "Cupid" and "Let The Four Winds Blow" as encores. It is likely that this is the premiere of the cover of Sam Cooke's "Cupid".
 
1974-09-22 - KEAN COLLEGE, UNION, NJ
1974-10-04 - AVERY FISHER HALL, LINCOLN CENTER, NY
1974-10-29 - MUSIC HALL, BOSTON, MA

 

Songinfo

"Cupid" is a song by American singer Sam Cooke, released on May 16, 1961. Cooke's producers had asked him to write a song for a girl they had seen on a Perry Como TV show — but once they heard her sing, they kept "Cupid" for Cooke himself. It was Cooke's idea to drop in the sound of an arrow being fired "straight to my lover's heart." Personnel on the recording included Cooke's session regulars Clifton White and Rene Hall on guitar, Clifford Hills on bass, Earl Palmer on drums and Joseph Gibbons on guitar and banjo. 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me, for me
Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me
Now I don't mean to bother you but I'm in distress
There's danger of me losing all of my happiness
For I love a girl who doesn't know I exist
And this you can fix
So, cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me
Nobody but me
Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me
Now, cupid if your arrow make a love storm for me
I promise I will lover her until eternity
I know between the two of us her heart we can steal
Help me if you will
So, cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me
Nobody but me
Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me
Now, cupid, don't you hear me
Calling you, I need ya
Cupid help me, I need ya
Cupid, don't fail me