Stevie Ray Vaughan - THE HOUSE IS ROCKIN '

First performance: 01/08/2015


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song only once:
 
 
Bruce and Patti, along with Lisa Lowell, perform with Timepiece (Patti's brother Mike Scialfa's band) at a private party for friends. Bruce mainly played guitar on the five songs listed here, but did provide lead vocals on "Oh, Pretty Woman" , "Born On The Bayou" and "Brown Eyed Girl". Springsteen's first known performance of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "The House Is Rockin'". It is possible other songs were performed, or that the songs were played in a different order.
 
 
 

Songinfo

The song is taken from the fourth studio album In Step by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released in 1989. The title In Step can be seen as referring to Vaughan's new-found sobriety, following the years of drug and alcohol use that eventually led Vaughan into rehabilitation. It was also Vaughan's final album with Double Trouble. In 1990, he recorded a collaboration album with his brother, Jimmie Vaughan, called Family Style; later that year, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash. The album received universal acclaim. Critics called it Vaughan’s best album, with some even saying it was one of the best albums of the year. 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well, the house is a rockin', don't bother knockin'
Yeah the house is a rockin', don't bother knockin'
Yeah the house is a rockin', don't bother, come on in
Kick off your shoes, start losin' the blues
This old house ain't got nothin' to lose
Seen it all for years, start spreadin' the news
We got room on the floor, come on baby, shake somethin' loose
Well, the house is a rockin', don't bother knockin'
Yeah, the house is a rockin', don't bother knockin'
Yeah, the house is a rockin', don't bother, come on in
Well, the house is a rockin', don't bother knockin'
Yeah, the house is a rockin', don't bother knockin'
Yeah, the house is a rockin', don't bother, come on in
Walkin' up the street, you can hear the sound
Of some bad honky tonkers, really layin' it down
They've seen it all for years and got nothin' to lose
So get out on the floor, shimmy 'til you shake somethin' loose
Well, the house is a rockin', don't bother knockin'
Yeah, the house is a rockin', don't bother knockin'
Yeah, the house is a rockin', don't bother, come on in
I said, the house is a rockin', don't bother, come on in