Ed Townsend - For your Love

First performance: 23/05/1988


Bruce soundchecked the song prior to the show:
1988-05-23 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY 
Final U.S. show of the tour. Bruce soundchecked the song prior to the show but it was not included in the show itself. It is released in the archive series. Not to be confused with the song of the Yardbirds with the same title. ( see For your Love - The Yardbirds ) Bruce covered this song too in the early years. Bruce didn't follow the original version of Ed Townsend but steered the band toward a reggae arrangement. (He has been experimenting with reggae arrangements since transforming “My Hometown,” “Born in the U.S.A.” and “Jersey Girl” )
In January 2019 the complete 23 May 1988 concert was officially released on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net .For the first time in the Bruce Springsteen Archive Series, Madison Square Garden 1988 includes a bonus track recorded prior to the show during the sound-check: a cover of Ed Townsend's For your love. 


"For Your Love" is a song written and performed by Ed Townsend. It reached #7 on the US R&B chart and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958. Edward Benjamin 'Ed' Townsend (April 16, 1929 – August 13, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, producer and attorney. He performed and composed "For Your Love", a rhythm and blues doo wop classic, and co-wrote "Let's Get It On" with Marvin Gaye.


Bruce on the artist


For your love, oh, I would do anything
I would do anything, fo-o-or your love

For your kiss (Ahh, ahh, ahh)
Oh, I would go anywhere (Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh)
I would go (Ahh, ahh, ahh)
Anywhere, fo-o-or your kiss

More foolish I grow
With each heart beat
But we all get foolish
That's why I repeat

For your love, (Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh)
Oh, I would do anything (Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh)
I would do anything, fo-o-or your kiss
I would do anything
Fo-o-or your love
(Anything, anything, anything)
Fo-o-or your love
(Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ooh)