Chuck Berry - AROUND AND AROUND

First performance: 29/07/1978


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 31 times :
 
  • Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour   
 
  • Off-Tour
 
1981-07-11 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Clarence Clemons)
1982-05-08 - THE FAST LANE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Beaver Brown)
1982-05-29 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Beaver Brown)
1982-06-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-06-20 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-06-27 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-07-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-07-31 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Sonny Kenn)
1982-08-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-08-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-08-15 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-09-19 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-09-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-09-29 - ON BROADWAY, WESTWOOD, NJ (rumoured) (Billy Rancher)
1982-10-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1983-04-24 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1983-06-18 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Diamonds)
1983-07-10 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1984-10-07 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1987-04-12 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
1987-08-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
1987-08-27 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1987-10-31 - McLOONE'S RUMRUNNER, SEA BRIGHT, NJ
1987-12-05 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1988-08-21 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1989-09-23 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT, NJ
1990-02-12 - CHINA CLUB, HOLLYWOOD, CA
1994-08-20 - MARZ AMERICAN STYLE, LONG BRANCH, NJ (Joe Grushecky)
1996-08-10 - GRAND MOUNTAIN LODGE, WHITEFISH, MT (Toby Scott wedding reception)
2002-12-13 - PEPSI ARENA, ALBANY, NY

Songinfo

"Around and Around" is a 1958 rock song written and first recorded by Chuck Berry. 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Bruce on around and around in 1978 :
 
.".let’s play....let’s play Round and Round.....we never played this, I’m gonna, I’m gonna screw ‘em up now.... here’s a song we used to do, we were playing at a little bar, uh....in New Jersey called the Student Prince.....”You can’t play that without five beers....I still remember...."
 
When Chuck Berry died Bruce tweeted :

"Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived. This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages."
Springsteen and Berry played together on at least two occasions. As back up at the University of Maryland in 1973. Springsteen asked what songs they were going to do. Berry said : " we're going to do some Chuck Berry songs." More than 20 years later, Springsteen again played backup for Berry, at a concert at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, celebrating the opening of the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame.
 
 

Lyrics

They say the joint was rockin'
a goin' 'round and round
Yeah reelin' and a rockin' what a crazy sound
Well they never stopped rockin' till the moon went down

Oh it sounds so sweet I gotta take me a chance
Rose out of my seat just had to dance
Started movin' my feet well a clappin' my hands
Well the joint started

Rockin' Going 'Round and around
Yeah reelin' and a rockin' what a crazy sound
A well they never stopped rockin' till the moon went down

Twelve o'clock
Well the place as packed
Front doors was locked
Well the place was packed
When the police knocked
Both doors flew back
But they kept on a ....

Oh they kept on a....