Henry Mancini - PETER GUNN THEME

First performance: 2/03/1998


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song as a snippet during "light of day" :
 
1998-03-02 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH, PA
With Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers. A lengthy show that is split into two sets. Bruce does not perform during the first set. However following the intermission Springsteen takes to the stage for the entire second set. "Light Of Day" starts off with a few bars of  "Peter Gunn Theme" on the guitar and includes "Land Of 1000 Dances".
 
 

1999-06-15 - STADION AM BIEBERER BERG, OFFENBACH, GERMANY
"Light Of Day" includes "I Hear A Train" and "I've Been Everywhere", plus a snippet of the "Peter Gunn Theme".
 

Songinfo

"Peter Gunn" is the theme music composed by Henry Mancini for the television show of the same name. The song was the opening track on the original soundtrack album, The Music from Peter Gunn, released in 1959. Mancini won an Emmy Award and two Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Arrangement. Lyrics were added by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and first recorded in 1965 by Sarah Vaughan .
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Every night your line is busy
All that buzzin' makes me dizzy
Couldn't count on all my fingers
All the dates you had with swingers

Bye, bye, bye, baby
I'm gonna kiss you goodbye and go right through that doorway
So long, I'm leaving
This is the last time we'll meet on the street going your way

Don't look surprised, you know you've buttered your bread
So now it's fair, you should stare at the back of my head
If you write a letter to me
My former friend, don't you end with an R.S.V.P.

I'm going bye, bye, I'm moving
Tomorrow I may be splittin' to Britain or Norway
I'm saying bye, bye, bye baby
Now that I heard all that jazzing whereas I have had it, I've had it