Ada Jones - PONY BOY

First performance: 31/07/1992


Coverinfo

Bruce rearranged this song and released it as track 14 on his 1992 album Human Touch.He covered the song 3 times live. Twice during World Tour 1992-1993 and once during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Tour.
PONY BOY is a modified version of the traditional song MY PONY BOY. Springsteen is credited for arrangement and additional lyrics. The song also features Patti Scialfa on harmony vocals. The song was originally recorded for the upcoming charity various artists album For Our Children,but Springsteen replaced it at the last minute with a cover of Nancy Cassidy's Chicken lips and lizard hips and instead released Pony Boy on Human Touch. According to Brucebase, another version, without Patti Scialfa on harmony vocals, was also recorded but does not circulate.
 
 

On 16 Jul 2005 in Albany, NY, Springsteen sang a snippet of Pony Boy during the spoken introducing to Long time comin' .
 

1992-07-31 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
 
1992-08-04 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

1996-04-27 - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND
 

Songinfo

"My Pony Boy" is a popular song written in 1909 by Bobby Heath (lyrics) and Charley O'Donnell. It was incorporated into the Broadway musical Miss Innocence (1909) where it was introduced by Lillian Lorraine. The old expression "giddy up", exhorting a horse to gallop at high speed, is a corruption of "get ye up". The term "tony" refers to someone of high "tone" or social elegance.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

ony boy, pony boy, won't you be my pony boy
Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up whoa, my pony boy

Ride with me, ride with me, won't you take a ride with me
Underneath the starry sky, my pony boy

Over the hills and through the trees we'll go riding you and me
Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-away, my pony boy

Pony boy, pony boy, won't you be my pony boy
Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up whoa, my pony boy

Down into the valley deep, 'neath the eaves we will sleep
Sky of dreams up above, my pony boy

Pony boy, pony boy, won't you be my pony boy
Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up whoa, my pony boy

Pony boy, pony boy, won't you be my pony boy
Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up whoa, my pony boy