Neil diamond - SWEET CAROLINE

First performance: 14/03/2011


Coverinfo

2011-03-14 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Not really a cover of Bruce but a funny trivia during the 26th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. Bruce sings a line from the crowd during Neil Diamond's set on "Sweet Caroline".
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Sweet Caroline" is a song written and performed by Neil Diamond and released in June 1969 as a single with the title "Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)". It was arranged by Charles Calello and recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.In a 2007 interview, Diamond stated the inspiration for his song was John F. Kennedy's daughter, Caroline, who was eleven years old at the time it was released. Diamond sang the song to her at her 50th birthday celebration in 2007. On December 21, 2011, in an interview on CBS's The Early Show, Diamond said that a magazine cover photo of Caroline Kennedy as a young child on a horse with her parents in the background created an image in his mind, and the rest of the song came together about five years after seeing the picture. However, in 2014 Diamond said the song was about his then-wife Marcia, but he needed a three-syllable name to fit the melody.The song has proven to be enduringly popular and, as of November 2014, has sold over two million digital downloads in the United States.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Where it began, I can't begin to knowing
But then I know it's growing strong
Was in the spring
Then spring became the summer
Who'd have believed you'd come along
Hands, touching hands
Reaching out, touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I'd be inclined
To believe they never would
But now I
Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when I'm holding you
One, touching one
Reaching out, touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I'd be inclined
To believe they never would
Oh no, no
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Sweet Caroline
I believe they never could
Sweet Caroline