Aretha Franklin - Chain of fools

First performance: 27/05/2001


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once:
 
2001-05-27 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK

On 27 May 2001, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes were celebrating the 25th anniversary of their legendary 1976 radio broadcast at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ. Bruce joined them onstage for roughly three-quarters of an hour, taking leads and trading off vocals with Southside, Bobby Bandiera, and Graham Parker. Chain of fools was one of the songs played during Springsteen's appearance.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Chain of Fools" is a song written by Don Covay. Aretha Franklin first released the song as a single in 1967 and subsequently it appeared on many of her albums. Chain of fools gave Aretha Franklin a 1969 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 2001, the song was honored with a Grammy Hall Of Fame Award, a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have "qualitative or historical significance".
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

For five long years
I thought you were my man
But I found out
I'm just a link in your chain

Oh, you got me where you want me
I ain't nothing but your fool
You treated me mean
Oh oh, you treated me cruel

Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

Every chain
Has got a weak link
I might be weak child
But I'll give you strength, oh babe

You told me to leave you alone
My father said, "come on home"
My doctor said, "take it easy"
Whole bunch of lovin' is much too strong
I'm added to your

Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Your chain of fools

Oh, one of these mornings
The chain is gonna break
But up until then, yeah
I'm gonna take all I can take, oh yeah

Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools
Oh!
Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
Oh oh!
Chain, chain, chain
Your chain of fools
Oh oh oh, yeah!
Chain, chain, chain