Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops

First performance: 22/05/1988


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song 3 times:
 
1988-05-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY
The premiere and one of only three "Lonely Teardrops" this tour - the bridge is played twice. 
 
1988-05-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY
 
1988-07-10 - BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
The European debut of "Lonely Teardrops" (the third and final performance of the tour) is included in the encores.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Lonely Teardrops" is a song recorded and released as a single in 1958 by Jackie Wilson. Wilson's first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually peaking at number seven. It was originally intended by Gordy ( the writer ) to be recorded as a ballad. After recording it, Wilson and Brunswick executives felt the song lacked something. It was then given to veteran Decca Records arranger Dick Jacobs who re-arranged it into the smash hit it became. The hit's success helped land Wilson on American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show performing to receptive audiences on the respective shows, as well as other shows such as Shindig and Hullabaloo. This was the last song Jackie Wilson performed before his coma and later death, when he collapsed on-stage singing it .
 
 
  

Bruce on the artist

 
"Alright, wanna have a little fun? we're gonna do a song we've never done, it's one of my favorite songs, gonna sing it for you, send you home with it.... favorite song of mine by Jackie Wilson...I'll start it, Lonely teardrops....We're gonna have to do the bridge one more time, that asshole screwed up my finale here ..." 
 

Lyrics

Shooby Doo Wop ba baa (hey hey)
Shooby Doo Wop ba baa (hey hey)
Shooby Doo Wop ba baa (hey hey)

My heart Is cryin', cryin'
Lonely teardrops
My pillows never dry of
Lonely teardrops

Come home, come home
Just say you will, say you will (say you will)
Say you will (say you will)
Hey, Hey (say you will)

My heart Is cryin', cryin'
Lonely teardrops
My pillows never dry of
Lonely teardrops

Come home, come home
Just say you will, say you will (say you will)
Say you will (say you will)
Hey, Hey (say you will)

Just give me another chance
For our romance
Come on and tell me
That one day you'll return
'Cause everyday that you've been gone away
You'll know my heart does nothing but burn

Crying
Lonely Teardrops
My pillows never dry of
Lonely Teardrops

Come home, come home
Just say you will, say you will (say you will)
Say you will (say you will)
Hey, Hey (say you will)

Say it right now baby (say you will)
Come on, come on (say you will)
Say it darling, yeah (say you will)