Joe Ely - ALL JUST TO GET TO YOU

First performance: 14/09/1995


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song 7 times, always together with Joe Ely. 
 
 
 
  • The Reunion Tour 
2000-04-17 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
 
  • The Rising Tour 
2003-03-02 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
"Gonna bring out my good friend Joe Ely down and play with us, come on up....out of a great city of songwriters, the talent that´s come out of Texas, Joe´s one of my very favorites, man.." 
 
  • The Magic Tour 
2008-04-14 - TOYOTA CENTER, HOUSTON
The song featured a guest appearance by Joe Ely. During this show Bruce was also joined onstage by Alejandro Escovedo for "Always A Friend"
 
  • Off tour 
1995-09-14 - THE VIPER ROOM, WEST HOLLYWOOD
 
1996-03-17 - THE MEAN FIDDLER, DUBLIN, IRELAND
First performances in Europe of "All Just To Get To You" and "Oh, Boy!", as well as "Long Tall Sally". "Fingernails" is played in a medley with snippets of "That Black Snake Moan", "Matchbox", and "Buddy Brown's Blues" .
 
2001-10-18 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert with, as well as Bruce, Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, Joe Ely, and more. Garry Tallent, the night's musical director, Max Weinberg, and Patti Scialfa are all present. Members of the Pilgrim Baptist Church Celestial Choir of Red Bank, including The Alliance Singers, featuring Michelle Moore, participate in Bruce's set. The shows are to benefit local victims of the September 11 tragedy.
 
2001-10-19 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK
Alliance of Neighbors Benefit
 

Songinfo

All just to get to you is a song written by Joe Ely and Will Sexton and released on Ely's 1995 album Letter To Laredo. Bruce also contributed to the studio recording of this song providing back-up vocals, also on 'I’m a thousand miles from home' ( the album was called 'Letter To Laredo' ). Springsteen travelled to Austin around spring 1995 and joined Ely in studio to record his parts. The album was recorded at Spur Studios (Joe Ely's home studio) in Austin, TX. 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

  • Bruce also contributed to the studio recording of this song providing back-up vocals, also on 'I’m a thousand miles from home' ( the album was called 'Letter To Laredo' ). Springsteen travelled to Austin around spring 1995 and joined Ely in studio to record his parts.
  • Joe Elly had occasionally 17 performances together with Bruce Springsteen : Joe Ely (born February 9, 1947, Amarillo, TX) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas Country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll. He has had a genre-crossing career, performing with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, The Clancy Brothers and James McMurtry in addition to his early work with The Clash and more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark.
All appearances with Springsteen:

1. 1993-05-19 - NATIONAL STADIUM, DUBLIN, IRELAND (Joe Ely)
2. 1993-05-20 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
3. 1993-06-24 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
4. 1993-06-26 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
5. 1995-04-00 - SPUR STUDIOS, AUSTIN, TX (Joe Ely recording session)
6. 1995-09-14 - THE VIPER ROOM, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (Joe Ely)
7. 1996-01-25 - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL, AUSTIN, TX
8. 1996-03-17 - THE MEAN FIDDLER, DUBLIN, IRELAND (Joe Ely)
9. 1996-09-29 - SEVERANCE HALL, CLEVELAND, OH (Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert)
10. 2000-04-17 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX
11. 2001-10-18 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ (Alliance of Neighbors Benefit)
12. 2001-10-19 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ (Alliance of Neighbors Benefit)
13. 2003-03-02 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX
14. 2008-04-14 - TOYOTA CENTER, HOUSTON, TX
15. 2012-03-14 - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL, AUSTIN, TX (Alejandro Escovedo)
16. 2012-03-15 - MOODY THEATER, AUSTIN, TX
17. 2014-05-06 - CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION, HOUSTON, TX 
 

Lyrics

I have stumbled on the plains
Staggered in the wind
Stood at a crossroad or two
Cried to a river
Swept to the sea
All just to get to you

I have jumped a yellow cab
Hopped a rusty freight
Sang till my lips turned blue
Flown a silver bird
On tops of the clouds
All just to get to you

I ran too hard, I played too rough
I gave my love not near enough
I bled too red, I cried too blue
I beat my fist against the moon
All just to get to you

I have run from Saint Paul
To Wichita Falls
Called you from sunny Baton Rouge
I hocked everything
From my watch to my ring
All just to get to you

I ran too hard, I played too rough
I gave my love not near enough
I bled too red, I cried too blue
I beat my fist against the moon
All just to get to you

From the California Shore
Where the mighty ocean roars
To the lands of the Hopi and the Sioux
Ely and Springsteen: I walked the desert sands
Crossed the Rio Grande
All just to get to you

I have stumbled on the plains
Staggered in the wind
Stood at a crossroad or two
Cried to a river
Swept to the sea
All just to get to you

I ran too hard, I played too rough
I gave my love not near enough
I bled too red, I cried too blue
I beat my fist against the moon
All just to get to you
All just to get to you
All just to get to you
All just to get to you