Johnny Fuller - HAUNTED HOUSE

First performance: 31/10/1980


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once:
 
 
The song was played during a Halloween show during the river tour. Set features a one-off version of Johnny Fuller's "Haunted House", after Bruce is carried onstage in a coffin and chased by roadies in ghost attire. Springsteen opens the second set with the Marketts instrumental hit "Out Of Limits," . Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "The River". A fuller "No Money Down" than the previous night is used as the introduction to "Cadillac Ranch". 
 
 
 

Songinfo

Johnny Fuller (April 20, 1929 – May 20, 1985) was an American West Coast and electric blues singer and guitarist. Fuller showed musical diversity, performing in several musical genres including rhythm and blues, gospel and rock and roll. His distinctive singing and guitar playing appeared on a number of 1950s San Francisco Bay Area recordings, although he ceased performing regularly by the late 1970s.His better known tracks were "Crying Won't Make Me Stay", "All Night Long", "You Got Me Whistling" and "Johnny Ace's Last Letter."
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I just moved in my new house today
Well the movin' was hard but I got squared away
Bells started ringin' and chains rattled loud
I knew I'd moved in a haunted house

Still I made up in my mind to stay
Ain't no ghost was gonna scare me away
When I seen somethin' that gave me the creeps
Had a two big eyes and two big feet

Gonna be here when the mornin' comes
I'll be right here and I ain't gonna run
I bought this house now you know I'm boss
And there ain't no ghost gonna scare me off

I stood right still and I did the freeze
And he did the stroll right up to me
Made a sound with his feet that sounded like a drum
Sayin' you'll be going when the mornin' comes

Say yes I'll be here when the mornin' comes
I'll be right here and I ain't gonna run
I bought this house now you know I'm boss
Ain't no haint gonna run me off

In the kitchen the stove was hot
Well he drank the coffee right from the pot
And he grabbed some meat right outta my hand
And drunk the hot grease from the frying pan

Well outside I heard a horrible sigh
Heard a whole lotta howling in the night
Then I heard a voice say "You better listen son
Better be gone when the morning comes"

Say yes I'll be here when the mornin' comes
I'll be right here and I ain't gonna run
I bought this house now you know I'm boss
Ain't no ghost gonna run me off

I'll be here when the mornin' comes
I'll be right here and I ain't gonna run
Well I bought this house now you know I'm boss
Ain't no ghost gonna run me off

I'll be here when the mornin' comes
I'll be right here and I ain't gonna run
I bought this house now you know I'm boss
Ain't no ghost gonna run me off
Ain't no ghost gonna run me off
Ain't no ghost gonna run me off