Little Darlings ( The ) - LITTLE BIT OF SOUL

First performance: 03/06/1999


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song only once, and once as a snippet:
 
Though the song was originally relased by The Little Darlings in 1965 it is The Music Explosion's 1967 recording of the song that Bruce Springsteen was likely familiar with. 
 
"Little Bit O’ Soul" was played by sign request. He also used a snippet of the song that night during Tenth Avenue Freeze-out.
 
  • Snippet
during TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

1999-06-27 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
Played by Garry Tallent

1999-06-03 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
Played by Garry Tallent
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Little Bit O' Soul" is a song written in 1964 by British songwriters, John Carter and Ken Lewis. It was originally recorded by Coventry band, The Little Darlings, and released in 1965 on Fontana Records. The song was popularized in the United States by The Music Explosion. The Music Explosion's version is noted for its trademark bass riff played by Burton "Butch" Stahl.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Now, when you're feeling low and the fish won't bite
You need a little bit o' soul to put you right

You got to make like you want to kneel and pray
And then a little bit o' soul will come your way

Now when your girl is gone and you're broke in two
You need a little bit o' soul to see you through

And when you raise the roof with your rock 'n' roll
You'll get a lot more kicks with a little bit o' soul

And when your party falls 'cause ain't nobody grooving
A little bit o' soul, and it really starts moving, yeah

And when you're in a mess and you feel like crying
Just remember this little song of mine

And as you go through life trying to reach your goal
Just remember what I said about a little bit o' soul

A little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul...