Bruce performed the song 3 times and once as a snippet:
Bruce rearranged this song and released it as track 14 on his 1992 album Human Touch. Pony Boy
is a modified version of the traditional song My Pony Boy. Springsteen is credited for arrangement and additional lyrics. The song also features Patti Scialfa on harmony vocals. The song was originally recorded for the upcoming charity various artists album For Our Children,but Springsteen replaced it at the last minute with a cover of Nancy Cassidy's Chicken lips and lizard hips
and instead released Pony Boy on Human Touch. According to Brucebase
, another version, without Patti Scialfa on harmony vocals, was also recorded but does not circulate.
1996-04-27 Royal Albert Hall, London, England
"...a special dedication tonight for this one, I got my, my oldest son Evan´s with me ... gonna do this for him….he can tell you if this is, uh, true or bullshit .... and uh …. he´s, he´s, he´s gonna put up with the boredom of Dad´s chosen profession for a night .... this is for you, Ev´….Pony boy, Pony boy, won´t you be my….he´ll kill me if I play that there, this is for you…."