Al Green - Take me to the river

First performance: 02/08/1999


Coverinfo

Bruce performed 87 times as a snippet during the Reunion Tour:
 
  • Snippets
during TENTH AVENUE FREEZE OUT
2017-11-21 Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out includes a snippet of "Take Me To The River" in the outro.
 
2016-01-16 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
Shout includes a snippet of "Take Me To The River" in the midsection.
 
 
 
2000-06-29 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-27 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-26 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-23 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-22 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-20 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-17 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-15 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-12 Madison Square Garden, New York City
2000-06-04 Philips Arena, Atlanta
2000-06-03 Philips Arena, Atlanta
2000-05-29 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
2000-05-27 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
2000-05-22 Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
2000-05-21 Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
2000-05-08 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
2000-05-07 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
2000-05-04 Air Canada Centre, Toronto
2000-05-03 Air Canada Centre, Toronto
2000-04-30 Firstar Center, Cincinnati
2000-04-26 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh
2000-04-25 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh
2000-04-22 Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, Raleigh, NC
2000-04-21 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
2000-04-18 Compaq Center, Houston
2000-04-17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin
2000-04-15 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
2000-04-12 Nashville Arena, Nashville
2000-04-09 Kemper Arena, Kansas City
2000-04-08 Kiel Center, St. Louis
2000-04-04 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
2000-04-03 Rose Garden, Portland, OR
2000-03-31 Pepsi Center, Denver
2000-03-30 Pepsi Center, Denver
2000-03-19 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans
2000-03-18 Pyramid Arena, Memphis
2000-03-14 Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR
2000-03-13 Reunion Arena, Dallas
2000-03-10 National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
2000-03-09 National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
2000-03-06 Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
2000-03-04 Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL
2000-02-28 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
1999-11-29 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999-11-28 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999-11-21 Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY
1999-11-19 Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo
1999-11-17 Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
1999-11-15 Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
1999-11-14 Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
1999-11-10 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
1999-11-09 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
1999-11-06 Fargodome, Fargo, ND
1999-10-28 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
1999-10-26 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
1999-10-25 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
1999-10-23 Staples Center, Los Angeles
1999-10-21 Staples Center, Los Angeles
1999-10-18 Staples Center, Los Angeles
1999-10-17 Staples Center, Los Angeles
1999-10-15 America West Arena, Phoenix
1999-09-30 United Center, Chicago, IL
1999-09-28 United Center, Chicago, IL
1999-09-27 United Center, Chicago, IL
1999-09-25 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-24 First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-21 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-20 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-15 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-13 First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
1999-09-08 Palace Of Auburn Hills (The), Auburn Hills, MI
1999-09-03 MCI Center, Washington, DC
1999-09-01 MCI Center, Washington, DC
1999-08-31 MCI Center, Washington, DC
1999-08-27 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-26 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-24 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-22 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-21 FleetCenter, Boston, MA
1999-08-12 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford
1999-08-09 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford
1999-08-07 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford
1999-08-04 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford
1999-08-02 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford
 

Songinfo

"Take Me to the River" is a 1974 song written by singer Al Green and guitarist Mabon "Teenie" Hodges. Al Green originally recorded the song for his 1974 album, Al Green Explores Your Mind. Green dedicated his performance on the record to "...Little Junior Parker, a cousin of mine, he's gone on but we'd like to kinda carry on in his name.." According to one writer, "Green's song squares the singer's early religious convictions with more earthly interests", but when the singer became a pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in 1976, he dropped the song from his repertoire. Al Green also used the title Take Me to the River for his autobiography, published in 2000.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I don't know why I love you like I do
After all the changes that you put me through
You stole my money and my cigarettes
And I haven't seen hide nor hair of you yet

I want to know
Won't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?
Yeah!

Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won't you cleanse my soul
Put my feet on the ground

I don't know why she treated me so bad
After all those things that we could have had
Love is a notion that I can't forget
My sweet sixteen I will never regret

I want to know
Won't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?
Ah, ah!

Hold me, love me, please me, tease me
Till I can't, till I can't, can't take no more
Oh, hey!
Take me to the river

I don't know why I love you like I do
After all the things that you put me through
The sixteen candles burning on my wall
Turning me into the biggest fool of them all

I want to know
Won't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?
Ah!

I want to know
Take me to the river
I want to know
Want you to dip me in the water
I want to know
Won't you wash me in the water, there
Wash me in the water, there
Wash me in the water
Won't you wash me in the water
Oh, oh!
Feeling good