Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs - May I

First performance: 12/04/2014


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once:
 
 
Show opens with a one-off cover of Bill Deal & The Rhondels' 1969 single "May I". The song was performed only once at Virginia Beach in 2014 during the high Hopes tour. The song was also previously soundchecked. Bruce opens the show with the song . Bruce covered the song there because Bill Deal & the Rhondels were formed in Portsmouth Virginia.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"May I ?" is a song released by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (1966) But it was Bill Deal & the Rhondels, who was the inspiration to Bruce that evening. Bill Deal & the Rhondels was formed in 1959. in Portsmouth, Virginia, crossing blue-eyed soul and beach music. They had three hit singles in 1969, "May I" , "I've Been Hurt" , "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)" The band disbanded in 1975, but reformed at various times until the death of Bill Deal in 2003.
 
 
 

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Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

May I! may I!
May I, may I
May I be your boy
May I speak with you
May I bring you joy
Girl I've been searching
May I, may I, may I, may I
Touch your hand in mine
Such a thrill divine
Girl I've been searching for someone like you
Well I've said everything that I can say
Done everything that I can do
For you girl
Yes I have
So in love with you
May I, may I, may I, may I
Touch your hand in mine
Such a thrill divine
Girl I've been searching for someone like you
I'm gonna walk with you
Girl I'm gonna talk with you
I'm gonna be your boy
I'm gonna bring you joy