Slim Harpo - Rainin' In My Heart

First performance: 06/05/1988


Bruce soundchecked the song only once:

The song was performed during a fantastic soundcheck in 1988 . The soundcheck includes "Rainin' In My Heart" (not the Buddy Holly song with the same title), "Big Boss Man" (first recorded by Jimmy Reed but also by Elvis Presley), "Let It Be Me" (The Everly Brothers, also soundchecked in Atlanta in March) with Nils taking lead vocals, "Cathy's Clown" and "Crying In The Rain" (both also The Everly Brothers) and both "Rock And Roll Music" and "Sweet Little Sixteen" by Chuck Berry. The second song of the soundcheck has historically been titled "The Way You Walk", however a little investigation has revealed it to be John Lee Hooker's "Dimples". Perhaps Bruce had considered including the song in the Express Tour set, but instead settled on "Boom Boom" which will be premiered four days after this show in Bloomington, MN.


"Rainin' in My Heart" is a song written by James Moore (aka Slim Harpo) and Jerry West (an alias used by J. D. "Jay" Miller) and performed by Harpo. It was featured on his 1961 album Slim Harpo Sings "Raining in My Heart..."

Bruce on the artist


Rainin' in my heart
Since we've been apart
I know I was wrong
Baby, please come home
You got me cryin'
'Bout to lose my mind
Don't let me cry in vain
Try my love just once, again
Honey, I need your love
Darlin', you know why
If you would come back home
They'll be no need for me to cry
Raining in my heart
Since we been apart
I know I was wrong
Baby, please come home