Steve Earl - GUITAR TOWN

First performance: 06/02/1998


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song only once:
 
 
The song was played during a guest appearence of Bruce with Steve Earle and the Dukes :  
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Guitar Town" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Steve Earle. It was released in June 1986 as the second single and title track from the album Guitar Town. It was Earle's highest peaking song to date on the country charts in both the U.S. and Canada.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce had 3 performances with Steve Earl:

2009-05-03 Madison Square Garden, New York City
Clearwater Concert in honor of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday.

2007-04-05 Carnegie Hall, New York City
Springsteen makes an unadvertised guest appearance at a benefit/tribute show in his honor called 'Celebrating the Music of Bruce Springsteen: Music for Youth Benefit'. 
 

1998-02-06 Tradewinds, Sea Bright
Bruce guests with Steve Earle & The Dukes.
 

Lyrics

Hey pretty baby are you ready for me
It's your good rockin' daddy down from Tennessee
I'm just out of Austin bound for San Antone
With the radio blastin' and the bird dog on
There's a speed trap up ahead in Selma Town
But no local yokel gonna shut me down
'Cause me and my boys got this rig unwound
And we've come a thousand miles from a Guitar Town
Nothin' ever happened 'round my hometown
And I ain't the kind to just hang around
But I heard someone callin' my name one day
And I followed that voice down the lost highway
Everybody told me you can't get far
On thirty-seven dollars and a jap guitar
Now I'm smokin' into Texas with the hammer down
And a rockin' little combo from the Guitar Town
Hey pretty baby don't you know it ain't my fault
I love to hear the steel belts hummin' on the asphalt
Wake up in the middle of the night in a truck stop
Stumble in the restaurant wonderin' why I don't stop
Gotta keep rockin' why I still can
I gotta two pack habit and a motel tan
But when my boots hit the boards I'm a brand new man
With my back to the riser I make my stand
And hey pretty baby won't you hold me tight
We're loadin' up and rollin' out of here tonight
One of these days I'm gonna settle down
And take you back with me to the Guitar Town