Traditional - THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

First performance: 01/10/2006


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 43 times
 
  • Seeger Sessions tour 
2006-10-01 - PALAMALAGUTI, BOLOGNA, ITALY
first ever Springsteen "This Little Light Of Mine"
 
 
 
2006-10-02 - PALAISOZAKI, TORINO, ITALY
2006-10-04 - VILLA MANIN, UDINE, ITALY
2006-10-05 - ARENA DI VERONA, VERONA, ITALY
2006-10-07 - ARENA SANTA GIULIANA, PERUGIA, ITALY
2006-10-08 - PALAMAGGIÒ, CASERTA, ITALY
2006-10-10 - PALALOTTOMATICA, ROME, ITALY
2006-10-12 - COLOR LINE ARENA, HAMBURG, GERMANY
2006-10-13 - SPORTPALEIS AHOY, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
2006-10-19 - PLAZA DE TOROS DE LAS VENTAS, MADRID, SPAIN
2006-10-21 - ESTADIO CIUTAT DE VALÈNCIA, VALENCIA, SPAIN
2006-10-22 - PLAZA DE TOROS DE GRANADA, GRANADA, SPAIN
2006-10-24 - PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA, SPAIN
2006-10-25 - PABELLÓN DEPORTIVO, SANTANDER, SPAIN
2006-10-28 - PARKEN STADIUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2006-10-29 - OSLO SPEKTRUM, OSLO, NORWAY
2006-10-30 - GLOBE ARENA, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
2006-11-06 - KÖLNARENA, COLOGNE, GERMANY
2006-11-07 - SPORTPALEIS, ANTWERP, BELGIUM
2006-11-09 - THE NEC ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
2006-11-11 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND
2006-11-12 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND
2006-11-14 - HALLAM FM ARENA, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
2006-11-17 - POINT THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND
2006-11-18 - POINT THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND
 
The version was released in an edited form on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007. 
 
 
 
2006-11-21 - ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
 
2009-05-03 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY
Clearwater Concert in honor of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday. Seeger and his wife Toshi are present. First ever Springsteen performance in the U.S. of "This Little Light Of Mine". 
 
 
 
  • Wrecking Ball Tour
2013-07-18 - PAIRC UI CHAOIMH, CORK, IRELAND: 2x
2013-07-20 - KING'S HALL, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: 2x
2013-07-23 - MILLENNIUM STADIUM, CARDIFF, WALES: 2x 
2013-07-27 - NOWLAN PARK, KILKENNY, IRELAND: 2x
2013-07-28 - NOWLAN PARK, KILKENNY, IRELAND: 2x
2013-09-14 - ESTADIO G.E.B.A., BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
2013-09-18 - ESPAÇO DAS AMÉRICAS, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
 
  • High Hopes Tour 
 

Songinfo

This little light of mine is a gospel song with lyrics by Avis Burgeson Christiansen and tune written by Harry Dixon Loes around 1920. It was first collected by John Lomax in 1939. The song has since entered the folk tradition and over time became a very popular children's song. Under the influence of Zilphia Horton, Fannie Lou Hamer, and others, it eventually became a Civil Rights anthem in the 1950s and 1960s, especially the version by Bettie Mae Fikes.
 

 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I want you all to rise from your seats now please and join us!
Come on now! Here we go!

Well now, this little light of mine, yeah I'm gonna let it shine
Well now, this little light of mine, yeah I'm gonna let it shine
Well now, this little light of mine, yeah I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Gonna let my little light shine

Well jesus gave me light (Jesus gave me light), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
Well now Jesus gave me light (Jesus gave me light), and I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
Well now Jesus gave me light (Jesus gave me light), I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
I'm gonna let my little light shine

Well this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Well now, this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Well now, this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Gonna let my little light shine

(Monday), Gave me the gift of love
(Tuesday), Peace came from above
(Wednesday), Told me to have more faith
(Thursday), Gave me a little more grace
(Friday), Told me to watch and pray
(Saturday), Told me what to say
(Sunday), Gave me the power divine
This little light of mine

This little light of mine, whoa! I'm gonna let it shine, whoa!
This little light of mine, yeah! I'm gonna let it shine, whoa!
This little light of mine, this light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Gonna let my little light shine, whoa!

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, whoa!
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, whoaaa!
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day), can't hold on to it
Every day (every day), every day (every day), gotta save with someone
Every day (every day), every day (every day), don't let go
Every day (every day), shine every day
I'm gonna let my little light shine, let my little light shine
Yeah!