Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes

First performance: 12/08/1978


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once as a snippet:
 
1978-08-12 - AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, AUGUSTA, ME

The song is culled from attendee recollections of the show, and a review in the Bangor Daily News from August 14, 1978. The attendee also notes that during a great version of "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", Bruce was acting up running around before running to the microphone and announcing "someone stop me… before I hurt myself" and collapsing to the stage. Clarence rushes over to play sax over him and a few girls rush the stage and huddle around him until he revives and they are whisked away and he continues. "Growin' Up" features a mid-song story with him being chased by armed forces and "Backstreets" features Bruce referencing the singer Steve Lawrence and singing a Lawrence song "Pretty Blue Eyes" before going back to "…hiding on the backstreets".
 

Songinfo

"Pretty Blue Eyes" is a song written Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein, which was a hit single for Steve Lawrence, released in 1959, and Craig Douglas, released in 1960.

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Thought I was in love before
And then you moved in next door
Pretty blue eyes, pretty blue eyes
All the guys from the neighborhood
Keep sayin' you sure look good
With your blue eyes, pretty blue eyes
Saw you from my window
My heart skipped a beat
Gonna sit by your doorstep
So that I can meet
Pretty blue eyes, please come out today
So I can tell you what I have to say
That I love you, love you
Pretty blue eyes
Saw you from my window
My heart skipped a beat
Gonna sit by your doorstep
So that I can meet
Pretty blue eyes, please come out today
So I can tell you what I have to say
That I love you, love you
Pretty blue eyes
Pretty blue eyes