4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)

Early draft


The bands, the bars, the girls, guitar, the tours
The kids say Sandy left town and moved in with her parents in New York
Since summer was over the lights on the boardwalk dimmed and she got bored
She has a little apartment by the beach, the landlady told me he don't live there no more
Since summer's gone I don't get home much myself anymore

Poor people got no money, no lights, no heat or gas for their car
They can't go no place and they can't see where they are


Info

The above lyrics are for what appears to be an early draft of 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY), as found on a handwritten lyrics sheet auctioned in 2008. The handwritten lyrics consist of 17 lines and appear to be missing a previous page or two previous pages. The draft is untitled and has very different lyrics to what was later recorded and released. It could very well be a totally different song.

Lyrics Sheet

In April 2013, an untitled Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet was auctioned on GottaHaveRockAndRoll.com. It's handwritten in blue ballpoint on an 8"x10" sheet of lined notebook paper. According to the auction site, this is "an original handwritten manuscript by Bruce Springsteen for an early draft of his song 'Fourth Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy). [...] This is a very early draft where Bruce is working out the words and lyrics. These lyrics originally came from Bruce's first manager Michael Appel."

Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet for an early draft of 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet for an early draft of 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)

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Available Versions

List of available versions of 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) on this website:

4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Album version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Original studio version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Early draft]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 23 Jul 1973 (early show) version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 31 Jul 1973 (late show) version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 31 Oct 1973 (late show) version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 03 Mar 1974 (late show) version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 09 Apr 1974 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 29 Oct 1974 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 02 Oct 1975 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 31 Dec 1975 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 07 Apr 1976 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 04 Nov 1976 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 09 Aug 1978 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 29 Dec 1980 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 30 Jul 1992 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 10 Aug 1992 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 24 Nov 1996 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 26 Nov 1996 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 15 Feb 1997 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 11 Aug 1999 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 12 May 2003 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 18 Jul 2005 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 20 Mar 2008 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 22 Apr 2008 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 04 Jul 2008 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 30 Aug 2008 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 07 Nov 2009 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Live 23 Feb 2014 version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [The Hollies' cover version]
4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) [Ben E. King's cover version]

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