634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.)

Springsteen's version


If you need a little lovin'
Call on me, o yeah
If you want some kissin'
Call me baby, all you gotta do
O I'll be right here at home
All you gotta do is pick up your telephone
And dial now

634-5789 That's my number
634-5789

And if you need a little huggin'
Call on me, lord have mercy
And if you want some kissing
Call on me baby, all you gotta do now
No more lonely nights, will you be alone
All you got to do is pick up your phone
And dial babe

634-5789 That's my number
634-5789

O I'll be right there
Just as soon as I can
And if I'd be a little late now
I hope that you'll understand
Oh yeah

634-5789
634-5789
634-5789 Oh yeah
634-5789

And if you need a little lovin'
You can count on me, o yeah
And if you want some of that kissin'
Call on me, you better believe you can
No more lonely nights, will you be alone
All you gotta do is call me on the telephone
And dial

634-5789 That's my number baby
634-5789
634-5789 That's our number
634-5789 That's our number
634-5789 That's our number baby
634-5789


Written by Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd, and originally released by Wilson Pickett on his 1966 album The Exciting Wilson Pickett.

Wilson Pickett -- The Exciting Wilson Pickett (album cover art)
Wilson Pickett -- The Exciting Wilson Pickett (album cover art)

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen performed 634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) six times in the early years, on:

  • 06 May 1973 at the Alumni Stadium, Amherst, MA
  • 26 Oct 1973 at Hobart And William Smith College, Geneva, NY
  • 30 Oct 1973 at The Main Ppint, Bryn Mawr, PA, during the late show
  • 11 Nov 1973 at Trenton State College, Ewing, NJ
  • 17 Nov 1973 at Roxy Theatre, Manayunk, PA
  • 12 Jan 1974 at Joint In The Woods, Parispanny, NJ

The song may have been played on 12 May 1995 at Don Henley and Sharon Summerall's Wedding, Malibu, CA. Not sure if the right date is the 12th or the 20th of May.

Performed on 25 Apr 2004 and 10 Apr 2005 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ, during the 3rd and 4th annual private benefit concert for the Rumson Country Day School.

The above lyrics are for Springsteen's live 17 Nov 1973 performance of 634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) at Roxy Theatre, Manayunk, PA. See also the original version.

Available Versions

List of available versions of 634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) on this website:

634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) [Springsteen's version]
634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) [Original version]