BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD

Live 25 Apr 1996 version


[Bruce Springsteen (spoken intro):] Gonna bring out some friends of mine, we got one more for you. A friend of mine from way back, Mr. Elliot Murphy, and Joe Grushecky.

Springsteen, Murphy, and Grushecky:I'm going down that old dusty road
I'm going down that old dusty road
I'm going down that old dusty road, Lord
And I ain't gonna be treated this way

Joe Grushecky:I'm going where the water taste likes wine
Yeah I'm going where the water taste likes wine
I'm going where the water tastes like wine
Because I ain't gonna be treated this way

Elliott Murphy:Well I'm going where the grapes and peaches grow
Yeah I'm going where the grapes and peaches grow
Yeah I'm going where the grapes and peaches grow
And I ain't gonna be treated this way

Springsteen and Grushecky:I'm going down that old dusty road
Springsteen, Murphy, and Grushecky:I'm going down that old dusty road
Springsteen and Grushecky:I'm going down that old dusty road, Lord
Springsteen, Murphy, and Grushecky:But I ain't gonna be treated this way

Bruce Springsteen:Well I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow
Yeah I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow, Lord
Because I ain't gonna be treated this way
Play that thing, man!

Elliott Murphy:[Harmonica bridge]

Elliott Murphy:Well my children they need three square meals a day
My children need their three square meals a day
Springsteen, Murphy, and Grushecky:My children need they three square meals a day
And I ain't gonna be treated this way

Springsteen, Murphy, and Grushecky:Well I'm going down this old dusty road
I'm going down this old dusty road
I'm going down this old dusty road, Lord
And I ain't gonna be treated this way
And I ain't gonna be treated this way
And I ain't gonna be treated this way

[Bruce Springsteen (spoken outro):] Elliott Murphy and Joe Grushecky! Thank you!
Thank you Brixton! Love you!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 25 Apr 1996 performance of BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD at Brixton Academy in London, England, during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour. The song was the show closer and featured a guest appearance by Elliott Murphy on harmonica and vocals and Joe Grushecky on guitar and vocals.

Ticket stub for the 25 Apr 1996 show at Brixton Academy, London, England
Ticket stub for the 25 Apr 1996 show at Brixton Academy, London, England
(Taken from Brucebase)

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I'm not 100% sure which parts are sung by Elliott Murphy and which by Joe Grushecky. If you have any corrections, additions, or comments, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD on this website:

BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD [Live 19 May 1993 version]
BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD [Live 25 Apr 1996 version]
BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD [Live 29 Sep 1996 version]
BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD [Original Woody Guthrie version]

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