Live 01 Mar 1994 version

Bruce Springsteen:People get ready, there's a train coming
You don't need no baggage, just get onboard
Bonnie Raitt:All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the lord

B.B. King:May not be the best-looking woman I ever did see
Nor have the charm of all the ladies of high society
But the woman's got soul
Worth all the money and gold
All of my love belongs to the woman with soul

Raphael Saadiq:Hey, yeah
Love, love
Sey, ah
Freddie's dead
That's what I said
Let the man rap a plan
Said he'd see him home
But his hope was a rope
And he should have known
It was hard to understand
There was love in this man
I'm sure all would agree
That his misery
Was his woman and things
Now that Freddie's dead, y'all
Well, that's what I said

Bonnie Raitt:Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, oh
Hey, hey
Doo, doo, doo, doo

Bonnie Raitt:If you look into your heart
With a positive mind
Go on and take some inventory of your woman and your glory
Leave the bad thing behind
Everybody's got a story (everybody's got a story)
About love and the good things
Spices in your life
Just got to pay the price
Oh, you know what I mean

Bruce Springsteen:All through the caravan
She was dancing with all the men
Waiting for the rising sun
Everybody having fun
I hated to see her go
Knowing that she'd never know that I love her
That I love...

Bruce Springsteen:I love you, gypsy woman
Gypsy woman
I love you, gypsy woman
Gypsy woman
I love you, gypsy woman
Gypsy woman

Steve Winwood:Say it's all right (it's all right)
Said, it's all right (oh, it's all right)
It's all right to have a good time
'Cause it's all right, whoa, it's all right

Steve Winwood:You got to move it slow
When lights are low
You move it, sounds like more
'Cause it's all right, oh, it's all right

Raphael Saadiq:Now, listen to the beat
And kind of move your feet
'Cause when you know you got soul
Everybody knows that it's all right (oh, it's all right)

Steve Winwood:When you wake up early in the morning
Feeling sad like so many of us do
Hum a little soul
Make love your goal
And surely something's got to come to you

Steve Winwood:It's all right (it's all right)
(It's all right, it's all right)
Yeah, it's all right to have a good time
'Cause it's all right, whoa, it's all right
It's all right to have a good time
'Cause it's all right
All:Whoa, it's all right


The above lyrics are for the live 01 Mar 1994 performance of CURTIS MAYFIELD MEDLEY at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY, during the 36th Grammy Awards ceremony. Bruce Springsteen presented Curtis Mayfield with a Grammy Legend Award. He also joined an all-star cast to sing a medley in honor of Mayfield. In addition to Springsteen, the cast included Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Steve Winwood, Vernon Reid, Narada Michael Walden, Don Was, Steve Cropper, The Repercussions, and others.

The medley included snippets of six songs written by Curtis Mayfield: PEOPLE GET READY, WOMAN'S GOT SOUL, FREDDIE'S DEAD, LOOK INTO YOUR HEART, GYPSY WOMAN, and IT'S ALL RIGHT. has listed this medley under the tentative title "Curtis Mayfield Medley".


Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

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