HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL

Live 01 Nov 2003 version


[Spoken intro (Garland Jeffreys):] We're gonna do a song, uh... we're gonna do a song from the "Buckwheat" album... a special song for us.

Pockets of hate, rockets of love
It's never too late, the change in the color of
The color of her, the color of him
It really doesn't matter what skin you're in
Big yellow taxi cab passed me by
Stopped on the next corner to pick up a white guy
The color of you, the color of me
You can't judge a man by looking at the marque

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the street
Don't leave me stranded on the bleak
I see the light, I feel the heat

Blame it on you, blame it on me
Now let's the race that won't let's on history
Pain in my heart won't let me be
Take it from me but don't you take away my liberty
Father of coal, mother of pearl
Never too black to blush to pick up a white girl
The color of you, the color of me
You can't judge a man by looking at the marque

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the street
Don't leave me stranded on the bleak
I see the light, I feel the heat

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino
Here come Elvis, and Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Hail hail rock 'n' roll
I learned that came from Godsons Of Soul, and Danny White, and Chris Rockers
And Boccigalupe, and Joe Grushecky, and Elvis
Willie Nile, Willie Nile, Willie Nile, Willie Nile, Willie Nile
Come on Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Yeah Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Let it loose Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Let it loose Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Oh wonderful!
Come on Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Let it loose!
Oh Bruce!
Oh Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Come on Bruce!
Let it loose Bruce!

Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Let's rock the ???!
Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Come on!
Come on Bruce!
Hail hail rock 'n' roll
Hail hail

[Spoken outro (Garland Jeffreys):] ??? him applaud. I think he's gonna do pretty well, what do you think?


Intro

HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL is a song originally released by Garland Jeffreys in 1991. See the original Garland Jeffreys version for more details.

Live 01 Nov 2003 version

The above lyrics are for the live 01 Nov 2003 performance of HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, during the fourth (2003) annual Light Of Day benefit. The song was performed by Garland Jeffreys during his set. Jeffreys called Bruce Springsteen, who had been watching the proceedings from near the DJ booth, to join him up onstage. Springsteen complied and took a guitar lead toward the end of the song.

Ticket stub for the 01 Nov 2003 show at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Ticket stub for the 01 Nov 2003 show at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

Live History

HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL was performed during the fourth (2003) annual Light Of Day benefit. The song was performed during Garland Jeffreys' set and featured Bruce Springsteen on lead guitar.

  1. 01 Nov 2003 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during the fourth annual Light Of Day benefit)

Available Versions

List of available versions of HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL on this website:

HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL [Live 01 Nov 2003 version]
HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL [Original Garland Jeffreys version]

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