HAVING A PARTY

Live 24 Jun 1993 version


Bruce Springsteen (spoken):All right, what have we got now? Come on, man, South, come on up!

Southside Johnny (spoken):Everybody gets to sing on this one...
Bruce Springsteen (spoken):Oh, yeah!
Southside Johnny (spoken):Even the Boss Man.

Southside Johnny (spoken):Mm, mm, mm

Southside Johnny (spoken):Trust me.
Southside Johnny:We...

Southside Johnny:We're havin' a party, yeah
Everybody's swingin', yeah
Dancin' to the music, baby
On the radio
DJ, oh, keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby

Southside Johnny:I'm havin' a party
(Everybody's swingin')
(Dancin' to the music)
Yes we are, baby!
(On the radio)
Oh, the Cokes are in the icebox
You know popcorn's on the table, ah
Me and my baby
Are out here on the floor

Southside Johnny:Say!
We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin', yeah
Dancin' to the music, baby
Now, on the radio
Whoa, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
So listen, Mister DJ
You better keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' a-with my baby

Southside Johnny:If you take requests, I
Got a few for you
Well, play that song called "Soul Twist"
Play that one called "I Know"
And don't forget "Sue Me"
No other songs will do
Sing it, old pal!

Bruce Springsteen:Everybody's swingin'
Bobby King's doin' the twist, now
If you take requests, I
I got a few for you
Bobby, what you want to hear?
Bobby King:Play that song called "Soul Twist"
Play that one called "I Know", yeah
Springsteen and King:Well, I got to hear "Sue Me"
No other song will do
No!

Southside Johnny:I said, a-havin' a party
I know, everybody's swingin', yeah
Dancin' to the music, baby
On the radio
Oh, baby, oh
So listen, Mister DJ
Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby
Yeah, go!

Southside Johnny:I know that you're probably swingin'
Bruce Springsteen:Bobby's doin' the twist, now
Southside Johnny:Yeah, if you take requests, baby
Bruce Springsteen:I got a few for you
You know what, that, one time!
Bobby King:Play that song called "Soul Twist"
Springsteen and King:Oh, man, I got to hear "I Know"
I got to hear "Sue Me"
No other song will do
Bruce Springsteen:Say!

All:We're havin' a party
Oh, everybody's swingin'
Southside Johnny:Oh, yes, ah, ah, baby
All:Dancin' to the music
Southside Johnny:Oh, they're dancin' to the music
All:On the radio
Southside Johnny:Whoa, the radio
All:So listen
Southside Johnny:Listen
All:Mister DJ
Southside Johnny:Mister DJ
All:Keep those records playin'
Southside Johnny:Playin'
All:'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby

Bruce Springsteen:Come on, take it up one time!
All:We're havin' a party
Southside Johnny:Hang on!
All:Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
Southside Johnny:I know it's true!
All:On the radio
Southside Johnny:Yes it is!
On the radio!
Bruce Springsteen:So listen
Southside Johnny:Listen up, now!
Bruce Springsteen:Mister DJ
Southside Johnny:Mister DJ
Springsteen and Southside:Keep those records playin'
Southside Johnny:People say it one time!
Springsteen and Southside:'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
All:Dancin' with my baby
Southside Johnny:Sing it for me one time!

All:We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
Southside Johnny:Dancin' to the music
All:On the radio
Southside Johnny:Whoa, radio
All:So listen, Mister DJ
You gotta keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby
Oh, I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin'
Southside Johnny:Yes I am!
Yes I am!
Yes I am
All:With my baby
Southside Johnny:Yeah, yeah
Bruce Springsteen:All right!
Southside Johnny:Lord have mercy!

Bruce Springsteen:Ah-one, two, three, four!
Southside Johnny:Oh, baby, it's all right (baby, it's all right)
Baby, it's all right (baby, it's all right)
Baby, it's all right (baby, it's all right)
Baby, it's all (baby, it's all right)
Baby, it's all right (baby, it's all right)
Baby, it's all right (baby, it's all right)
Now, baby, it's all right, now (baby, it's all right)
Baby, it's all right
Baby, it's all right
Bruce Springsteen:Southside!
(Baby, it's all right)
Southside Johnny:Thank you, goodnight!
(Baby, it's all right)
All:Baby, it's all right
Baby, it's all right
Bruce Springsteen:Whoa!

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 24 Jun 1993 performance of HAVING A PARTY at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during the World Tour 1992-1993. The song featured Southside Johnny guesting on shared lead vocals, Steve Van Zandt guesting on guitar and backup vocals, Patti Scialfa guesting on guitar, and The Miami Horns guesting on horns.

Ticket stub for the 24 Jun 1993 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Ticket stub for the 24 Jun 1993 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
(Thanks Hobbes4444)
Pass for the 24 Jun 1993 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Pass for the 24 Jun 1993 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

The 24 Jun 1993 Show

The 24 Jun 1993 show at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, was the second-to-last of the World Tour 1992-1993. Billed as "A Concert To Fight Hunger", it raised money for several food banks and relief organisations in New Jersey and New York. As Backstreets magazine reported, the Community FoodBank Of New Jersey, the Food And Hunger Hotline, and World Hunger Year each reaped more than $159,000 to further their efforts to eradicate hunger.

The show featured guest appearances by Joe Ely, Southside Johnny, the Miami Horns, and several members of the disbanded E Street Band. The setlist was notable for its rariries and one-off performances.

  1. I AIN'T GOT NO HOME [with Joe Ely]
  2. SEEDS
  3. ADAM RAISED A CAIN
  4. THIS HARD LAND
  5. BETTER DAYS
  6. LUCKY TOWN
  7. ATLANTIC CITY
  8. 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)
  9. BADLANDS
  10. SATAN'S JEWELED CROWN
  11. MY HOMETOWN
  12. LEAP OF FAITH
  13. MAN'S JOB
  14. ROLL OF THE DICE - EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE
  15. DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET?
  16. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  17. BRILLIANT DISGUISE [with Patti Scialfa]
  18. HUMAN TOUCH [with Patti Scialfa]
  19. THE RIVER
  20. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN
  21. SOULS OF THE DEPARTED
  22. LIVING PROOF
  23. THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER - BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  24. LIGHT OF DAY
  25. SETTLE FOR LOVE [with Joe Ely]
  26. GLORY DAYS [with Steve Van Zandt]
  27. THUNDER ROAD
  28. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME [with Steve Van Zandt and The Miami Horns]
  29. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [with Clarence Clemons, Steve Van Zandt, and The Miami Horns]
  30. BORN TO RUN [with Clarence Clemons and Steve Van Zandt]
  31. MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD
  32. BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD [with Joe Ely, Soozie Tyrell, and Patti Scialfa]
  33. HAVING A PARTY [with Steve Van Zandt, Patti Scialfa, and The Miami Horns]
  34. JERSEY GIRL [with Max Weinberg]
  35. IT'S ALL RIGHT [with Steve Van Zandt and The Miami Horns]

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of HAVING A PARTY on this website:

HAVING A PARTY [Live 30 May 1976 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 13 May 1977 (early show) version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 13 May 1977 (late show) version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 13 Sep 1977 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 31 Dec 1977 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 31 Aug 1978 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 15 Aug 1982 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 02 Aug 1987 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 09 Aug 1987 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 16 Jul 1994 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Live 29 Apr 2003 version]
HAVING A PARTY [Original Sam Cooke version]

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