HERE SHE COMES WALKIN'

Live 05 Nov 1980 version


[Spoken intro:] Alright, keep it down. Oh. There's a lot of pretty girls in this town, you know (chuckles and cheers). That's right. Must be the weather or something, must do something to your genes or something, alright? ??? (chuckles). Me and Clarence we used to sit on my porch, oh, let me see, 31, 11, 12 years ago. And uh, we used to watch this one girl go by all the time. She used to, I guess she used to work downtown. And she was, she seemed like a lot older than we were. She had a couple of kids and... we used to just watch her. And, sometimes, sometimes there's people that you only see for a little bit. You, you don't forget 'em for some reason. People that you've only seen for, driving by in a car or who walk by you on the street. And uh, remember that one girl Big Man?

Well sometimes at night when I lie in bed
I still see her face running 'round my head
Well sometimes at night when I lie in bed
I still see her face running 'round my head

Here she comes walking down the street
Here she comes walking down the street
She's looking so fine, she's looking so sweet
Yes she's looking so fine, she's looking so sweet
And someday I'm gonna make her mine, I know I will
Someday I'm gonna make her mine, I know I will

Someday she's gonna stop instead of walking by
She's gonna stop now instead of walking by
She's gonna stop instead of walking on by
She's gonna stop

Oh my little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl
Little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl
Ah little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl
Little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl
Little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl
Little girl, little girl, little girl
Ah little girl, little girl, little girl
Ah little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl
Little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl


Info

HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' is an unreleased Bruce Springsteen song that was first considered for the Born To Run album. It was later used live during The River Tour as introduction to I WANNA MARRY YOU.

Live 05 Nov 1980 version

The above lyrics are for the live 05 Nov 1980 performance of HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, during The River Tour. The show was held at the university's Activity Center. Little Steven and Clarence Clemons were signing backup vocals.

Ticket stub for the 05 Nov 1980 show at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Ticket stub for the 05 Nov 1980 show at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
(Taken from Brucebase)
Pass for the 05 Nov 1980 show at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Pass for the 05 Nov 1980 show at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
(Taken from Brucebase)

Composition and Recording

There is no indication to when HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' was written. The song was a candidate track for Born To Run, as evidenced on a Springsteen handwritten list of proposed tracks for his third studio album.

Two lists titled "New Album #3 (Songs)", one containing 10 tracks and one containing 13, were on display at the From Asbury Park To The Promised Land 2009-2010 exhibition at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum in Cleveland, OH. They date from 1974 and were written on the same notebook page, but it's unknown whether the two were composed at the same time or if Springsteen returned to the same page some time later to add the second. The below scan is taken from issue #89 (Summer 2010) of Backstreets magazine in which a typed version of the lists is reproduced. HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' is on the second list. Springsteen listed "Here She Comes Walkin'" as the eleventh track.

Proposed handwritten song lists for Springsteen's third album, reproduced in Backstreets magazine
Proposed handwritten song lists for Springsteen's third album, reproduced in Backstreets magazine

Charles R. Cross wrote in his 1989 book Backstreets: Springsteen, The Man And His Music that the song was considered for the third album and that "a version of the song resurfaced in 1980 as the introduction to 'I Wanna Marry you' on The River Tour." Cross also wrote a list of songs titled "New Album #3," which included HERE SHE COMES WALKIN'.

It is unknown if HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' was ever recorded in studio. Bootlegger used the title "Here She Comes", as did Charles R. Cross in his book. However, Springsteen wrote "Here She Comes Walkin'" in the abovementioned handwritten list. This website uses the title "Here She Comes Walkin'".

Live History

HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' was often used during The River Tour as introduction to I WANNA MARRY YOU.

  1. 11 Oct 1980 at Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
  2. 13 Oct 1980 at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, Saint Paul, MN
  3. 14 Oct 1980 at MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, WI
  4. 18 Oct 1980 at Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO
  5. 20 Oct 1980 at McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
  6. 25 Oct 1980 at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
  7. 27 Oct 1980 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
  8. 30 Oct 1980 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  9. 31 Oct 1980 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  10. 05 Nov 1980 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  11. 08 Nov 1980 at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
  12. 14 Nov 1980 at The Summit, Houston, TX
  13. 23 Nov 1980 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  14. 27 Nov 1980 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  15. 04 Dec 1980 at War Memorial, Buffalo, NY
  16. 08 Dec 1980 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  17. 07 Feb 1981 at University Of Illinois, Champaign, IL
  18. 05 Jun 1981 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  19. 07 Jun 1981 at Birmingham International Arena, Birmingham, England
  20. 08 Jun 1981 at Birmingham International Arena, Birmingham, England
  21. 11 Sep 1981 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's HERE SHE COMES WALKIN'.

Credits

Thanks Kooly (at Greasy Lake) for the help.

Request

If you have scans or photos of the lists that were on display at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum in Cleveland, OH, or any other Springsteen sheet that mentions this title, or just any additional information about this song, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' on this website:

HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' [Live 05 Nov 1980 version]

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