HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED

Live 04 Oct 2003 version


[Bruce Springsteen (spoken intro):] Yeah! I got my great friend and inspiration with us tonight, Mr. Bob Dylan.

[Bob Dylan:]

[sound from Dylan's mic cut out]
...Abe said, "Where do you want this killin' done?"
God said, "Out on Highway 61"

Georgia Sam, he had a bloody nose
Welfare Department wouldn't give him no clothes
Asked poor Howard, "Where can I go?"
Howard said, "There's only one place I know"
Sam said, "Tell me quick, I got to run"
Abe said, "Where do you want this killin' done?"
Said, "Out on Highway 61"

Now, Georgia Sam had a bloody nose
Welfare Department wouldn't give him no clothes
Asked poor Howard, "Where can I go?"
Howard said, "There's only one place I know"
Sam said, "Tell me quick, man, I, I got to run"
Howard just pointed off with his gun
That way down Highway 61

Mack the Finger said, "Louie the King,
I got forty red white and blue shoe strings
Thousand telephones that don't ring
Do you know where I can get rid of these things?"
Louie the King said, "Let me think for a minute, son.
Yes, I think it can be easily done
Take it on down to Highway 61"

Fifth daughter on the twelfth night
Told the first father that things weren't right
"My complexion," she said, "is much too white"
"Come on over here, girl, step into the light, yeah, you're right
Let me tell the second mother this has been done"

Well, the rovin' gambler was very bored
Tryin' to create a next world war
He found a promoter, nearly fell on the floor
Never did engage in this kind of thing before
Yes, I think it can be very easily done
We'll just put some bleachers out there in the sun
Have it out on Highway 61

[Bruce Springsteen (spoken outro):] Bob Dylan! I wouldn't be here tonight without him.


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 04 Oct 2003 performance of HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED at Shea Stadium in New York City, NY, during The Rising Tour. The song was played in a full-band version featuring guest Bob Dylan on lead vocals and electric guitar. This was the only performance of HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED with the E Street Band.

Ticket stub for the 04 Oct 2003 show at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 04 Oct 2003 show at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band concluded The Rising Tour with three shows at Shea Stadium in New York City, NY (01, 03, and 04 Oct 2003). Initially two shows were scheduled (01 and 03 Oct 2003) but a third show was added at a later stage (04 Oct 2003). See poster below.

Promotional poster for the 01 and 03 Oct 2003 shows at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
Promotional poster for the 01 and 03 Oct 2003 shows at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED on this website:

HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 17 Nov 1990 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 20 Oct 1994 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 09 Jul 1995 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 04 Oct 2003 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Original Bob Dylan version]

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