IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

Live 19 Nov 2006 version


Bruce Springsteen:We said we'd walk together, darling, come what may
And that come the twillight should we lose our way
If as we're walking a hand should slip free
I'll wait for you, and should I fall behind will you wait for me

Patti Scialfa:We swore we'd travel, darling, side by side
And we'd help each other stay in stride
But each lovers steps fall so differently
I'll wait for you, should I fall behind, you wait for me

Springsteen and Scialfa:Now everyone dreams of love lasting and true
But you and I know, what this world can do
Bruce Springsteen:So let's make our steps clear so the other may see
Springsteen and Scialfa:I'll wait for you, and should I fall behind will you wait for me

Bruce Springsteen:There's a beautiful river in the valley ahead
And there 'neath the oaks bough soon we'll be wed
Springsteen and Scialfa:Should we lose each other in the evening trees
I'll wait for you' and should I fall behind will you wait for me
Bruce Springsteen:I'll wait for you' and should I fall behind will you wait for me
Springsteen and Scialfa:I'll wait for you' and should I fall behind will you wait for me

(Da da da da, da da da da, da da da da da da)
(Da da da da, da da da, da da da da da)
(Da da da da, da da da da, da da da da da da)
(Da da da da, da da da, da da da da da)

Bruce Springsteen (spoken):Miss Patti Scialfa!

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 19 Nov 2006 performance of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND at Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, during The Seeger Sessions Tour. The song was played in a "waltz" arrangement, as a duet with Patti Scialfa. The live 19 Nov 2006 version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007.

Ticket stub for the 19 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Ticket stub for the 19 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
(Taken from Brucebase)

On the official release, IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND (at least the video) is edited toward the end – the instrumental outro (between 4:14 and around 4:58) is taken from one of the first two nights in Dublin (17 or 18 Nov 2006). The most noticeable visual is Springsteen's guitar that changes back and forth toward the end of the song.

Bruce Springsteen performing IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND during the 19 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (from the "Live In Dublin" DVD)
Bruce Springsteen performing IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND during the 19 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (from the "Live In Dublin" DVD)

Live In Dublin

At the end of the Seeger Sessions Tour, the three-night stand at Point Theater in Dublin, Ireland, (17-18-19 Nov 2006) was filmed with nine High Definition cameras. A selection of 23 songs from these three nights was officially released on 05 Jun 2007 on the Live In Dublin album and home video, credited to "Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band". "Seeger" was dropped from the band's name for this release, apparently due to the fact that many of the songs are Springsteen originals from his earlier records, or covers that are not related to Pete Seeger.

Live In Dublin is available in 4 formats: 2-CD set, standard DVD, 2-CD/1-DVD combo set, and Blu-ray disc.

Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)

The album charted in several countries, but only made it to #1 in Ireland.

Country Chart Peak position
Australia 40
Canada 31
Denmark 5
Ireland 1
Italy 4
New Zealand 14
Spain 3
Sweden 2
The Netherlands 4
UK 21
USA Billboard 200 23

The video was edited by Emmy- and Grammy-winner Thom Zimny, with audio mixed by Bob Clearmountain (including 5.1 surround) and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Disc 1 (CD release):

  1. ATLANTIC CITY [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OLD DAN TUCKER [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  3. EYES ON THE PRIZE [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  4. JESSE JAMES [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  5. FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  6. O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  7. ERIE CANAL [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  8. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. MY OKLAHOMA HOME [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  10. HIGHWAY PATROLMAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  11. MRS. MCGRATH [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  12. HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  13. JACOB'S LADDER [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]

Disc 2 (CD release):

  1. LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OPEN ALL NIGHT [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  3. PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  4. GROWIN' UP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  5. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  6. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  7. AMERICAN LAND [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  8. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Live 24 Oct 2006 version]
  10. WE SHALL OVERCOME [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]

DVD and Blu-ray releases:

  • All 23 tracks on a single disc

Notes:

  • The last three songs are bonus tracks on the album release and the last two tracks are bonus tracks on the home video releases.
  • All songs were recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin except for LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE which was recorded in Barcelona.
  • Five more songs recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin were exclusively released on the Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive promo EP:
    - BOBBY JEAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - JOHNNY 99 [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - FOR YOU [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - MY CITY OF RUINS [Live 17 Nov 2006 version].

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND on this website:

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Album version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Sep 1999 sound-check version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 03 Oct 2005 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 25 Jun 2006 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Dion Dimucci's cover version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Grant McLennan's cover version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Linda Ronstadt's cover version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Faith Hill's cover version]

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