IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

Dion Dimucci's cover version


We said we'd walk together, baby, come what may
That come the twilight should we lose our way
If as we were walking a hand should slip free
I'll wait for you, should I fall behind wait for me

We swore that we would travel, darling, side by side
And we'd help each other to stay in stride
But each lover's step fall so differently now
Girl I'll wait for you, if I should fall behind wait for me

Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
But you and I know what this world can do
So let's make our steps clear that the other may see
And girl I'll wait for you, if I should fall behind wait for me

Now there's a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There 'neath the oak's bough soon we will wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
Girl I'll wait for you, I fall behind wait for me
And girl I'll wait for you, if I should fall behind wait for me


Info

The above lyrics are for Dion Dimucci's cover version of Bruce Springsteen's IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND. The song was released on his 1992 album Dream On Fire.

Dion Dimucci's cover version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is played in a doo-wop style.

Bruce Springsteen and Dion Dimucci

Bruce Springsteen first met Dion DiMucci in October 1975 while visiting a Spector-Dion recording session in Los Angeles. However Steve Van Zandt, while touring as a member of the backing band for fifties vocal group The Dovells, had actually played guitar in Dion's backing band at a show in Miami, FL, on 31 Dec 1972. That trip, according to Van Zandt, is the original source of his nickname "Miami" Steve.

On 30 Sep 1976, Springsteen and Van Zandt made an unannounced guest appearance during an encore at Dion's second (late) show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA. They provided backing vocals on Dion's THE WANDERER. Dion introduced the pair as "honorary Belmonts". Since then, Dion and Springsteen have shared the stage on several occasions. They have performed together Dion's A TEENAGER IN LOVE and THE WANDERER, Springsteen's IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND, and Steven Van Zandt's I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME.

Springsteen described Dion as "the link between Sinatra and rock 'n' roll." Dion recorded and released two Springsteen songs IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND in 1992 and BOOK OF DREAMS in 2000.

Official Releases

Dion Dimucci's cover version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND can be found on several official releases.

Dion Dimucci -- Dream On Fire
Dion Dimucci -- Dream On Fire

CD - Vision Records (VR-3327) - USA, 1992
Dion -- Déjà Nu
Dion -- Déjà Nu

CD - Collectables (COL-CD-2794) - USA, 2000

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is a bonus track found on the USA issue of the album.
Dion -- King Of The New York Streets
Dion -- King Of The New York Streets

3xCD - The Right Stuff / EMI (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2000

Box set.
Dion -- The Wanderer: Then And Now
Dion -- The Wanderer: Then And Now

5xCD - Collectibles (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2001

Box set.
Dion - Greatest Hits
Dion -- Greatest Hits

CD - Capitol / Liberty (93485) - USA, 2003
Various artists -- Acappella Gold
Various artists -- Acappella Gold

CD - Dead Dog Records (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2003
Dion -- Dream On Fire / Streetheart
Dion -- Dream On Fire / Streetheart

CD - Collectables (COL 1570) - USA, 2010

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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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