KITTY'S BACK

Live 17 Dec 2000 version


Hey, one, two!

Catlong sighs hold' Kitty's black tooth
She left to marry some top cat, ain't it the cold truth
There hasn't been a tally since Sally left the alley
Since Kitty left with Big Pretty things have got pretty thin
It's tight on this fence since them young dudes are muscling in

Jack Knife cries 'cause baby's in a bundle
She goes running nightly, lightly through the jungle
Them tin cans are exploding out in the ninety-degree heat
Cat somehow lost his baby down on Bleecker Street
It's sad, but it sure is true
Cat shrugs his shoulders, sits back and sighs
Ooh, ooh, what can I do?
Ooh, ooh, what can I do?
Ooh, ooh, what can I do?
Ooh, ooh, what can I do?

Come on, Danny!

Catlong lies back bent on a trash can
Flashing lights cut the night, dude in white says he's the man
Well, you better learn to move fast when you're not long around
Cat somehow lost his Kitty down in the city pound
So get right, get tight, get...

Wait a minute, now
Wait a minute, now (Here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes)
Oh, not yet!
Who's that coming down the alley? (Here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she
comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes)
I said, who's that coming down the alley? (Here she comes, here she comes, here she comes,
here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes,
here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes,
here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes, here she comes,
here she comes, here she comes)
Let's go!
Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
Kitty's back (oh, oh, all right)
Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
Kitty's back (oh, oh, all right)
Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
Kitty's back (oh, oh, all right)
Kitty's back in town (here she comes, now)
Kitty's back (oh, oh, all right)

Cat knows his Kitty's been untrue
And that she left him for a city dude
But she's so soft, she's so blue
When he looks into her eyes
He just sits back and sighs
Oh, what can I do?
Oh, oh, what can I do?
Ooh, ooh, what can I do?
Ooh, ooh, what can I do?
Whoa, what can I do?
Whoa, oh, what can I do?
Whoa, what can I do?
Whoa, oh, what can I do?

Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, well, it's all right
Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, it's all right
Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, well, it's all right
Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, it's all right
(Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, it's all right)
(Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, it's all right)
Come on!
(Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, it's all right)
(Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, it's all right)
(Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right, it's all right)
(Yea-ea-ea-ea-eah, all right)

Kitty's back!

[Spoken outro:] Thank you, Clarence! Thank you, Danny! Whoa!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 17 Dec 2000 performance of KITTY'S BACK at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ, during the first of the two 2000 Asbury Park holiday shows. The song was played in a full-band arrangement, with Springsteen backed by The Max Weinberg 7, plus Clarence Clemons on saxophone, Danny Federici on organ, Garry Tallent on bass, and the Redheaded Women (Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, and Lisa Lowell) on backup vocals. When Bruce sings at "who's that coming down the alley?", it's Clarence Clemons coming on stage with his saxophone.

Ticket stub for the 17 Dec 2000 show at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
Ticket stub for the 17 Dec 2000 show at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

Bruce Springsteen performed two Asbury Park holiday shows in 2000 (17 and 18 December). These concerts were billed as "Bruce Springsteen with The Max Weinberg 7 and Friends", with The Max Weinberg 7 serving as the house band, and Springsteen bringing guests on and off the stage throughout the shows.

Credits / References

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of KITTY'S BACK on this website:

KITTY'S BACK [Album version]
KITTY'S BACK [Outtake version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 06 Dec 1973 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 13 Jul 1974 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 08 Aug 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 14 Aug 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 27 Sep 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 11 Oct 1975 (late show) version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 05 Dec 1975 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 17 Dec 2000 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 08 Dec 2001 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 06 Oct 2002 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 11 Dec 2002 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 29 Apr 2003 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 31 Aug 2003 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 08 Dec 2003 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 20 Mar 2008 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 07 May 2008 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 15 Aug 2008 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 29 Apr 2009 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 23 May 2009 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 03 Oct 2009 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 07 Nov 2009 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 03 Nov 2010 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Live 05 Feb 2014 version]
KITTY'S BACK [Strange Fruit's cover version]

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