LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE

Live 24 Oct 2006 version


One! Two! (One, two, three, four!)

Living on a free food ticket
Water in the milk from the hole in the roof
Where the rain came through
What can you do? Hmm

Tears from your little sister
Crying 'cause she don't have a dress without a patch
For the party to go
But she'll know she'll get by, 'cause she's

Living in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

It's a good thing you don't have bus fare
It would fall through the hole in the pocket
And you'd lose it in the snow on the ground
Gotta walk into town and find a job

Trying to keep your hands warm
When the hole in the shoe let the snow come through
And chills you to the bone
Now you better go home to where it's warm

Living in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

(Hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo)

Living in the love of the common people
Smiles in the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

Living on a dream ain't easy
The closer the knit the tighter the fit
The chills stay away
You take 'em in stride the family pride

The faith is your foundation
With a whole lotta love and a warm conversation
But don't forget to pray
Making you strong where you belong

Living in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can

Living in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can

Living in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

(Yeah-yeah yeah-yeah yeah-yeah)
(Woah-woah woah-woah woah-woah)
(Yeah-yeah-hey, yeah-yeah-hey!)
(Hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo)
(Hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo)

Curtis King!
Gracies!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 24 Oct 2006 performance of LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, during The Seeger Sessions Tour. The parts in bold are sung by Curtis King. The live 24 Oct 2006 version of LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007. The song is listed as a bonus track on the Live In Dublin album and home video releases.

Ticket stub for the 24 Oct 2006 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Ticket stub for the 24 Oct 2006 show at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

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 LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE on this website:

LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Live 21 Oct 2006 version]
LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Live 24 Oct 2006 version]
LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Live 29 Oct 2006 version]
LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Original The Four Preps version]

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