MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY

Live 11 Dec 2002 version


One, two, Professor, please!

[Spoken intro:] Oh happy holidays everybody. We've got the man himself on the guitar with us. Oh, I like that, Ed. Once more.

Everybody now, hey!

Come on
Here I go

Merry Christmas baby, you surely treat me nice
I said, merry Christmas baby, you surely treat me nice
Alright
Yeah I feel just like I'm living, I'm living in paradise
Alright

That's right, Jimmy

I'm feeling real good tonight, I've got music on the radio
I said I feel real good tonight on the Conan O'Brien Show
Yeah I just wanna kiss you underneath the mistletoe

Come on, girls

Well Santa came down the chimney, half past three
With lots of nice little presents for my baby and me
Merry Christmas baby, you surely treat me nice
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And I feel like I'm living, I'm living in paradise

Come on Steve, bring that thing
Come on everybody ???

Merry Christmas baby
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Say yeah!
I feel like I'm living, living in–
Let's get the horns ???
Horns!
Whoa!

Whoa!
Well Santa came down the chimney, half past three
With lots of nice little presents for my baby and me
Yeah, merry Christmas baby, you surely treat me nice
Yeah I feel like I'm living, I'm living in paradise

Ah come on, let's sing it now, everybody

Merry Christmas baby, (merry Christmas baby)
Merry Christmas baby, (merry Christmas baby)
Merry Christmas baby, (merry Christmas baby)
Merry Christmas baby, (merry Christmas baby)

Oh boy!
[Spoken:] I think I see Santa Claus. (Santa Claus arrives on stage) Oh my Lord, how we doing, Santa? (Santa: "Ho ho ho ho ho. Which way to the Jersey turnpike?") What do you got there, Santa? oh, for Max? We got a Larissa blow-up doll for those cold nights on the road. Alright. And we all, the whole E Street Band chipped in and for Conan O'Brien, we got the George Foreman Grill. Help me out, Santa.
One, two!

Merry Christmas baby
I said, merry Christmas baby, (merry Christmas baby)
Whoa!
Merry Christmas baby, (merry Christmas baby)
Whoa!
Merry Christmas baby, (merry Christmas baby)
Merry Christmas baby, (merry Christmas baby)

[Spoken:] Thank you, Santa. Happy Hanukkah, happy holidays, merry Christmas. The man himself (points at Conan O'Brien). (Shakes hands with Santa) Well done, Santa.


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 11 Dec 2002 performance of MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY at Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY, during a guest spot appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. The song was played in its E Street Band arrangement and also featured Conan O'Brien helping out on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. The parts in bold are sung by the crowd.

Wristband for the 11 Dec 2002 show at Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY
Wristband for the 11 Dec 2002 show at Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

With no Asbury Park Holiday shows planned that year, Bruce Springsteen made a guest appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on 11 Dec 2002. The taping took place in Studio 6A in the GE Building of the Rockefeller Center. Backed by the E Street Band, and with some help from the show's house band the Max Weinberg 7, he delivered one of his best television performances. They kicked off with an eight minute version of KITTY'S BACK and after a commercial break they went right into MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY on this website:

MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY [Live 11 Dec 2002 version]
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY [Original Johnny Moore's Three Blazers version]

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