Early home demo version 1
[Spoken:] Ready? One two. Here we go.
He saw her standing on her front lawn
Just a'twirling her baton
Him and her went for a ride, sir
And ten innocent people died
The above lyrics are for an early home demo version of NEBRASKA recorded at Thrill Hill Recording (Springsteen's home studio) in Colts Neck, NJ, following the end of The River Tour, sometime between mid-September and December 1981. This is a brief unfinished work-in-progress take; it's just the introduction and first verse. See also early home demo version 2.
This early home demo version of NEBRASKA can be found on several bootlegs including The Lost Masters Vol. 1 (Labour Of Love) [track 17] and How Nebraska Was Born (The Godfatherecords) [disc 2, track 01].
Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.
List of available versions of NEBRASKA on this website:NEBRASKA [Album version]