Live 26 Nov 1996 version

[Spoken intro:] Thank you. Thanks. I've been uh, traveling around the country uh, promoting cunnilingus on this tour (chuckles). And uh, it's the least I can do for my country (chuckles). I hope I'm pronouncing that correctly. And the chances are, if you can pronounce it, you can probably do it. That's right, try it. "Cunnilingus!" See? "Cunnilingus!" You're ready! (chuckles) I got a lot of theories about cunnilingus. I got a political theory, which is that if Bob Dole hadn't pushed that 15 percent tax cut and instead promoted cunnilingus in the place of it, he might be president right now. (Cheers). ??? (imitating:) "This is Bob Dole, Bob Dole stands for a strong America, prosperity in every home, Bob Dole stands for cunnilingus." See? He would've uh, he would've had it. You know that Ross Perot, he ain't about to promote no cunnilingus. He may wonder what it's about, (imitating:) "Let's open the hood, check under the hood and see what all that cunnilingus is about." (chuckles) It's uh, ??? Pat Buchanan he'd be "Cunny-what?" (chuckles) So my theory is that's how Bill Clinton got elected, he's the only candidate people could actually imagine practicing cunnilingus. And uh, that's good for the country. I don't care what anybody says. I do mean practicing though because uh, it's not as easy as it looks. No! It takes a little practice, takes a while to get that down, takes uh (a woman screams) ??? (chuckles) what? Can't do that! (chuckles) No volunteers please! (chuckles) Oh! Look out baby, you're taking your life in your hands up here tonight! (chuckles) But uh, but it does take a lot uh, (chuckles) a lot of practice, a lot of attention and craft and a lot detail, it takes a lot of uh, patience, patience, and more patience unfortunately (chuckles). The upside is you score a lot of big points with the missus, next time you do something stupid, you can always stand back and say "Darling, remember that lovely evening when we practiced cunnilingus?" And she'll say "If you think that makes a difference... That was pretty nice, let's do that again." Alright, so! I got a mission in life... (chuckles) come on now!

Well brunettes are fine
And whoa! blondes are fun
[chuckles] ...comes to getting the dirty job done

I'll take a red headed woman
Yeah a red headed woman
It takes a red headed woman
To get that dirty job done, na-na-na

Well listen up stud
Your life's been wasted
'Til you've got down on your knees and tasted

A red headed woman
A red headed woman
It takes a red headed woman
To get that dirty job done, na-na-na

Well that tight skirt, strawberry hair
Tell me what you've got baby, waiting under there
Big green eyes that look like sun
They can see every cheap thing that you ever done
And that you ever thought too

Well push come to shove, man
And shove come to push
And I was Moses standing for the burning bush

Of my red headed woman
Yeah my red headed woman
It takes a red headed woman
To get that dirty job done, na-na-na

Ah listen up now!
Alright let's go!

Talk about ???
Talk about money
Talk about ???
Talk about ???
Talk about ???
Talk about ??? that got to be ready
Got me ready the women out there?
[Crowd:] Yeaaah!
Ah you gotta prove it to me girls!
Come one boys, ???
I got trouble now!

[Spoken outro:] I'm burned! All those nasty thoughts burned that guitar right up (chuckles). Oh! Are there any red headed women in the house? (chuckles) (Patti and Soozie return) Uhhhh, uh who put that in the setlist? You're fired! (chuckles) (mumbles) I didn't say it dear, I didn't (mumbles) (chuckles) I was feeling real cocky there for a minute ??? feeling my mojo (chuckles). Uh, alright. Terry! Fire the man that put that in the song! Alright (chuckles). (addressing Patti) It's a metaphor for true love, darling (chuckles), just a metaphor (Patti: "Right!") (chuckles). Now when you get the bow where it ain't supposed to go in a minute (chuckles). Ah, that's alright 'cause I'll put my money where my mouth is, alright (chuckles)...


The above lyrics are for the live 26 Nov 1996 performance of RED HEADED WOMAN at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour.

Ticket stub for the 26 Nov 1996 show at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
Ticket stub for the 26 Nov 1996 show at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

This was the last of a three-night stand at Paramount Theatre.

Available Versions

List of available versions of RED HEADED WOMAN on this website:

RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 17 Nov 1990 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 24 Apr 1996 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 26 Nov 1996 version]
RED HEADED WOMAN [Live 29 Nov 1999 version]

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