SOMETHING YOU GOT

Live 09 Mar 1974 (KLOL-FM) version


Well it's something that you got babe
Make me work all day -- now don't comment!
Hey, something that you got little girl
Makes me bring all my pay
Something you got little baby
What it is I don't know, no I don't know
But I said a ha ha, I said a ho ho
I love her so

??? something that you got girl
Makes your man work like a dog
Something you got little babe
Make me coming home sweating dirty like a hog
Yeah something you got little girl
What it is I don't know, no I don't know
But I said a ha-ha ha, and a ho-ho ho
I love her so
Ah make ??? on the accordion!

[Accordion instrumental]

Saxophone!

[Saxophone instrumental]

Now here we go!
It's something that you got babe
Something that you got, make me work all day
Something that you got, it's something you got little girl
Something that you got, make me bring home all my pay
Something that you got
It's something that you got little baby
What it is I don't know, no I don't know
But I said a ha ha, and a ho ho
I love it so

One more time
It's something that you got girl
Something that you got, it's something that you got
Something that you got, it's something you got little girl
Something that you got
Well it's something that you got, something that you got
It's something you got little baby
What it is I don't know, no I don't know
But I said a ha ha, I said a ho ho
I said a ha-ha ha, I said a ho-ho ho
I said a ha ha, I said a ho ho
I just love it so
Alright


Intro

SOMETHING YOU GOT is a song written and originally released by Chris Kenner in 1961. See the original Chris Kenner version for more details.

The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's live 09 Mar 1974 radio performance of SOMETHING YOU GOT as broadcast on Houston's KLOL-FM.

The 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM Radio Performance

Bruce Springsteen's 09 Mar 1974 radio performance was broadcast live on Houston's KLOL-FM. The show took place on the afternoon of 09 Mar 1974 at the radio station in Houston, TX. This was lengthiest of all Springsteen radio station performances. The complete performance was recorded off the airwaves and has since circulated among fans.

The 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast was commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly in the UK) have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in Europe.

Bruce Springsteen -- On The Crest Of The Airwaves
Bruce Springsteen -- On The Crest Of The Airwaves

Digital album - Rock Melon (no catalog number) - UK, 2014

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast, the 05 Feb 1975 broadcast from The Main Point, and various TV appearances from the nineties.
Bruce Springsteen -- Live Sessions: Houston Boston Richmond
Bruce Springsteen -- Live Sessions: Houston Boston Richmond

Digital album - Wyte Myce (no catalog number) - UK, 2015

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast, part of the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast, and the 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM radio broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen -- Sentimental Journey
Bruce Springsteen -- Sentimental Journey

CD - Broadcasting Radio Records (BRR5032) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast, plus three bonus tracks.
Bruce Springsteen -- Sentimental Journey
Bruce Springsteen -- Sentimental Journey

LP - Broadcasting Radio Records (BRR4032) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast, plus three bonus tracks.
Bruce Springsteen -- Live In Studio 1974 + Bonus 1973
Bruce Springsteen -- Live In Studio 1974 + Bonus 1973

LP - DOL (DOR2109H) - Europe, 2016

This release contains the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast and part of the 09 Jan 1973 WBCN-FM radio broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection

2xCD - The Broadcast Archive (BSCD6047) - UK, 2017

This release contains the 09 Jan 1973 WBCN-FM radio broadcast, the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast, the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast, and the 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM radio broadcast. This is a repackaging of Good Ship Funke's Acoustic Radio 1973 and Acoustic Radio 1974.
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio 1974
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio 1974

Digital album - Good Ship Funke (no catalog number) - UK, 2017

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast and the 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM radio broadcast. It was also released on CD exclusively as part of the Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection package.
Bruce Springsteen -- Live In Studio 1973-1974
Bruce Springsteen -- Live In Studio 1973-1974

LP - BRR (BRR4035LPP) - Europe, 2017

This release contains the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast and part of the 09 Jan 1973 WBCN-FM radio broadcast.

Live History

The first known Springsteen live performances of SOMETHING YOU GOT were on 25 and 26 Feb 1972 at The Back Door in Richmond, VA. These were the 7th and 8th of 9 shows that The Bruce Springsteen Band played at the club in February 1972. Very little is known about the 1972 shows, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates.

  1. 25 Feb 1972 at The Back Door, Richmond, VA
  2. 26 Feb 1972 at The Back Door, Richmond, VA

SOMETHING YOU GOT is known to have been performed at least once during the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Tour. Very little is known about the 1972 and 1973 shows, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates.

  1. 23 Jul 1973 (early show) at Max's Kansas City, New York City, NY

SOMETHING YOU GOT is known to have been performed at least twice during The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle Tour. Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates.

  1. 20 Oct 1973 at Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH
  2. 10 Mar 1974 (late show) at Liberty Hall, Houston, TX

1974, Bruce Springsteen performed SOMETHING YOU GOT on one radio performance.

  1. 09 Mar 1974 at Radio Station KLOL-FM, Houston, TX

Available Versions

List of available versions of SOMETHING YOU GOT on this website:

SOMETHING YOU GOT [Live 09 Mar 1974 (KLOL-FM) version]
SOMETHING YOU GOT [Original Chris Kenner version]

Page last updated: 08 Jan 2012