SPANISH DANCER

Live 06 Dec 2001 version


Oh mama there's this Spanish dancer
Steps I follow when he comes near
The red dress of temptation
Over a long black slip of fear
Will I fall beneath the shadow of some broken cross
My arms emptied and all my treasures lost
Still like that Spanish dancer
I throw my roses down for him
Across these beds of darkness
He opens his arms and gathers them in

Oh mama the bridges were burning
Over a river black and cold
But I walked when love commanded me
Up to the edges of his soul
But I'm still frightened of that dark divide
Will I gain entrance or be denied
Still like that Spanish dancer
I throw my roses down for him
Across these beds of darkness
He opens his arms and gathers them in

Oh mama when you were a young girl
Did you ever love a man so much
As if he were some fantastic jewel
That you should never be worthy of
All those illusions strip and fall
He is just a man after all
Just like that Spanish dancer
I throw my roses down for him
Across these beds of darkness
He opens his arms and gathers them in
Just like that Spanish dancer
I throw my roses down for him
Across these beds of darkness
He opens his arms and gathers them in
Just like that Spanish dancer I
Just like that Spanish dancer I
Just like that Spanish dancer I
Just like that Spanish dancer I


Intro

SPANISH DANCER is a 1993 song by Patti Scialfa. See the original Patti Scialfa version for more details.

Live 06 Dec 2001 version

The above lyrics are for the live 06 Dec 2001 performance of SPANISH DANCER at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ, during the third of the five 2001 Asbury Park holiday shows. The song was played with Patti Scialfa on vocals backed by Bruce Springsteen and the Max Weinberg 7.

Ticket stub for the 06 Dec 2001 show at Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
Ticket stub for the 06 Dec 2001 show at Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

Bruce Springsteen performed five Asbury Park holiday shows in 2001 (01, 04, 06, 07, and 08 December). These concerts were billed as "Bruce Springsteen with The Max Weinberg 7 and Friends", with The Max Weinberg 7 serving as the house band, and Springsteen bringing guests on and off the stage throughout the shows.

Live History

SPANISH DANCER was performed during all five 2003 Asbury Park holiday shows. These concerts were billed as "Bruce Springsteen with The Max Weinberg 7 and Friends", with The Max Weinberg 7 serving as the house band, and Springsteen bringing guests on and off the stage throughout the shows. On each of the five nights, Patti Scialfa got a two-songs set in the spotlight: LOVE (STAND UP) and SPANISH DANCER.

  1. 03 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  2. 04 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  3. 06 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  4. 07 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  5. 08 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

Available Versions

List of available versions of SPANISH DANCER on this website:

SPANISH DANCER [Live 06 Dec 2001 version]
SPANISH DANCER [Original Patti Scialfa version]

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