THE E STREET SHUFFLE

Live 08 Dec 2001 version


Sparks light on E Street where the boy prophets walk it handsome and hot
Yeah, the little girls' souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot
Schoolboy pops pull out all the stops on a Friday night
Teenage tramps in skin-tight pants do the E Street dance and it's all right
Well, kids down there are hooked up, hooked up in a scuffle
Dressed in snake-skin suits packed with Detroit muscle
We're doin' the E Street Shuffle

Now, them E Street brats in twilight duel flashlight phantoms in star stream
Down fire trails on silver nights with blonde girls pledged sweet sixteen
The newsboy says the heat's been bad since Power Thirteen gave a trooper all he had in a summer scuffle
Little Angel, on the corner keepin' them crazy boys out of trouble
Little Angel step the shuffle like she ain't got no brains
She's deaf in combat down on Lover's Lane
She drives all those boys insane
Oh, that's right
Now, Little Angel says, "Whoa, whoa, whoa
(Whoa, whoa, whoa)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Whoa, whoa, whoa
(Whoa, whoa, whoa)
Yeah, everybody form a line"

One, two, three!
Sparks light on E Street where the boy-prophets walk it handsome and hot
Little girls, their souls grow weak when the man-child gives them a double shot
Little Angel hangs out at Easy Joe's, it's a club where all the riot squad goes when they're cashing in for a cheap hustle
Boys on the corner, loose and crazy, lazy, doin' that E Street Shuffle
And them sweet summer nights turn into summer dreams
Little Angel picks up Power, he slips on his jeans
He moves on down to the scene
Well, all the kids are dancin'
Yeah, they're havin' a good time
Oh, that's right now!
Let's do it!
I said, whoa, whoa, whoa
(Whoa, whoa, whoa)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line
Whoa, whoa, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, yeah)
Yeah, everybody form a line

(Move on up)
Move on up (move on up)
A little bit higher
(little bit higher)
Move on up (move on up)
A little bit higher (little bit higher)
Move on up (move on up)
Little bit higher (little bit higher)
Move on up (move on up)
A little bit higher (little bit higher)


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 08 Dec 2001 performance of THE E STREET SHUFFLE at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ, during the last of the five 2001 Asbury Park holiday shows. The song was played in a full-band arrangement, with Springsteen backed by The Max Weinberg 7, plus Clarence Clemons on saxophone, Danny Federici on organ, Nils Lofgren on guitar, Garry Tallent on bass, and the Redheaded Women (Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, and Lisa Lowell) on backup vocals. Curtis Mayfield's MOVE ON UP was performed as an outro/coda to the song.

Ticket stub for the 08 Dec 2001 show at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
Ticket stub for the 08 Dec 2001 show at 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.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of THE E STREET SHUFFLE on this website:

THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Album version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Early draft]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 31 Oct 1973 (late show) version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 03 Mar 1974 (late show) version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 09 May 1974 (early show) version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 29 Oct 1974 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 02 Oct 1975 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 17 Jun 2000 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 18 Dec 2000 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 08 Dec 2001 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 29 Apr 2003 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 19 Nov 2007 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 23 May 2009 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 07 Nov 2009 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 20 Nov 2009 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 02 Mar 2012 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 09 Mar 2012 version]
THE E STREET SHUFFLE [Live 05 Feb 2014 version]

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