THE E STREET SHUFFLE

Early draft


The E Street brats in summer
Flash down fire trails like angles
in a shuffle
Doing that lazy E Street shuffle

Little angel hangs at E Street goes
where all the riot squad goes
after a cheap hustle
the boys are still on the corner...

Little angel steps the shuffle
like she got no brains
in combat with phantoms
down on lovers lane
She drives all the club boys insane
(party/dance)

As those summer nights
turn into summer dreams
the Angel picks up power
and he slips into his jeans
then they move on down to the scene

The teenage tramps do the E Street dance
and it's night, all Friday night


Info

The above lyrics are for an early draft of THE E STREET SHUFFLE, as found on a handwritten lyrics sheet auctioned in 2003. This draft is titled "E Street II" and has very different lyrics to what was later recorded and released.

Lyrics Sheet

In August 2003, a Bruce Springsteen lyrics sheet titled "E Street II" was auctioned on Heritage Auctions. It's handwritten in blue ballpoint on an 8.5"x11" ruled notepaper. It realized a final bid of USD 4,112.

Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet for an early draft of THE E STREET SHUFFLE
Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet for an early draft of THE E STREET SHUFFLE

Credits

Thanks Pete Russell (Peteadmin at Brucebase).

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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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