THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

Live 01 Oct 2006 version


[Spoken intro:] Yeah that's right. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for coming out tonight. I wanna say we have this wonderful band here tonight. Mr. Marty Rifkin on the dobro and steel. Charles Giordano on the keyboards. Cindy Mizelle, vocals. Curtis King, vocals. Lisa Lowell, vocals. Larry Eagle on the drums. Art Baron on the tuba. Clark Gayton on the trombone. Curt Ramm on the trumpet. Eddie Manion on the saxophone. Frank Bruno on the guitar. Sam Barfeld on the violin. The lovely Soozie Tyrell on violin and vocals. Greg Litzt on the banjo. Jeremy Chatzky on the bass. Marc Anthony Thompson on vocals and guitar. And la bellissima Patti Scialfa. Oh that's right now, you'll sing yourself back home. Here we go. Give me a little more of that piano. Well... Well...

Well this little light of mine, yeah I'm gonna let it shine
Well now this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
I'm gonna let my little light shine
Yeah!

Jesus gave me the light (Jesus came), I'm gonna let it shine
Well now Jesus came (Jesus came), I'm gonna let it shine
Well now Jesus came (Jesus came), I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
I'm gonna let my little light shine

Soozie!
[Soozie Tyrell violin solo]

Come on Charles!
[Charles Giordano keyboards solo]

Come on!
Well this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
This little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
This little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
I'm gonna let my little light shine

Horns!
[Horn section solos]

???!
Well this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Well now this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Well now this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
I'm gonna let my little light shine

This little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
This little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
This little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day
Every day, every day
Every day, every day
Every day, every day
I'm gonna let my little light shine

This little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
This little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
This little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day (every day), every day (every day)
Every day, every day
Every day, every day
Every day, every day
Every day, every day
Every day, every day
Every day
I'm gonna let my little light shine


Info

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE is a gospel song with lyrics by Avis Burgeson Christiansen and tune written by Harry Dixon Loes around 1920. It was first collected by John Lomax in 1939. The song has since entered the folk tradition and over time became a very popular children's song.

Live 01 Oct 2006 version

The above lyrics are for the live 01 Oct 2006 performance of THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE at Palamalaguti in Bologna, Italy, during The Seeger Sessions Tour. This was Springsteen's live debut of the song.

Ticket stub for the 01 Oct 2006 show at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
Ticket stub for the 01 Oct 2006 show at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
(Thanks Alberto Sacchini)

Other Official Releases

Other versions of THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE were officially released.

Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin
The live 19 Nov 2006 version of THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007.

Live History

In preparation for The Seeger Sessions Tour, THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE is known to have been practiced during at least two of the private rehearsals that took place in September 2006 in Asbury Park prior to the tour's second European leg.

  1. 19 Sep 2006 at Paramount Theater, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  2. 20 Sep 2006 at Paramount Theater, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE was performed 27 times during The Seeger Sessions Tour (56 dates, April to November 2006); it was played on all 27 shows during the fall 2006 European leg of the tour. The live 19 Nov 2006 version of THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007.

  1. 01 Oct 2006 at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
  2. 02 Oct 2006 at Palaisozaki, Torino, Italy
  3. 04 Oct 2006 at Villa Manin, Udine, Italy
  4. 05 Oct 2006 at Arena Di Verona, Verona, Italy
  5. 07 Oct 2006 at Arena Santa Giuliana, Perugia, Italy
  6. 08 Oct 2006 at Palamaggiò, Caserta, Italy
  7. 10 Oct 2006 at Palalottomatica, Rome, Italy
  8. 12 Oct 2006 at Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
  9. 13 Oct 2006 at Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  10. 19 Oct 2006 at Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain
  11. 21 Oct 2006 at Estadio Ciutat De València, Valencia, Spain
  12. 22 Oct 2006 at Plaza De Toros De Granada, Granada, Spain
  13. 24 Oct 2006 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  14. 25 Oct 2006 at Pabellón Deportivo, Santander, Spain
  15. 28 Oct 2006 at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  16. 29 Oct 2006 at Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
  17. 30 Oct 2006 at Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
  18. 06 Nov 2006 at Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
  19. 07 Nov 2006 at Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
  20. 09 Nov 2006 at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England
  21. 11 Nov 2006 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  22. 12 Nov 2006 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  23. 14 Nov 2006 at Hallam Fm Arena, Sheffield, England
  24. 17 Nov 2006 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  25. 18 Nov 2006 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  26. 19 Nov 2006 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  27. 21 Nov 2006 at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Available Versions

List of available versions of THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE on this website:

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE [Live 01 Oct 2006 version]
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE [Live 02 Oct 2006 version]
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]

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