THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

Live 19 Nov 2006 version


Charles, bring us home!

I want you all to rise from your seats now please and join us!
Come on now! Here we go!

Well now this little light of mine, yeah I'm gonna let it shine
Well now this little light of mine, yeah I'm gonna let it shine
Well now this little light of mine, yeah 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)
Gonna let my little light shine

Well Jesus gave me light (Jesus gave me light), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
Well now Jesus gave me light (Jesus gave me light), and I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
Well now Jesus gave me light (Jesus gave me light), 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

Come on Soozie!
[Soozie Tyrell violin solo]

[Spoken:] On the pedal steel and dobro, Mr. Marty Rifkin. Charles Giordano on the keyboards and accordion. Cindy Mizelle. Curtis King. The lovely Miss Lisa Lowell. Jeremy Chatzky on the bass. Larry Eagle on the drums. Art "Pops" 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 fiddle. Greg Litzt on the banjo. Sister Soozie Tyrell on the fiddle. Marc Anthony Thompson. And Miss Patti Scialfa.

Well now this little light of mine (this little light of mine), I'm gonna let it shine (I'm gonna let it shine)
Well now 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)
Gonna let my little light shine

[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)
Gonna let my little light shine

Monday, gave me the gift of love
Tuesday, peace came from above
Wednesday, told me to have more faith
Thursday, gave me a little more grace
Friday, told me to watch and pray
Saturday, told me what to say
Sunday, gave me the power divine
This little light of mine

This little light of mine, whoa! I'm gonna let it shine, whoa!
This little light of mine, yeah! I'm gonna let it shine, whoa!
This little light of mine, this 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
Gonna let my little light shine, whoa!

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, whoa!
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, whoaaa!
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), can't hold on to it
Every day (every day), every day (every day), gotta save with someone
Every day (every day), every day (every day), don't let go
Every day (every day), shine every day
I'm gonna let my little light shine, let my little light shine

Yeah!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 19 Nov 2006 performance of THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE at Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, during The Seeger Sessions Tour. The parts in italic are sung by Seeger Sessions Band vocalist and percussionist Cindy Mizelle. The live 19 Nov 2006 version of THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE was released in an edited from on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007, with the parts above in bold edited out.

Ticket stub for the 17 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Ticket stub for the 17 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Bruce Springsteen performing THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE during the 19 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (from the "Live In Dublin" DVD)
Bruce Springsteen performing THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE during the 19 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (from the "Live In Dublin" DVD)

Live In Dublin

At the end of the Seeger Sessions Tour, the three-night stand at Point Theater in Dublin, Ireland, (17-18-19 Nov 2006) was filmed with nine High Definition cameras. A selection of 23 songs from these three nights was officially released on 05 Jun 2007 on the Live In Dublin album and home video, credited to "Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band". "Seeger" was dropped from the band's name for this release, apparently due to the fact that many of the songs are Springsteen originals from his earlier records, or covers that are not related to Pete Seeger.

Live In Dublin is available in 4 formats: 2-CD set, standard DVD, 2-CD/1-DVD combo set, and Blu-ray disc.

Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)

The album charted in several countries, but only made it to #1 in Ireland.

Country Chart Peak position
Australia 40
Canada 31
Denmark 5
Ireland 1
Italy 4
New Zealand 14
Spain 3
Sweden 2
The Netherlands 4
UK 21
USA Billboard 200 23

The video was edited by Emmy- and Grammy-winner Thom Zimny, with audio mixed by Bob Clearmountain (including 5.1 surround) and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Disc 1 (CD release):

  1. ATLANTIC CITY [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OLD DAN TUCKER [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  3. EYES ON THE PRIZE [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  4. JESSE JAMES [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  5. FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  6. O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  7. ERIE CANAL [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  8. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. MY OKLAHOMA HOME [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  10. HIGHWAY PATROLMAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  11. MRS. MCGRATH [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  12. HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  13. JACOB'S LADDER [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]

Disc 2 (CD release):

  1. LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OPEN ALL NIGHT [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  3. PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  4. GROWIN' UP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  5. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  6. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  7. AMERICAN LAND [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  8. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Live 24 Oct 2006 version]
  10. WE SHALL OVERCOME [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]

DVD and Blu-ray releases:

  • All 23 tracks on a single disc

Notes:

  • The last three songs are bonus tracks on the album release and the last two tracks are bonus tracks on the home video releases.
  • All songs were recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin except for LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE which was recorded in Barcelona.
  • Five more songs recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin were exclusively released on the Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive promo EP:
    - BOBBY JEAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - JOHNNY 99 [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - FOR YOU [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - MY CITY OF RUINS [Live 17 Nov 2006 version].

Credits

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

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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