WE'VE GOT TO DO IT NOW

Live 27 Nov 1970 version


Well, come with me brothers, come with me sisters
The time has come, we've got to help each other
So pick up your guns or send out your lovers
The choice is yours, it's one or the other

Now hurry up before it's too late
There's even no time to waste
The sooner it's done, I know, the better
So longer we wait the harder they'll make it for us to get together

There's no backing out 'cause we're already in
The choice is yours, you have to ??? my friend
You're branded as an outlaw and set on the run
Hunted by soldiers and marked as the one

Now hurry up before it's too late
There's even no time to waste
The sooner it's done, the better
So longer we wait the harder they'll make it for us to get together

Whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now, yeah
Whoa-whoa, we're the ones
Whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now
Or it will never get done
Whoa!
Done
Whoa!

[long instrumental]

Come with me brothers, come with me sisters
The time has come, we got to help each other
So pick up your guns or send out your lovers
The choice is yours, it's one or the other

Now hurry up before it's too late
There ain't even no time to waste
The sooner it's done, the better
So longer we wait the harder they'll make it for us to get together

Whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now, yeah
Whoa-whoa, we're the ones
Whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now
Or it will never get done

Come with me brothers, come with me sisters (whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now)
The time has come, we've got to help each other (whoa-whoa, we're the ones)
So pick up your guns or send out your lovers (whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now)
Breathe fresh air before you get smothered (or it will never get done)

And there's no backing out 'cause you're already in (whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now)
Oh, the choice is yours, you gotta make it my friend (whoa-whoa, we're the ones)
You're branded as an outlaw and you're set on the run (whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now)
Hunted by soldiers marked as the one (or it will never get done)
Whoa-yeah!

Whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now, yeah
Whoa-whoa, we're the ones, we're the ones
Whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now
Or it will never get
Or it will never get
Or it will never get done
Whoa-whoa

Whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now, yeah
Whoa-whoa, we're the ones
Whoa-whoa, we've got to do it now
Or it will never get

Step right up! One ??? dime! One tenth of a dollar!
She ???, she comes, she crawls on her belly like a ???
Yeah, come on, step right up there! Whoa!
Come on!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 27 Nov 1970 early show performance of WE'VE GOT TO DO IT NOW at Sunshine In in Asbury Park, NJ, with Steel Mill. This is the only confirmed live performance of WE'VE GOT TO DO IT NOW, and luckily, an excellent soundboard recording of the early show is in circulation among collectors. The last four lines may not be part of the song – there's a noticeable edit just before.

Steel Mill performed two shows (07:30 PM and 10:30 PM) on 27 Nov 1970 at Sunshine In in Asbury Park, NJ. These were triple bill shows, with the bottom-billed Steel Mill opening for the second-billed Cactus and headliner Black Sabbath.

Promotional poster for the 27 Nov 1970 early show at Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ
Promotional poster for the 27 Nov 1970 early show at Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ
Promotional ad for the 27 Nov 1970 shows at Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ
Promotional ad for the 27 Nov 1970 shows at Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 27 Nov 1970 early show at Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ
Ticket stub for the 27 Nov 1970 early show at Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ

References

Above info about Steel Mill's shows at Sunshine In is taken from Brucebase.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of WE'VE GOT TO DO IT NOW on this website:

WE'VE GOT TO DO IT NOW [Handwritten lyrics]
WE'VE GOT TO DO IT NOW [Live 27 Nov 1970 version]

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