ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Live 18 May 2009 version

[Spoken intro:] By executive request! Let me hear it, Roy!

Steve!

Whoa!

Spread out now, Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
You know playin' blind man's bluff is a little baby's game
You pick up Little Dynamite, I'm gonna pick up Little Gun
Together we're gonna go out tonight, make that highway run
You don't have to call me lieutenant, I don't want to be your son
The only lover I'm ever gonna need's your soft sweet little girl's tongue
You're the one!

Dynamite's in the belfry, babe, playin' with the bats
Little Gun's downtown in front of Woolworth's, tryin' out his attitude on all the cats
Papa's on the corner, waiting for the bus
Mama's home in the window, waitin' over there for us
She'll be there in that chair 'til they wrestle her upstairs, know we ain't gonna come
I ain't here on business, I'm only here for
[Crowd:] fun!
You're the one!

Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Senorita, come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover, ain't no liar
Rosie, you're my stone desire

Jack the Rabbit, Weak Knees Willie, you know they're gonna be there
Gonna be Sloppy Sue, Big Bones Billy, comin' up for air
Let's hear it!
We're gonna
[Crowd:] Play some pool
What?
[Crowd:] Skip some school
What?
[Crowd:] Act real cool
What?
[Crowd:] Stay out all night
What?
[Crowd:] It's gonna feel all right
Ro-ro-rosie, come out tonight, come out tonight
Chimneys are for cheaters, chimneys for the poor
Closets are for hangers, winners use the door!

Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Mamasita, come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover, ain't no liar
[Steve Van Zandt:] Ain't no liar!
Rosie, you're my stone desire

I know your mama, she don't like me 'cause I play in a rock and roll band
I know your pop don't dig me, he never did understand
Papa lowered the boom, locked you in your room
Coming to lend a hand
I, I want to liberate you, confiscate you, I want to be your man
[Clarence Clemons:] Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
Now you're sad, mama's mad
(Papa says he knows that I don't have any money)
(Your papa says he knows that I don't have any money)
Your papa says he knows that I (don't have any money)

This is his last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance
Record company, Rosie, gave me a big advance!
My tires were slashed, I almost crashed, the Lord had mercy
My machine, she's a dud, out stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey!
Hold on tight, stay up all night, Rosie, I'm comin' on strong
By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms
I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way
Little café, they play guitars all night and day
You can hear 'em in the back room strumming
Hold tight, baby, don't you know daddy's coming
Everybody say
(Ohhh!) This is the big one! It's the big one! This is the big one, Virginia! It's the big one! It's bigger than that! It's bigger! Bigger! Bigger!
Whoa!

Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Senorita, come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover, ain't no liar
Rosie, you're my stone...
Come on, C!

Whoa, ha, ha, ha, ha! Rrrr! Hoo! Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo!

(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!)

[Spoken outro:] Thank you, Washington, we love you!


Page last updated: 23 May 2012

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 18 May 2009 performance of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, during the Working On A Dream Tour. The song was played in a traditional full-band arrangement and, for the only time on the tour, featured a snippet of the United States presidential anthem HAIL TO THE CHIEF as in introduction to the song.


Ticket stub for the 18 May 2009 show at Verizon Center, Washington, DC
[Taken from Brucebase]

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Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).