New York City Serenade

Georgetown University ~ March 3, 1974

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Billy he's down by the railroad tracks
Sittin' low in the back seat of his Cadillac
Diamond Jackie, she's so intact
As she falls like an angel beneath him
Jackie's heels are stacked
Billy's got cleats on his boots
Together they're gonna boogaloo down Broadway
And come back home with the loot
It's midnight in Manhattan, this is no time to get cute
It's a mad dog's promenade
So walk tall or don'tcha walk at all
Fish lady, oh my fish lady, fish lady, fish lady
She baits them tenement walls
She don't take corner boys
They got no money and they're so easy
Come along mama take my arm, waltz with me down Broadway
Take my hand little girl and move with me down Broadway, yeah
Girl, I'm a young man, and I'm walkin real proud
Hey Babe, I'm talkin real loud for ya
Shake away your city, shake away your rotten.
Shake away your city life, Oh Jackie, shake away your street life
And hook it up.
The boys whisper, "Hook it up"
They whisper, "Hook up to the night train"
"Hook up to the silver train"
"Hook up to the night train"
Oh, hook it up, Oh Jackie, hook it up
Ah Baby, hook up, Ah hook it up
But I know she won't take the train, (no, she won't take the train)
No she won't take the train, (no she won't take the train)
No she won't take the train, (no she won't take the train)
She's afraid them tracks are gonna slow her down
And when she turns around I'll be gone
Baby, so long, sometimes you gotta walk on
Hey vibes man, hey jazz man, down in the alley,
Oh, play me your serenade
Any deeper blue and you're playin' in your grave
Save your notes, now don't spend 'em now
Save your notes, don't spend 'em on the sharp boy
Straight for the church note ringin'
Hey vibes man sting a trash can
Listen to your junk man
Ah listen to your junk man
Listen to your junk man
Listen to your junk man
He's singin', he's singin', he's singin'
All dressed up in satin, walkin' down the alley
Singin' he's singin', singin', singin', singin'

Come on, come on, come on Jackie, come on, come on

Watch out Jackie

~Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band ~