KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

Live 03 Dec 1971 version


I got the key to the highway ???
I'm only ??? 'cause walking's most too slow

I'm on a ???
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I got the key to the highway ???
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I got the key to the highway ???
I got the key to the highway ???


Info

KEY TO THE HIGHWAY is a 1940 song by Charlie Segar. See the original Charlie Segar version for more details.

Live 03 Dec 1971 version

The above lyrics are for the live 03 Dec 1971 performance of KEY TO THE HIGHWAY at Student Prince in Asbury Park, NJ, with The Bruce Springsteen Band. The song is mostly instrumental, almost seven-minute long.

This version of KEY TO THE HIGHWAY can be found on a 4-song audience recording from a late 1971 or early 1972 Bruce Springsteen Band gig. According to Brucebase, the recording probably dates from the December 1971 period, and probably the venue was The Student Prince. Precise details cannot be determined, but Brucebase lists the 4-songs partial setlist under its 03 Dec 1971 entry.

Promotional ad for the 003, 04, and 05 Dec 1971 shows at Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
Promotional ad for the 003, 04, and 05 Dec 1971 shows at Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

Live History

KEY TO THE HIGHWAY is known to have been performed at least twice in Bruce Springsteen's early years (pre-October 1972). Very little is known about shows from this early period, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates.

  1. 23 Oct 1971 at University Of Richmond, Richmond, VA (with The Bruce Springsteen Band)
  2. 03 Dec 1971 at Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ (with The Bruce Springsteen Band)

KEY TO THE HIGHWAY was performed off-tour on 01 Aug 2015 at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ, during a private party for friends of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. The couple performed a seven-song set with Timepiece, a local band of which Patti Scialfa's brother Michael is a member. Springsteen played guitar on KEY TO THE HIGHWAY.

  1. 01 Aug 2015 at Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ

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Available Versions

List of available versions of KEY TO THE HIGHWAY on this website:

KEY TO THE HIGHWAY [Live 03 Dec 1971 version]
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY [Original Charlie Segar version]

Page last updated: 24 Oct 2017