HAVING A PARTY

Live 31 Aug 1978 version


Southside Johnny:Say it's all right
Asbury Jukes:Say it's all right
Southside Johnny:It's all right
Asbury Jukes:Say it's all right
Southside Johnny:It's all right
Asbury Jukes, Springsteen, and Van Zandt:It's all right
Southside Johnny:It's all right
Asbury Jukes, Springsteen, and Van Zandt:It's all right
Southside Johnny:Whoa, it's all right
Asbury Jukes, Springsteen, and Van Zandt:Whoa, it's all right
Southside Johnny:Whoa, it's all right
Asbury Jukes, Springsteen, and Van Zandt:Whoa, it's all right
Southside Johnny:Yeah, yeah, it's all right
Asbury Jukes, Springsteen, and Van Zandt:Yeah, yeah, it's all right
Southside Johnny:Whoa, it's all right
Asbury Jukes, Springsteen, and Van Zandt:Whoa, it's all right
Southside Johnny:Whoa, it's all right
Asbury Jukes:Whoa, it's all right
Southside Johnny:Yeah, it's all right
Asbury Jukes:Whoa, it's all right
Southside Johnny:Whoa, it's all right
Take it up!

Southside Johnny:We're havin' a party
All:Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
Unknown Juke:Whoo, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
All:So listen
Bruce Springsteen:Listen
All:Mr. DJ
Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby

Southside Johnny:We're havin' a party
We're dancin' to the music
Ah, played by the DJ
On the radio
The Coke's up in the icebox
Bruce Springsteen:Johnny!
Popcorn's on the table
Southside Johnny:Popcorn!
Southside and Springsteen:Me and my baby
Out here on the floor

Southside Johnny:'Cause we're havin' a party
All:Everybody's swingin'
Southside Johnny:Dancin' to the music
On the radio
All:So listen Mr. DJ
I say, keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby

Southside Johnny:Everybody's swingin'
All days doin' the twist, now
But if you take requests
Hey, you!
I got a few for you
Bruce Springsteen:Hey Johnny!
Play that song called "Soul Twist"
Play that one called "I Know"
Don't forget "Sue Me"
Southside Johnny:I won't, man!
Bruce Springsteen:No other song will do

Southside and Springsteen:'Cause we're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
Southside Johnny:La, la, la
Southside and Springsteen:On the radio
Listen, Mr. DJ
Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
A-dancin' with my baby

Asbury Jukes guitarist:[Guitar solo]

Roy Bittan:[Keyboard solo]

Southside Johnny:Now everybody's swingin'
Or we're still twistin' from 1961
If you take requests there
I have a few for you, Leo
Tell him, Bruce!
Bruce Springsteen:Play that song called "Soul Twist"
Play that one called "Well I Know"
But don't forget "Sue Me"
No other song's gonna do

Southside and Springsteen:'Cause we're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
Southside Johnny:Whoa
Southside and Springsteen:Well listen, Mr. DJ
Keep those records playin'
I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin'
Southside Johnny:Tell you!

Southside and Springsteen:We're havin' a party
Southside, Springsteen, and Van Zandt:Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
Whoa, on the radio
So listen, Mr. DJ, yeah
Springsteen and Van Zandt:Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin'
Southside Johnny:You sing it, you!
Springsteen and Van Zandt:With my baby
Steve Van Zandt:Come on!

Crowd:We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
So listen, Mr. DJ
Southside and Springsteen:Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby
Bruce Springsteen:'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Southside and Springsteen:Dancin', yeah, yeah
With my baby
Southside Johnny:Goodnight, everybody

Southside Johnny:It's all right
Bruce Springsteen:Southside Johnny!
Southside Johnny:It's all right
Brucie and the boys!
Unknown Juke:All right! Southside Johnny!
Steve Van Zandt:All right!


Page last updated: 08 Oct 2011

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 31 Aug 1978 performance of HAVING A PARTY at The Agora in Cleveland, OH, with Southside Johnny and the Asbury jukes. This rendition of HAVING A PARTY features a bit of Curtis Mayfield's IT'S ALL RIGHT as an intro.

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This was a Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes gig that started about three hours late because, as Southside stated, they had to wait for their lead guitarist Steven Van Zandt to get done with another gig across town. Bruce Springsteen joined the band in the second set for three songs: THE FEVER (which also featured Clarence Clemons), I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME, and HAVING A PARTY (which also featured Roy Bittan). Soundboard tape and excellent pro-shot video footage are circulating among fans.

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Credits

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