HAVING A PARTY

Live 02 Aug 1987 version

We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
So listen, Mister DJ
Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby

We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
The Cokes are in the icebox
The popcorn's on the table
Me and my baby
We're out here on the floor

I think somebody's doing the twist, now!
She's doing the twist!
If you take requests, I
Got a few for you
Well, play that song called "Soul Twist"
Play that one called "I Know"
And don't forget "Sue Me"
No other songs will do

We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
So listen, Mister DJ
Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin'
Come on man, play it!

Come on, band!
Go on, go ahead, sax!

Let's do it one more time!

We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
So listen, Mister DJ
Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby

We're havin' a party
Everybody's swinging
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
So listen, Mister DJ!
Now, keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Say it right there! And then you swing it!
(Dancin' with my baby)

(We're havin' a party)
(Everybody's swingin')
(Dancin' to the music)
(On the radio)
(So listen, Mister DJ)
(Go, keep those records playin')
('Cause I'm havin' such a good time)
All right, we can do it! Let's move it up one! Take it, band!
(Dancin' with my baby)

We're havin' a party
Everybody's swinging
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
So listen, Mister DJ!
Keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby
Yes, I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby
Yes, I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin'...
With my...
Baby

Do we have one more?
Do we got one more?
I can't do it!
Can you do it, C?

We're havin' a party
Everybody's swingin'
Dancin' to the music
On the radio
So listen, Mister DJ
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' (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
With my...
Say...
Baby

We ain't through yet!


Page last updated: 08 Oct 2011

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 02 Aug 1987 performance of HAVING A PARTY at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, with the E Street Band.

On this date, Bruce Springsteen and the full E Street Band (except for Nils Lofgren) plus some members of Cats On A Smooth Surface (including Eddie Manion on trumpet and Boccigalupe on keyboards) played a surprise 14-song set, the penultimate song of which was HAVING A PARTY.

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Credits

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