JACK OF ALL TRADES

Live 02 Mar 2012 version

[Jimmy Fallon (spoken intro):] Here to perform the song "Jack Of All Trades" from his new album Wrecking Ball, please welcome back Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, with Tom Morello!

I'll mow your lawn and clean the leaves out your drain
I'll mend your roof to keep out the rain
I'll take the work, yeah, that God provides
I'm a Jack of all trades, honey, we'll be alright

I'll hammer the nails and I'll set the stone
I'll harvest your crops when they're ripe and grown
I'll pull that engine apart and patch her up 'til she's running right
I'm a Jack of all trades, baby, we'll be alright

A hurricane blows and brings a hard rain
When the blue sky breaks, it feels like the world's gonna change
And we'll start caring for each other like Jesus said that we might
I'm a Jack of all trades, baby, we'll be alright
Come on!

The banking man grows fat, the working man grows thin
It's all happened before, it'll happen again
It'll happen again, yeah, they'll bet your life
I'm a Jack of all trades, baby, we'll be alright

Now sometimes tomorrow comes soaked in treasure and blood
Here we stood the drought, now we'll stand the flood
There's a new world coming, I can see the light
I'm a Jack of all trades, baby, we'll be alright

So you use what you've got and you learn to make do
Yeah, you take the old and you make it new
If I had me a gun, I'd find the bastards and shoot 'em on sight
I'm a Jack of all trades, baby, we'll be alright
I'm a Jack of all trades, we'll be alright


Page last updated: 03 Mar 2012

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 02 Mar 2012 performance of JACK OF ALL TRADES on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The NBC show is filmed in Studio 6B in the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY. The song was played with the E Street Band and Tom Morello on electric guitar.

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From 27 Feb to 02 Mar 2012, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon honored Bruce Springsteen with a week-long musical tribute to promote the release of his 2012 album Wrecking Ball. This was Springsteen's only TV appearance to promote the album and its supporting tour.

  • On the first day (Monday, 27 Feb 2012), Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guests, and performed two songs: WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN and WRECKING BALL.
  • On the second day (Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012), Kenny Chesney was the musical guest and performed I'M ON FIRE, backed by his band.
  • On third the day (Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012), John Legend was the musical guest and performed DANCING IN THE DARK, backed by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's house band The Roots.
  • On the fourth day (Thursday, 01 Mar 2012), Elvis Costello was the musical guest and performed FIRE and BRILLIANT DISGUISE, backed by The Roots.
  • On the fifth day (Friday, 02 Mar 2012), which also marks the TV show's third anniversary, Bruce Springsteen was the only guest for the episode. After performing a spoof of LMFAO's SEXY AND I KNOW IT with Jimmy Fallon, he was interviewed by Fallon and then performed DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN (with the E Street Band and Tom Morello), JACK OF ALL TRADES (with the E Street Band and Tom Morello), and THE E STREET SHUFFLE (with the E Street Band, The Roots, and Tom Morello).

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