I Wanna Marry You

I see you walking, baby, down the street
Pushing that baby carriage at your feet
I see the lonely ribbon in your hair
Tell me I am the man for whom you put it there
You never smile girl, you never speak
You just walk on by, darlin' week after week
Raising two kids alone in this mixed up world
Must be a lonely life for a working girl

(Chorus)
Little girl, I wanna marry you
Oh yeah, little girl, I wanna marry you
Yes I do
Little girl, I wanna marry you

Now honey, I don't wanna clip your wings
But a time comes when two people
should think of these things
Having a home and a family
Facing up to their responsibilities

They say in the end true love prevails
But in the end true love can't be no fairytale
To say I'll make your dreams come true would be wrong
But maybe, darlin', I could help them along

(Chorus)

My daddy said right before he died
That true, true love was just a lie
He went to his grave a broken heart
An unfulfilled life, makes a man hard

Oh, darlin'
There's something happy and there's something sad
'Bout wanting somebody, oh so bad,
I wear my love darlin', without shame
I'd be proud if you would wear my name
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Notes

Chords

Live history

"I Wanna Marry You" has been performed live a total of 87 times.
First known performance:
1980-10-03, Ann Arbor, MI
The River Tour
Last known performance:
2016-07-28, Oslo, Norway
The River Tour 2016

Release history

Total releases: 3
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Bruce Springsteen, The River, album, 1980-10-17
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, rerelease, 2014-11-17
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Bruce Springsteen, The Ties that Bind: The River Collection, rerelease, 2015-12-04