Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Spread out now Rosie doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
You know playin' blind man's bluff is a little baby's game
You pick up Little Dynamite I'm gonna pick up Little Gun
And together we're gonna go out tonight and make that highway run
You don't have to call me lieutenant Rosie and I don't want to be your son
The only lover I'm ever gonna need's your soft sweet little girl's tongue and Rosie you're the one
Dynamite's in the belfry playin' with the bats
Little Gun's downtown in front of Woolworth's tryin' out his attitude on all the cats
Papa's on the corner waitin' for the bus
Mama she's home in the window waitin' up for us
She'll be there in that chair when they wrestle her upstairs `cause you know we ain't gonna come
I ain't here for business, I'm only here for fun


(chorus)
Rosalita jump a little lighter, senorita come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover ain't no liar, Rosalita you're my stone desire

Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knees Willie you know they're gonna be there
Ah sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billie they'll be comin' up for air
We're gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool
Stay out all night it's gonna feel alright
Rosie come out tonight, Rosie come out tonight
Windows are for cheaters chimneys for the poor
Closets are for hangers winners use the door

(chorus)

Now I know your mama she don't like me `cause I play in a rock and roll band
And I know your daddy he don't dig me but he never did understand
Papa lowered the boom he locked you in your room
I'm comin' to lend a hand
I'm comin' to liberate you confiscate you I want to be your man
Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
But now you're sad your mama's mad
And your papa says he knows that I don't have any money
Tell him this is last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance
Because a record company Rosie just gave me big bucks

My tires were slashed and I almost crashed but the Lord had mercy
My machine she's a dud out stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Hold on tight stay up all night `cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong
By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms
I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way
There's a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day
You can hear them in the back room strummin'
So hold tight baby `cause don't you know daddy's comin'

(chorus)
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Notes

Chords

Live history

"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" has been performed live a total of 713 times.
First known performance:
1974-01-05, Boston, MA
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle Tour
Last known performance:
2017-02-25, Auckland, New Zealand
Summer '17 Tour

Release history

Total releases: 15
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Bruce Springsteen, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, album, 1973-11-05
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live 1975-85, live, 1986-11-04
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live Collection, maxisingle, 1987
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Bruce Springsteen, Video Anthology 1978-2000, movie, 2001
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Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen, compilation, 2003-11-04
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Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition, rerelease, 2005-11-15
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Hammersmith Odeon, London, '75, live, 2006-02-28
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Greatest Hits (Walmart exclusive), compilation, 2009-01-13
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Greatest Hits, compilation, 2009-06-01
display_release.php?songtitle=Rosalita+%28Come+Out+Tonight%29&id=78&release_title=London+Calling%3A+Live+in+Hyde+Park
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, London Calling: Live in Hyde Park, movie, 2010-06-22
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Bruce Springsteen, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story, rerelease, 2010-11-16
display_release.php?songtitle=Rosalita+%28Come+Out+Tonight%29&id=118&release_title=Collection+1973-2012
Bruce Springsteen, Collection 1973-2012, compilation, 2013-03-12
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, rerelease, 2014-11-17
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Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition), compilation, 2015-10-16
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Bruce Springsteen, The Ties that Bind: The River Collection, rerelease, 2015-12-04