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Galveston Bay

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First time played on: 21/11/1995

Latest time played on: 25/09/2009

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Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Episode: Galveston Bay

Source: www.alphabeticalspringsteen.com

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Lyrics

Fifteen years Le Bing Son
Fought side by side with the Americans
In the mountains and deltas of Vietnam

In '75 Saigon fell
and he left his command
And brought his family to the promised land

Seabrook Texas and the small towns

in the Gulf of Mexico
It was delta country and reminded him of home

He worked as a machinist, put his money away
And bought a shrimp boat with his cousin
And together they harvested Galveston Bay

In the mornin' 'fore the sun come up
He'd kiss his sleepin' daughter
Steer out through the channel

And casts his nets into the water

Billy Sutter fought with Charlie Company
In the highlands of Quang Tri
He was wounded in the battle of Chu Lai
And shipped home in '68

There he married and worked the gulf fishing grounds
In a boat that'd been his father's
In the morning he'd kiss his sleeping son

And cast his nets into the water

Billy sat in front of his TV as the south fell
And the Communists rolled into Saigon
He and his friends watched as the refugees came
Settle on the same streets and worked the coast they grew up on

Soon in the bars around the harbor was talk
Of America for Americans
Someone said, "You want 'em out, you got to burn 'em out"

And brought in the Texas klan

One humid Texas night there were three shadows on the harbor
Come to burn the Vietnamese boats into the sea
In the fire's light shots rang out
Two Texans lay dead on the ground
Le stood with a pistol in his hand

A jury acquitted him in self defense
As before the judge he did stand

But as he walked down the courthouse steps
Billy said "My friend, you're a dead man"

One late summer night Le stood watch along the waterside
Billy stood in the shadows
His K-bar knife in his hand
And the moon slipped behind the clouds

Le lit a cigarette, the bay was as still as glass
As he walked by Billy stuck his knife into his pocket

Took a breath and let him pass

In the early darkness Billy rose up
Went into the kitchen for a drink of water
Kissed his sleeping wife
Headed into the channel
And casts his nets into the water

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21/11/1995State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJUnited States
22/11/1995Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJUnited States
26/11/1995Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
27/11/1995Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
29/11/1995Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CAUnited States
30/11/1995Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CAUnited States
03/12/1995Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, ILUnited States
05/12/1995Constitution Hall, Washington, DCUnited States
06/12/1995Constitution Hall, Washington, DCUnited States
08/12/1995Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
09/12/1995Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PAUnited States
12/12/1995Beacon Theater, New York, NYUnited States
13/12/1995Beacon Theater, New York, NYUnited States
15/12/1995Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MAUnited States
16/12/1995Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MAUnited States
17/12/1995Beacon Theater, New York, NYUnited States
07/01/1996Place des Arts, MontrealCanada
08/01/1996Massey Hall, TorontoCanada
10/01/1996Fox Theatre, Detroit, MIUnited States
11/01/1996Fox Theatre, Detroit, MIUnited States
12/01/1996Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OHUnited States
16/01/1996Music Hall, Cleveland, OHUnited States
17/01/1996Music Hall, Cleveland, OHUnited States
18/01/1996Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MOUnited States
22/01/1996Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LAUnited States
23/01/1996Jesse Jones Hall, Houston, TXUnited States
25/01/1996Music Hall, Austin, TXUnited States
26/01/1996Bronco Bowl, Dallas, TXUnited States
28/01/1996Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GAUnited States
12/02/1996Alte Opera, Frankfurt am MainGermany
14/02/1996Kulturpalast, DresdenGermany
15/02/1996Rudi Sedlmayer Halle, MunichGermany
17/02/1996CCH Halle 1, HamburgGermany
18/02/1996Phillipshalle, DüsseldorfGermany
21/02/1996Le Zénith de Paris, ParisFrance
22/02/1996Le Zénith de Paris, ParisFrance
25/02/1996De Doelen, RotterdamNetherlands
26/02/1996Carré, AmsterdamNetherlands
28/02/1996Apollo Theatre, ManchesterGreat Britain
29/02/1996Symphony Hall, BirminghamGreat Britain
02/03/1996City Hall, NewcastleGreat Britain
03/03/1996Playhouse Theatre, EdinburghGreat Britain
13/03/1996The Cirkus, StockholmSweden
14/03/1996Spektrum, OsloNorway
16/03/1996Falkoner-Teatret, CopenhagenDenmark
19/03/1996Kings Hall, BelfastGreat Britain
20/03/1996The Point, DublinIreland
10/04/1996Auditorium S.Cecilia, RomeItaly
11/04/1996Teatro Smeraldo, MilanItaly
13/04/1996Teatro Carlo Felice, GenovaItaly
16/04/1996Royal Albert Hall, LondonGreat Britain
17/04/1996Royal Albert Hall, LondonGreat Britain
19/04/1996ICC, BerlinGermany
20/04/1996Queen Elizabeth Hall, AntwerpBelgium
22/04/1996Royal Albert Hall, LondonGreat Britain
24/04/1996Brixton Academy, LondonGreat Britain
25/04/1996Brixton Academy, LondonGreat Britain
27/04/1996Royal Albert Hall, LondonGreat Britain
30/04/1996Palais de Congres, StrasbourgFrance
01/05/1996Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, BrusselBelgium
02/05/1996Kongresshaus, ZurichSwitzerland
06/05/1996Teatre Tívoli, BarcelonaSpain
07/05/1996Teatre Tívoli, BarcelonaSpain
08/05/1996Palacio de Congresos, MadridSpain
16/09/1996Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
18/09/1996Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CTUnited States
19/09/1996Performing Arts Center, Providence, RIUnited States
24/09/1996Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MIUnited States
25/09/1996University of Akron, Thomas Hall, Akron, OHUnited States
26/09/1996University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
01/10/1996Braden Auditorium, Normal, ILUnited States
02/10/1996Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
03/10/1996Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MNUnited States
15/10/1996Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UTUnited States
16/10/1996Paramount Theatre, Denver, COUnited States
17/10/1996Paramount Theatre, Denver, COUnited States
19/10/1996Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NMUnited States
21/10/1996Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZUnited States
22/10/1996Civic Theatre, San Diego, CAUnited States
23/10/1996Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, CAUnited States
25/10/1996Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CAUnited States
26/10/1996Event Center Arena, San Jose, CAUnited States
28/10/1996Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, ORUnited States
29/10/1996Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WAUnited States
12/11/1996Shea\'s Perf. Arts Center, Buffalo, NYUnited States
13/11/1996Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NYUnited States
19/11/1996North Auditorium, Memphis, TNUnited States
20/11/1996The Louisville Palace, Louisville, KYUnited States
21/11/1996Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, INUnited States
03/12/1996Sunrise Musical Theater, Sunrise, FLUnited States
31/01/1997Tokyo International Forum Hall, TokyoJapan
07/02/1997Capitol Theatre, SydneyAustralia
17/02/1997The Palais, MelbourneAustralia
06/05/1997Austria Center, ViennaAustria
15/05/1997Auditorium M.Ravel, LyonFrance
16/05/1997Opera Berlioz-Le Corum, MontpellierFrance
18/05/1997Acropolis, NiceFrance
19/05/1997Le Zenith-Omega, ToulonFrance
21/05/1997Teatro Verdi, FlorenceItaly
22/05/1997Teatro Augusteo, NaplesItaly
25/05/1997Palais des congrès de Paris, ParisFrance
26/05/1997Palais des congrès de Paris, ParisFrance
28/04/2005Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TXUnited States
26/07/2005Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NCUnited States
04/10/2005Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
06/10/2005Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NYUnited States
25/09/2009Apollo Theater, New York, NYUnited States

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