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Highway Patrolman

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First time played on: 29/06/1984

Latest time played on: 15/11/2012


Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Episode: Highway Patrolman


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My name is Joe Roberts I work for the state
I'm a sergeant out of Perrineville barracks number 8
I always done an honest job as honest as I could
I got a brother named Franky and Franky ain't no good

Now ever since we was young kids it's been the same come down
I get a call over the radio Franky's in trouble downtown
Well if it was any other man, I'd put him straight away
But when it's your brother sometimes you look the other way

Me and Franky laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"

I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother would
Man turns his back on his family well he just ain't no good

Well Franky went in the army back in 1965 I got a farm deferment, settled down, took Maria for my wife
But them wheat prices kept on droppin' till it was like we were gettin' robbed
Franky came home in '68, and me, I took this job

Yea we're laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"
I catch him when he's strayin', teach him how to walk that line
Man turns his back on his family he ain't no friend of mine

Well the night was like any other, I got a call 'bout quarter to nine
There was trouble in a roadhouse out on the Michigan line
There was a kid lyin' on the floor lookin' bad bleedin' hard from his head there was a girl cryin' at a table and it was Frank, they said
Well I went out and I jumped in my car and I hit the lights

Well I must of done one hundred and ten through Michigan county that night

It was out at the crossroads, down round Willow bank
Seen a Buick with Ohio plates behind the wheel was Frank
Well I chased him through them county roads till a sign said Canadian border five miles from here
I pulled over the side of the highway and watched his taillights disappear

Me and Franky laughin' and drinkin'
Nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"

I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother would
Man turns his back on his family well he just ain't no good
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29/06/1984Civic Center, St. Paul, MNUnited States
06/07/1984Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OHUnited States
08/07/1984Richfield Coliseum, Richfield Township, OHUnited States
17/07/1984Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, ILUnited States
23/07/1984CNE Stadium, TorontoCanada
27/07/1984Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NYUnited States
30/07/1984Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MIUnited States
05/08/1984Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
09/08/1984Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
17/08/1984Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
20/08/1984Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
25/08/1984Capital Center, Largo, MDUnited States
28/08/1984Capital Center, Largo, MDUnited States
04/09/1984The Centrum, Worcester, MAUnited States
07/09/1984Civic Center, Hartford, CTUnited States
11/09/1984The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
22/09/1984Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
25/09/1984Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NYUnited States
17/10/1984Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WAUnited States
19/10/1984Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WAUnited States
22/10/1984Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CAUnited States
26/10/1984L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
16/12/1984Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, GAUnited States
05/01/1985Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VAUnited States
07/01/1985Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, INUnited States
06/07/1985Wembley Stadium, LondonGreat Britain
19/09/1985Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CAUnited States
25/04/1996Brixton Academy, LondonGreat Britain
27/04/1996Royal Albert Hall, LondonGreat Britain
24/09/1996Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MIUnited States
02/10/1996Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
17/10/1996Paramount Theatre, Denver, COUnited States
19/10/1996Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NMUnited States
22/10/1996Civic Theatre, San Diego, CAUnited States
25/10/1996Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CAUnited States
29/10/1996Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WAUnited States
12/11/1996Shea\'s Perf. Arts Center, Buffalo, NYUnited States
14/11/1996Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MAUnited States
19/11/1996North Auditorium, Memphis, TNUnited States
14/12/1996Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NCUnited States
31/01/1997Tokyo International Forum Hall, TokyoJapan
05/02/1997Concert Hall, BrisbaneAustralia
07/02/1997Capitol Theatre, SydneyAustralia
12/02/1997Capitol Theatre, SydneyAustralia
17/02/1997The Palais, MelbourneAustralia
10/05/1997Sala Congresowa, WarsawPoland
12/05/1997Congress Center, PragueCzech Republic
15/05/1997Auditorium M.Ravel, LyonFrance
18/05/1997Acropolis, NiceFrance
21/05/1997Teatro Verdi, FlorenceItaly
22/05/1997Teatro Augusteo, NaplesItaly
25/05/1997Palais des congrès de Paris, ParisFrance
21/04/2005Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
22/04/2005Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
25/04/2005Fox Theatre, Detroit, MIUnited States
30/04/2005Glendale Arena, Glendale, AZUnited States
02/06/2005Palacio De Deportes, MadridSpain
23/06/2005Scandinavium, GothenburgSweden
27/06/2005Color Line Arena, HamburgGermany
13/07/2005Corel Centre, OttawaCanada
24/07/2005Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NCUnited States
06/08/2005Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MOUnited States
11/08/2005Key Arena, Seattle, WAUnited States
09/10/2005Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYUnited States
13/10/2005United Center, Chicago, ILUnited States
08/11/2005Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
18/11/2006The Point, DublinIreland
15/11/2012CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NEUnited States


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