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Bruce Springsteen - "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"


Bruce Springsteen Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

GUITAR: Septekka
VOCALS: BornGamerRob
STANDARD KEYS: EmotionalFlight
 
Springsteen wrote his first real anthem for exactly the purpose it ended up serving for decades: to blow the roof off concert venues of all shapes and sizes. The cadence and melody of the song appeared in a Van Morrison-style soul-folk tune called "Henry Boy," which he performed solo acoustic in 1972. By the time he recorded "Rosalita" in early 1973, it was a surging, exultant, breathless rocker – not to mention, a totally true story: "Tell him this is his last chance/To get his daughter in a fine romance/Because the record company, Rosie, just gave me a big advance." Springsteen later said, "The stuff I write is the stuff I live with. . . . They're all true. Even the names – Big Balls Billy, Weak-Kneed Willie, all of 'em." (Ex-girlfriend Diane Lozito is believed to have inspired the song, but Springsteen has never given any indication as to Rosie's true identity.) The song's romantic dilemma – Rosie's dad has locked her away – is presented with fierce urgency, except for one lyric, which Springsteen later called "one of the most useful lines I've ever written": "Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny." 



11 Comments

Amazing. Just amazing. Thanks

You should film yourself playing this. Just make sure you warm up first :)

Honestly I think those drums are too tough for me haha

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Atruejedi
February 28, 2018

Kudos to those involved. I will shamefully admit I turned AJ down for vocals on this one because I knew it would be a nightmare for me to get perfected. I'm excited to try this out this weekend!

Thank you!

Awesome thanks so much!

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MrPrezident
February 28, 2018

Great job to all involved :)

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BornGamerRob
March 1, 2018

I will shamefully admit I turned AJ down for vocals on this one because I knew it would be a nightmare for me to get perfected.

 

What?! I wasn't AJ's first choice?? I feel so second best... ;-)

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Atruejedi
March 1, 2018

What?! I wasn't AJ's first choice?? I feel so second best... ;-)

 

You're a braver man than me, my friend. I was seriously too intimidated to tackle this. It's a looong song and Bruce doesn't exactly sing it predictably. AJ tried to convince me to do it last year and then this year I agreed to do it if he could get me a MIDI to work off of to speed up the process, but since no MIDI exists, I had to decline. I felt like a bum for turning him down (twice for the same song, which I really enjoy!), but I'm really glad you picked it up!

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Atruejedi
June 2, 2018

So I finally got around to playing this tonight (late, I know!) on bass and goodness. This song is the ultimate combo breaker. It's so unpredictable. And I've never wished more for that split-strum-bar bass peripheral that came out for the XBOX than right now... alas, Wii user. Great venue work, great lip sync, and an epic production. Thanks again!

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AJFOne23
June 5, 2018

So I finally got around to playing this tonight (late, I know!) on bass and goodness. This song is the ultimate combo breaker. It's so unpredictable. And I've never wished more for that split-strum-bar bass peripheral that came out for the XBOX than right now... alas, Wii user. Great venue work, great lip sync, and an epic production. Thanks again!

 

Thanks man. This was one of the first dozen charts I ever did drums only and I'm glad it's finally full band and y'all can appreciate the majesty of early E-Street Bruce