Cherokee Queen

CHEROKEE QUEEN studio version uncirculating

Note: Probably written in late 1971. Sometimes incorrectly titled “Daddy, Sing Me A Cradle Song”. This is unquestionably one of Bruce’s most commercial-sounding pre-CBS creations. There’s only one documented live performance known, from a show in Richmond in March 1972 – fortunately audio from that gig is circulating. Appel/Cretecos pressed this live performance of “Cherokee Queen” on acetate in 1972. Mike Appel clearly liked this tune because when he settled his litigation in 1977, “Cherokee Queen” was one of a dozen then-unreleased Springsteen songs that Appel retained part ownership of, although he sold it back to Bruce in 1983.

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