Drop On Down And Cover Me

DROP ON DOWN AND COVER ME - V1a 7:?? uncirculating
DROP ON DOWN AND COVER ME - V1b 4:37 SO / GS / BUERM / TDB / UH

Note: At least eleven takes of "Drop On Down And Cover Me" were recorded between May 31 and June 2, 1983 at The Hit Factory. Long believed to have evolved into "Cover Me" but the studio documentation proves otherwise, with its precursor recorded some eighteen months earlier. This reworking uses some lyrics from "Cover Me" in the opening verses, as well as the melody of "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart". V1a was edited down to 4:37 from the original seven minutes. Springsteen included it on a July 1983 album track listing between "None But The Brave" and "Shut Out The Light" at the expense of his 1982 songs, which were eventually restored. Though it was included in early Tracks listings, with takes 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11 all pulled for evaluation in June 1998, it was dropped before the final cut.

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