She's The One

VIRGIN SUMMER NIGHTS - V1 uncirculating
SHE'S THE ONE - V2 6:17 BIS / WAR / ET / BTRS / BTRCS
SHE'S THE ONE - V3a 4:22 ESR / BTRS
SHE'S THE ONE - V3b 4:15 ESR
SHE'S THE ONE - V4 uncirculating
SHE'S THE ONE - V5 3:36 BORN TO RUN

Note: Springsteen's earliest compositions of this Bo Diddley-styled rocker was called 'Virgin Summer Nights', V1 rehearsed and recorded (unverified) in early August 1974. The song was called, 'She's the One' when it debuted at Avery Fisher Hall in New York on October 4, 1974. V2 was recorded on October 16, 1974 at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York. According to studio logs, the next session (V3) was recorded on May 4, 1975 at the Record Plant, New York, which was shorter and added lyrics in the final verse that were eventually used in "Backstreets". Conversely, Springsteen imported Contessa's beauty secrets from "Santa Ana"; "French cream won’t soften those boots, baby French kisses will not break your heart". After all the tracks for Born to Run had been completed, and the tour had begun, Springsteen drove back to the studio two nights in a row (July 24-25), to finish dubbing vocals of a new second verse and bridge for V4, "and just one kiss she fills them long summer nights with her tenderness, that secret pact you made, back when her love could save you from the bitterness". The new lyrics changed the song from a fight with his girlfriend to a magical love song. The track V5 was completed on July 25 for the album.

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