Southern Sun

SOUTHERN SUN - V1 3:52 US3 / HDT / FOFC / RARITIES / DIHTSHN / EDR
SOUTHERN SUN - V2 4:15 BTF / UNE / US4 / DT / EDR

Note: Written as "It's A Southern Sun That Shines Down On This Yankee Boy" in late 1971-early 1972. V1 was recorded at Columbia Studios, Studio E, New York, NY on May 3, 1972. V2 recorded at Mediasound Studios, 311 West 57th Street, New York, NY in May-June, 1972. Original Sioux City Music documentation has the song titled as “Southern Sun”, but it was copyrighted under the incorrect title "Southern Son" in 1995 by JEC Music USA, who had purchased it from Jimmy Creticos. Springsteen subsequently registered it as "Southern SUN" in 1999, after winning a lawsuit in British court against JEC. Springsteen had clearly written "sun" on a handwritten setlist from the period, and the lyrics of "It's A Southern Sun That Shines Down On This Yankee Boy" clearly indicate it should be "Sun". Became well known by US 10-inch Acetate titled "Southern Son", with "Associated Recording Studios" on the label, typewritten song title and a handwritten "Sioux City Music Ltd." remark.

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