Before I Grow Too Old

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I wanna go out dancing every night
And I wanna see all the city lights
And I wanna do everything that I been told
So I got to hurry up before I grow too old

And I wanna take a trip around the world
And I wanna kiss all the pretty girls
And I wanna buy everything that ain't been sold
So I got to hurry up before I grow too old

And I'm gonna do a lot of things I know is wrong
And I hope that I'm forgiven before I'm gone
Cause it will take a lot of prayers to save my soul
So I got to hurry up before I grow too old

I wanna go out dancing every night
And I wanna see all the city lights
And I wanna do everything that I been told
So I got to hurry up before I grow too old

And I wanna take a trip around the world
And I wanna kiss all the pretty girls
And I wanna buy everything that ain't been sold
So I got to hurry up before I grow too old

And I'm gonna do a lot of things I know is wrong
And I hope that I'm forgiven before I'm gone
Cause it will take a lot of prayers to save my soul
So I got to hurry up before I grow too old

Before I Grow Too Old (unreleased cover)
Written byDave Bartholomew, Fats Domino & Robert Charles Guidry
Performed byFlip City (1975)
Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes (2010)
Elvis Costello, Tommy McLain & Lil' Band O' Gold (2010-04-29)
Elvis Costello & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (2022-05-05)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters (2022-08-25)

First known performance:
November 30, 1975, London, England
Last known performance:
2022
     (11 known performances, 1 as a snippet)


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Recordings by other artists

Fats Domino  1960  flip side of "Tell Me That You Love Me" YouTube
Tommy McLain  1968  single
Bobby Charles  1972 Bobby Charles ("Grow Too Old") AllMusictheband.hiof.no
The Black Sorrows  1984 Sonola AllMusic
Dr. Feelgood  1986 Brilleaux AllMusic
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros  2003 Streetcore ("Silver And Gold") AllMusicWikipediaYouTube
Tommy McLain  2022 Tommy McLain: I Ran Down Every Dream AllMusicAmazonAmazon.uk

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