Song of the Day #3,644: ‘All Night Long (Live)’ – My Morning Jacket

When I happened upon yesterday’s My Morning Jacket version of John Denver’s ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane,’ I wound up crawling down a rabbit hole of other cover songs by the band.

While the band is lauded for its original songs, they clearly derive a lot of pleasure from playing the songs of others, particularly in their live shows. I’ll spend the rest of this week featuring a few of those performances.

First up is a rollicking version of Lionel Richie’s ‘All Night Long,’ performed in Port Chester, New York, in the waning days of 2012.

[Verse 1]
Well, my friends, the time has come
To raise the roof and have some fun
Throw away the work to be done
Let the music play on
(Play on, play on)
Everybody sing, everybody dance
Lose yourself in wild romance

[Verse 2]
We’re going to party, karamu
Fiesta, forever
Come on and sing along!
We’re going to party, karamu
Fiesta, forever
Come on and sing along!
We’re going to party, karamu
Fiesta, forever
Come on and sing along!

[Chorus]
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)
All night long! (all night)

[Verse 3]
People dancing all in the street
See the rhythm all in their feet
Life is good wild and sweet
Let the music play on
(Play on, play on)
Feel it in your heart
And feel it in your soul
Let the music take control
We’re going to party
Liming, fiesta, forever
Come on and sing my song!

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
Yeah, once you get started
You can’t sit down
Come join the fun
It’s a merry go round
Everyone’s dancing
Their troubles away
Come join our party
See how we play!

{Break – Horns}

[Verse 5]
Tam bo li de say de moi ya
Hey Jambo Jambo
Way to parti o we goin’
Oh, jambali
Tam bo li de say de moi ya
Yeah, Jambo, Jambo
Oh, yes
We’re going to have a party!

[Chorus]

[Verse 6]
Everyone you meet
They’re jamming in the street
All night long!
Yeah, I said, everyone you meet
They’re jamming in the street
All night long!
Yeah, I said, everyone you meet
They’re jamming in the street
All night long!
Feel good! Feel good!

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,644: ‘All Night Long (Live)’ – My Morning Jacket

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    A rather odd song to cover, but I appreciate how tight this band is live.

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