Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 9, 2011 12:16:19 GMT
'Gloria' was the B Side to a big hit for Them "Baby, Please Don't Go" in 1964 and was released as an A Side in 1965. So this would be well known to The Doors. It became a staple of their early sets in the Fog and Whisky. Once famously they performed it on stage with Them who they had supported during Them's residency at the Whisky on Saturday June 18th 1966
Several examples of the band playing it live exist. The Matrix 1967 version and the 'soundcheck' version from Alive She Cried. Jim Morrison would expand the Van Morrison lyric in concert including various X rated versions that have appeared over the years.
Like to tell you 'bout my babyYou know she comes round Just 'bout five feet fourFrom her head to the ground Well she comes around hereJust about midnight She makes me feel so good Lord Makes me feel alright. Her name is G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria, Gloria, Gloria ...
Yeah, she comes around hereJust about midnight Makes me feel so good Lord Makes me feel alright Walkin' down my street Comes up to my house She knocks upon me door Makes me feel alright. Her name is G-L-O-R-I-AGloria, Gloria, Gloria