I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar

Studio CD: I, Jonathan, Surrender To Jonathan
Compilation: Action Packed, Vampire Girl
DVD: Take Me To The Plaza
Other: Conan O'Brien 1993, The Bridge School Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition
Radio Bootleg: Shoreline 1998 (1), Shoreline 1998 (2), Tragarn
Live Bootleg: The Birchmore, The Paradise, Nuremberg, The Milky Way, The Knitting Factory 1997 (2), Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory 1997 (1), Kyoto, Irving Plaza, The Knitting Factory 1999, Bowery Ballroom 2000, Central Park Summerstage 2000, Cafe de la Danse 2000, Cafe de la Danse 2003, Verbano Park, Echo Lounge, Flying Monkey Arts, Night and Day Cafe, Hansa 39, Bowery Ballroom 2009, The Deaf Institute, Williamsburg Music Hall, Jack Rabbits, Chapel Hill 2011, Unitarian Church Basement, The Bishop
I, Jonathan

Chords

Dm                                                  Am Gm
Well I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
                                       Dm
And that night club bar was a little uptight
                                      Am
Yeah, I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
         Gm                                            Dm
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
        Dm                 Am          Dm
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Dm                Am          Gm Am Dm
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


Am                       Gm
Well I was dancing in the lesbian bar
Am
In the industrial zone
             Gm
I was dancing with my friends
Am
And dancing alone
        Dm
Well the first bar things were all right
      Am
But in this bar, things were Friday night
      Gm
In the first bar things were just all right
Dm
This bar things were Friday night
   Am                 Gm          Am
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


    Am                   Gm
Well I was dancing in the lesbian bar
Am
Way downtown
              Gm
I was there to check the scene
Am
And hang around
        Dm
Well the first bar things were stop and stare
      Am
But in this bar things were laissez faire
      Gm
In the first bar things were stop and stare
  Dm
In this bar things were laissez faire
   Am                 Gm          Am
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


Dm
In the first bar folks were drinking sips
      Am
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
      Gm
In the first bar they were drinking sips
  Dm
In this bar they could shake their hips
   Am                 Gm          Am
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


Am                Gm          Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


Dm
Well in the first bar, things were okay
      Am
But in this bar things were more my way
      Gm
In the first bar things were just okay
  Dm
In this bar things were done my way
   Am                 Gm          Am
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


Dm
Well in the first bar things were controlled
      Am
But in this bar things were rock and roll
      Gm
In the first bar things were so controlled
  Am
In this bar things were way way bold
   Am                 Gm          Am
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Chords (alternate version)

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Song title:       I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar
Original Album:	  I, Jonathan

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright © 1992 Rockin' Leprechaun Music
Published by Rockin' Leprechaun Music

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


Intro:  Dm

           (Dm)                                     Dm - Gm
Well I was dancing at a night-club one Friday night
(Gm)                                   Dm
And that night-club bar was a little uptight
                                       Am
Yeah, I was dancing all alone a little self-conscious
          Gm
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing, come with us"


Chorus:
          Dm                 Am              Dm
And soon, I was dancing in a lesbian bar, ah ooh
                   Am                 Dm
I was dancing in a lesbian bar, oh oh oh


Guitar:  [Am  G  Am]   [x2]


Verse:
     Am                  G           Am
Well they took me to the lesbian bar    in the industrial zone
Am            G               Am
I was dancing with my friends    and dancing alone

         Dm
Well the first bar things were alright
       Am
But in this bar, things were Friday night
       Em
In the first bar things were just alright
Dm
This bar things were Friday night


Chorus:
    Am                 G               Am
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar, ah ooh
Am                 G            Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar, oh oh oh


Verse:
Well I was dancing in the lesbian bar, way downtown
I was there to check the scene and hang around

Well, the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez-faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez-faire


[Repeat CHORUS]


Guitar:  [Am  G  Am]   [x2]


       Dm
In the first bar folks were drinking sips
       Am
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
       Em
In the first bar they were drinking sips
   Dm
In this bar they could shake their hips


Chorus:
    Am                 G            Am
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar, oh oh
Am                 G            Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar, oh oh oh

Am                 G            Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar, oh oh
Am                 G                  Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar, oh oh oh


Well, in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were done my way


[Repeat CHORUS]


Well, in the first bar, things were so controlled
But in this bar things were rock-and-roll
In the first bar, things were so controlled
In this bar things were way way bold


[Repeat CHORUS]


Chords:
Dm    557765
Am    577555
Gm    355333
G     355433
Em    779987

Chordpro

[Dm] Well I was dancing at a night club one Friday night [Am][Gm]
And that night club bar was a little up[Dm]tight
Yeah, I was dancing all alone a little [Am] self conscious
When some [Gm] kids came up and said, "for dancing come with [Dm] us"
And soon [Dm] I was dancing in a [Am] lesbian bar [Dm] oh oh
[Dm] I was dancing in a [Am] lesbian bar [Gm] oh [Am] oh [Dm] oh

(Guitar)

[Am] Well I was dancing in the [Gm] lesbian bar
[Am] In the industrial zone
I was dancing [Gm] with my friends
[Am] And dancing alone
Well the [Dm] first bar things were alright
But in [Am] this bar, things were Friday night
In the [Gm] first bar things were just alright
[Dm] This bar things were Friday night
And [Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

Well [Am] I was dancing in the [Gm] lesbian bar
[Am] Way downtown
I was there to [Gm] check the scene
[Am] And hang around
Well the [Dm] first bar things were stop and stare
But in [Am] this bar things were laissez faire
In the [Gm] first bar things were stop and stare
In [Dm] this bar things were laissez faire
And [Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

[Dm] In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in [Am] this bar they could shake their hips,
In the [Gm] first bar they were drinking sips
In [Dm] this bar they could shake their hips
And [Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

(Guitar)

[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

[Dm] Well in the first bar, things were okay
But in [Am] this bar things were more my way
In the [Gm] first bar things were just okay
In [Dm] this bar things were done my way
And [Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

[Dm] Well in the first bar things were controlled
But in [Am] this bar things were rock and roll
In the [Gm] first bar things were so controlled
In [Am] this bar things were way way bold
And [Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

Lyrics

Well I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Yeah, I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well I was dancing in the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
I was dancing with my friends
And dancing alone
Well the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
This bar things were Friday night
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well I was dancing in the lesbian bar
Way downtown
I was there to check the scene
And hang around
Well the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were done my way
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar things were controlled
But in this bar things were rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were way way bold
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Surrender To Jonathan

Chords

Dm                                                  Am Gm
Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
                                      Dm
And that night club bar was a little uptight
                                Am
I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
         Gm                                            Dm
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
        Dm                 Am          Dm
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Dm                Am          Gm Am Dm
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh



Ready? let's go!


Am                      Gm
Well they took me to the lesbian bar
Am
In the industrial zone
               Gm
They took me to dance with them
Am
Or dance alone
        Dm
Well the first bar things were all right
      Am
But in this bar, things were Friday night
      Gm
In the first bar things were just all right
Dm
This bar things were Friday night
Am                Gm          Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


Am                 Gm
They took me to the lesbian bar
Am
Way downtown
               Gm
They took me to check the scene
Am
Or hang around
        Dm
Well the first bar things were stop and stare
      Am
But in this bar things were laissez faire
      Gm
In the first bar things were stop and stare
  Dm
In this bar things were laissez faire
Am                Gm          Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


Dm   
Well in the first bar things were so controlled
      Am
But in this bar things were more rock and roll
      Gm
In the first bar things were so controlled
  Am
In this bar things were rock and roll
Am                Gm          Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


Dm 
Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
      Am
But in  this bar they could shake their hips,
      Gm
In the first bar they were drinking sips
  Dm
In this bar they could shake their hips
Am                Gm          Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh


     Dm
Yeah, in the first bar, things were okay
      Am
But in this bar things done my way
      Gm
In the first bar things were just okay
  Dm
In this bar things were done my way
Am                Gm          Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
Am                Gm          Dm Gm Am
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Chordpro

[Dm] Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night [Am][Gm]
And that night club bar was a little up[Dm]tight
I was dancing all alone a little [Am] self conscious
When some [Gm] kids came up and said, "for dancing come with [Dm] us"
And soon [Dm] I was dancing in a [Am] lesbian bar [Dm] oh oh
[Dm] I was dancing in a [Am] lesbian bar [Gm] oh [Am] oh [Dm] oh

Ready? let's go!

Guitar

[Am] Well they took me to the [Gm] lesbian bar
[Am] In the industrial zone
They took me to [Gm] dance with them
[Am] or dance alone
Well the [Dm] first bar things were alright
But in [Am] this bar, things were Friday night
In the [Gm] first bar things were just alright
[Dm] This bar things were Friday night
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

[Am] They took me to the [Gm] lesbian bar
[Am] Way downtown
They took me to [Gm] check the scene
[Am] or hang around
Well the [Dm] first bar things were stop and stare
But in [Am] this bar things were laissez faire
In the [Gm] first bar things were stop and stare
In [Dm] this bar things were laissez faire
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

Guitar

[Dm] Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in [Am] this bar things were more rock and roll
In the [Gm] first bar things were so controlled
In [Am] this bar things were rock and roll
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

(Guitar)

[Dm] Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in [Am] this bar they could shake their hips,
In the [Gm] first bar they were drinking sips
In [Dm] this bar they could shake their hips
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

Yeah, [Dm] in the first bar, things were okay
But in [Am] this bar things done my way
In the [Gm] first bar things were just okay
In [Dm] this bar things were done my way
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Am] oh oh
[Am] I was dancing in a [Gm] lesbian bar [Dm] oh [Gm] oh [Am] oh

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Ready? let's go!

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
This bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Yeah, in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things done my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were done my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Take Me To The Plaza

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And the night club bar was a little uptight
So I was there dancing all alone feeling a little bit self conscious
When some kids I didn't know came up and said, "you want atmosphere for dancing?" I said "yeah" they said "then come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well let's go!

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were just more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar well they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Guitar

In the first bar, things were so controlled
But in this bar things were just more rock n roll
In the first bar things so controlled
In this bar things were more rock n roll
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Conan O'Brien 1993

Lyrics

[Thank you
Thank you everybody
Thank you everybody
What I'm going to do is tell you a song
That is a true story
It happened to me about
When I was playing there
About a year and a half ago
And this is what happened]

I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
[It was]
I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "Jonathan, for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Guitar

Well
They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well the first bar, it was all right
But in this bar, well, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[That's right, guitar]

All right

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
And hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

The Bridge School Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "Jonathan, for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
In the first bar things were all right
But in this bar things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
But in this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were lassez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Shoreline 1998 (1)

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "Jonathan, for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
But in this bar things were done more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Thank you everyone]

Shoreline 1998 (2)

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar is a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Yeah

Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Oh I forgot the guitar solo]

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Tragarn

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And the night club bar was a little uptight
I was dancing there all alone feeling a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said "Jonathan, for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar well they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Tommy! Tell 'em!]

In the first bar, things were ok
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar, things were just ok
But in this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

The Birchmore

Lyrics

Well I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar, it was a little uptight
Yeah I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And then I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Yeah

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
And dance alone
Well the first bar things was all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
I was there to check the scene
And hang around
Well the first bar was okay
But this bar was more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Guitar one more time]

Well the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were way way bold
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

The Paradise

Lyrics

I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
So I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing Jonathan, come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

I was dancing in a lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
And dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
And I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
And hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Guitar

Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were way way bold
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well, in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Nuremberg

Lyrics

I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Guitar

That's right

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
And dance alone
In the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Guitar

[Back to guitar]

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
And hang around
In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar things were controlled
But in this bar things were rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock n roll
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar

[One more I think]

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were done my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

The Milky Way

Lyrics

I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Ready? let's go!

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In This bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well
They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Like this]

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were done my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar things were all soul???
But in this bar things were rock and roll
In the first bar things were ???
In this bar things were rockin there
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

The Knitting Factory 1997 (2)

Lyrics

I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing, well, come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Are you ready?]

Well now they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were just more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
Well in this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Yeah

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were just more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
Well in this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were just more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Yeah

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Guitar]

In the first bar, I guess things were okay
But it was in this bar that things were actually more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar, things were all right
But in this bar things were just more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Mercury Lounge

Lyrics

I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone

Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around

Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were just more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Break it down]

In the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were much more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock n roll
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

The Knitting Factory 1997 (1)

Lyrics

[Thank you very much]

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well then I was dancing all alone a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Are you ready?]

Well

[???]

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar, I guess things were all right
But in this bar things were much more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
In the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were just more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[You keep the beat, I'll play guitar]

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were a bit more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were much more bold
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Kyoto

Lyrics

I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

???

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Irving Plaza

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a nightclub
One Friday night
Except that nightclub bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone, a little self-conscious (I admit it)
When some kids came up and said ' for dancing, come with us'

And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

[If you like a little dance, give me a beat See, that warms up the atmosphere And I like that]

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
In the first part things were all right
But in this bar things were just more Friday night
In the first part things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night

I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first part things were okay
But in this bar things were just plain more my way
In the first part things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way

I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Guitar

In the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez-faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were more laissez-faire

I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first floor folks were just drinking sips
But in this bar well they could shake their hips
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips

I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

The Knitting Factory 1999

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Ready? let's go!

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were just more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Guitar

[You gonna play like that, I'm gonna dance more]

Well, in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were just more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Bowery Ballroom 2000

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well, I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well let's go

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or to dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In This bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could more shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Well at first it was just like girl lesbians dancing in the lesbian bar, it was like a lesbian bar, but then the gay bar opened 2 am that bar closed so like the gay guys came and they started dancing and it was like this A lot of the women before that were dancing some were like really shaking and some were going kinda like swaying most times like that They had a different kind of scene Then at 2 AM everyone started flirting with everyone and it was hard to tell who was who and which was which

Of course that's Tommy on the drums]

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were just more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
Well in this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar things were controlled
But in this bar things were rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were way way bold
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Central Park Summerstage 2000

Chords

Well I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight

(Oh it looks like it's going to start to rain, we're gonna cut our set short so you'll at least get a chance to hear some Randy ok? You wanna hear Randy?  I wanna be fair  If it starts to rain and you gotta hear everyone, He's playing too)

And I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well let's go

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were just more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
This bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

???

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this other bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire

(In the first bar they were dancing more like this
In the other bar it was more like this, that kind of thing)

In the first bar, things were okay
But in the other bar things were just more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were just my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar, one more guitar thing

Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh
Cafe de la Danse 2000

Lyrics

Well I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well, I was dancing all alone a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing, come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were just more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

[[Something in French]]

Well, in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar things were so controlled
But in this other bar things were just more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were more rock and roll
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Cafe de la Danse 2003

Lyrics

Well I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Yeah, I was dancing all alone a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for ???[[in French]] come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Yeah

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were just more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
This bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh
Yeah

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
And I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

???

Things were ok
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Verbano Park

Lyrics

[[Speaking in Italian]]

[Do you hear me ok?]

[[Speaking in Italian]]

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
I was dancing all alone a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Guitar

[Tommy Larkins]

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Notes

Echo Lounge

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
I was dancing all alone feeling a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, Jonathan, you want atmosphere for dancin? I said, immediately and they said, then come with us
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Let's go

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were lassez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Flying Monkey Arts

Lyrics

Well I was dancing at a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well, I was dancing all alone feeling a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing, (do want atmosphere? I said yeah they said) then come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Let's go

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In This bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were just more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were lassez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were just more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar they were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Night and Day Cafe

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well, I was dancing all alone feeling a little self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing atmosphere come with us"
And soon I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Yeah

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Cause in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in the lesbian bar

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh oh

Hansa 39

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone feeling a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In This bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar things were more rock and roll
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar things were rock and roll
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were just more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Bowery Ballroom 2009

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And the night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was there dancing all alone trying to start up something but feeling a little self conscious
When some kids I didn't know came up and said,
"Jonathan, you want atmosphere for dancing?"
I said "Yeah"
They said "then come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

The Deaf Institute

Lyrics

I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
I was standing there trying to dance but all alone
Feeling a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "for atmosphere for dancing come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Yeah]

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
In the first bar things were more stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh [that's right]
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[This is starting to sound like that song by the Doobie Brothers
???]

In the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Notes

Williamsburg Music Hall

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
I was dancing there all alone, in the bar, feeling not a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up
Said, "Jonathan, you want atmosphere for dancing?"
I said "yeah"
They said "then right away, come with us"
Let's go ???
And then I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
In the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Jack Rabbits

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
So I was dancing all alone feeling a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up, that I didn't know,

[In fact, when I say that
This happened in Las Vegas quite a while ago
And like not at one of those big clubs on like, you know
Caesar's Palace it was this little college punk rock kind of place I was playing
Before I even knew Tommy
It was 1756 and
It was just invented
That's when Ben Franklin just had that key in the little thing
With the electricity happening
It was, well anyway
And I didn't know these kids
And one of them, we were playing the other week in Texas
We started here
And getting Texas lots
And Texas is cool
And one of these
After the show
At this place called the Cactus Cafe
A guy came up and said
Remember me, my name is George
I'm one of those guys when there was about
Two boys, and two girls
They were boys and girls then but
That was about
He said I was one of those people who
Invited you to the lesbian bar
I said 'all right!']

And then
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in the lesbian bar oh oh

[And now we can ???]

Yeah

Well they took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Yeah

Well
They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[One more thing]

[It got late at night at the lesbian bar
When I showed up with those kids
I didn't know it was probably midnight
By this time now it was about three thirty AM
There at the lesbian bar there was a gay bar next door
Which unloaded into the lesbian bar
When they closed at two
So now it was for all kinds of people there
And everyone started to blur the distinctions between every type of sexuality
And people were just, it was almost four
Everyone was tired at four o'clock
No one thought who was what
Everyone was just dancing and flirting with everyone
More or less]

[Then the Johnson's wax guy came on the big wax machine
To get everybody out of there
On the little thing that you ride around the place
Make a lot of noise, except all the bass from the bass speakers
Was so loud you couldn't even hear him anyway
So everyone said 'stay'
There was about fourteen people left, it was getting cold in there
They left all the doors open
To get you out of there
4:15 or 4:20 AM]

Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Chapel Hill 2011

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone feeling a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "Jonathan, you look like you want atmosphere for dancing"
I said "yeah"
They said "well come with us"

And soon
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone

They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown

They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Unitarian Church Basement

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was there dancing all alone feeling not a little bit self conscious
When some kids I didn't know came up and said, "do you want good atmosphere for dancing?"
I said "yeah"
They said "then come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Let's go!

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

Tommy Larkins!

[Don't watch me, I'm setting an example for us all!]

In the first bar, things were okay
But in this bar things more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Good night]

The Bishop

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
And that night club bar was a little uptight
And I was there dancing all alone feeling a little but self conscious
When some kids I didn't know came up and said, "Jonathan, you need atmosphere for dancing?"
I said "yeah"
They said "then come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[[Seems to be talking off mic while Tommy does a drum solo]]

They took me
They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

[Ok, don't ??? me]
[[More off mic talking]]

Well

[Let's come back to this one]

The Bishop (second one)

Lyrics

Well I was dancing in a night club one Friday night
[Let's try again]
And that night club bar was a little uptight
Well I was dancing all alone feeling a little bit self conscious
When some kids came up and said, "Jonathan, you want atmosphere for dancing?"
I said "yeah"
They said "then come with us"
And soon I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
In the industrial zone
They took me to dance with them
Or dance alone
Well in the first bar things were all right
But in this bar, things were more Friday night
In the first bar things were just all right
In this bar things were Friday night
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

They took me to the lesbian bar
Way downtown
They took me to check the scene
Or hang around
Well in the first bar things were stop and stare
But in this bar things were more laissez faire
In the first bar things were stop and stare
In this bar things were laissez faire
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

In the first bar folks were drinking sips
But in this bar they could shake their hips,
In the first bar they were drinking sips
In this bar they could shake their hips
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh

Now it's four AM in the lesbian bar

And there's about fourteen or sixteen people left in the, in the place
???

[About two AM, they gay bar next door unloaded
It was closing
So all the gay guys came in
And a bunch of all different kinds of people
Were surrounding us ???
In fact four AM
It was just a place
With all different people there
And no one took any mind of anything that happened there]

Well in the first bar things were so controlled
But in this bar ???
In the first bar things were so controlled
In this bar ???

In the first bar most things were okay
But in this bar things were more my way
In the first bar things were just okay
In this bar things were more my way
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh
I was dancing in a lesbian bar oh oh oh

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