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Ain't Got No / I Got Life
1968 Gal MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni
A medley from Hair, subtitled The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, a musical about hippies. It was written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni (lyrics), and Gal MacDermot (music). It premiered off-Broadway as the inaugural perfomance of the Public Theater, on October 17, 1967, and moved to the Biltmore Theater on Broadway on April 29, 1968 where it stayed for 1472 performances.
It opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London on 27 September 1968, continuing for 1998 performances until closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973. It went on to stage productions across the world and continues to be performed today. A movie version of Hair was directed by Milos Forman in 1979.
-From Wikipedia

Recording sessions
1968 May 13: New York RCA Studios
edited version with applause added
I ain't got no home ain't got no shoes ain't got no money
Ain't got no class ain't got no skirts ain't got no sweater
Ain't got no perfume ain't got no bed ain't got no mind
 
original undubbed studio version
I ain't got no home ain't got no shoes ain't got no money
Ain't got no class ain't got no skirts ain't got no sweater
Ain't got no perfume ain't got no bed ain't got no mind
 
I ain't got no home ain't got no shoes ain't got no money
Ain't got no class ain't got no skirts ain't got no sweater
Ain't got no perfume ain't got no bed ain't got no mind
 
 
1968 May 13: New York RCA Studios alternate track
 
 
1968 June: London (UK) Granada TV
2008 [4:47] DVD 8 Live in '65 & '68 Reelin' in the Years 2.119014 (US)
 
 
1968 June 16: Montreux (CH) 2nd Jazz Festival
 
 
1968 June 24: New York
 
 
1968 June 24: New York alternate track
2006 [3:14] CD 8 Forever Young, Gifted & Black RCA Victor (US)
 
 
1969 April: München (DE) TV show
 
 
1969 April: Paris (FR) Olympia
 
 
1969 April 26: Berkeley (US-CA) 3th Annual UC Jazz Festival
 
 
1969 July 27-28: Antibes (FR) 10th Jazz á Juan Festival
 
1969 August 17: New York - Harlem Cultural Festival
2005 [4:20] DVD 7 The Soul of RCA/Legacy 82876 71973 2 (US)
 
 
1969 October 26: New York Philarmonic Hall
Ain't got no home ain't got no shoes ain't got no money
Ain't got no friends ain't got no schooling got no work
No job no money no mind
 
 
1969 November 3: Roma (IT) Teatro Sistina
 
 
1969: Roma (IT)
 
 
1977 December 4: London (UK) Theatre Royal Drury Lane (evening)
 
 
1980 July 18: Montreal (CA) Place Des Arts Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Lucky Wedgestone and Tony Armstrong please my musicians
What key what key

Ain't got no home ain't got no shoes ain't got no money
Ain't got no class ain't got no frush ain't got no skirts
Ain't got no sweaters ain't got no blooms ain't got no mind
Ain't got no work ain't got no home ain't got no country
Ain't got no shoes ain't got no money ain't got no wine
Ain't got no music ain't got no time ain't got no love

I ain't got no uncles ain't got no aunts ain't got no father
Ain't got no mother ain't got no cousins ain't got no friends
Ain't got no nothing ain't got no mind ain't got no heart
I ain't got no food ain't got no wine ain't got no nothing
Ain't got no God ain't got no country ain't got no friends
Ain't got no nothing I'm all alone all by myself yeah

I ain't got no friends ain't got no culture ain't got no God
Ain't got no schooling ain't got no time ain't got no friends
Ain't got no money ain't got no time ain't got no God

But there is something I've got oh oh something I've got
There is something I've got nobody can take away

I got my hair on my head got my brains got my ears
Got my eyes got my nose got my mouth I got my smile
I got my tongue got my chin got my neck got my breast
Got my heart got my soul got my back I got my sex
I've got my arms my legs my fingers my toes my feet
My toes and my liver I've got my blood
I got life I've got life
I've got headaches and toothaches and bad times too like you

I got my hair on my head my eyes and my ears
My eyes and my nose and my mouth I got my smile
I got my tongue my chin my neck my boobies
My heart my soul and my back I got my sex hey now
I got my arms my legs my fingers my ears
My heart my toes and my liver
I got my blood
I got life
I'm gonna keep it as long as I want it
I've got life
Yeah

I got my arms my hands my things and my legs
My brains and my ears and my mouth I got my smile
I got my tongue my chin neck my boobies
My heart and my soul and my mouth I got my sex yes Lord
I got my arms my legs my fingers my toes my feet my toes
And my liver got my blood
I got life
I'm gonna keep it as long as I want it
I got life

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1984 August 25: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
Thank you

Ain't got no home ain't got no shoes ain't got no money
 
 
1985 May 19: London (UK) Savoy Theatre
2002 DVD 11 A Nightingale Sang... Cascade 60008 (DE)
 
 
1987 August 26: Barcelona (ES) Àngel Casas Show, TV3
 
Unknown recording session
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