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Gina
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: Chan Kinchla

Gina, Gina
Don't you cry
Gina, Gina
Wonder why, I said wonder why

Gina, Gina
Dance all night
Gina, Gina
Feel all right

Gina, Gina
Can't you see
Gina, Gina
You're just free, I said you're just free

Well once upon a time
A long time ago
There was a rock'n'roll queen
We came to know
She kept on dancing
She'd dance till dawn
She'd dance till the people and the liquor were gone
She kept on dancing as the crowd grew large
When it came to grooving, you know, she was in charge
She still finds ways today to groove somehow
In fact she could be listening to this music right now


Gina, Gina
Don't you cry
Gina, Gina
Wonder why, I said wonder why

1990 Blues Traveler Music

First release: Blues Traveler
Released: 06/05/1990
Earliest time played: 07/03/1989
Last time played: 05/13/2013
Playing frequency:
  483 plays (see all shows)
  26.00% of shows in the database
  26.29% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  The real Gina saw her first show on July 4th, 1988 at Nightengale's. She fell in love immediately and began working as "band mom", going to nearly every gig through 1994. She hung up her touring belt soon thereafter and now works in the BT office.
  She can still be found on the road quite often today. A more complete recounting of her story can be found in the official FAQ. In short, Gina is the shit.

Other recordings of "Gina":
  Greene Street Dumps, 1990
  Roadshow, 1991
  Birmingham Alabama, April 1992, 1992
  Blues for the Mitten State, 1993
  Love and Greed, 1993
  When the Lights Go Down, 1994
  Jones for the Blues, 1994
  Run-Around, 1994
  Live From The Fall, 1996
  Travelogue: Blues Traveler Classics, 2002
  25, 2012


She kept on dancing
An old story has it that Gina was a dance student back in the day, when she stumbled upon Blues Traveler at the Nightingale.
She kept on dancing as the crowd grew large
Possibly referring to her status as one of the band's first fans - she continued to go to concerts, dancing and enjoying herself even as the band's popularity grew.
She still finds ways today to groove somehow/In fact she could be listening to this music right now
When performing this song live in early concerts, John would sing "She kept on dancing without a care/she kept on dancing, in fact she's right over there". The lyrics that are actually written in the booklet say "In fact she could be reading these liner notes right now".