Sunday, January 23, 2011

Song of the Week - Golf Girl by Caravan

Here is a UK band that I don't think was ever appreciated much in the US. Maybe there were just too many "progressive" British bands in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I'm not sure how I came to know of them. According to Wikipedia, they are still active today, with Pye Hastings, seen hear singing, still leading the band. They were known for clever album names, among them,

1970's If I'd Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You
1973's For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night, and of course,
1975's Cunning Stunts



Standing on a golf course dressed in PVC
I chanced upon a golf girl selling cups of tea
She asked me did I want one, asked me with a grin
For three pence you can buy one full right to the brim

So of course I had to have one – in fact I ordered three
So I could watch the golf girl, could see she fancied me
And later on the golf course after drinking tea
It started raining golf balls and she protected me

Her name was Pat
And we sat under a tree
She kissed me
We go for walks in fine weather
All together
On the golf course
We talk in morse

Standing on a golf course dressed in PVC
I chanced upon a golf girl selling cups of tea
She asked me did I want one, asked me with a grin
For three pence you can buy one full right to the brim

So of course I had to have one – in fact I ordered three
So I could watch the golf girl, could see she fancied me
And later on the golf course after drinking tea
It started raining golf balls and she protected me

Her name was Pat
And we sat under a tree
She kissed me

1 comment:

mmmrhubarb said...

I stumbled upon Caravan (and Camel, etc) a few years ago, and there are several great tracks hidden away in their discographies.