22 Puget Sound(Gillan,McCoy,Torme,Towns,Underwood)
From the Gillan album 'Mr. Universe'
In the early '60s I made a trip to America with my mother and sister. We flew from London to New York and then took a Greyhound bus to Spokane. We each had a $99 touring ticket, which allowed for three months of travel by bus anywhere in the U.S.A.
Somewhere along the line a girl got on board. I joined her in the back of the bus where we were alone for much of the journey west. We were going to spend the summer (6 weeks) with my Aunt who lived in Tacoma, Washington, and the girl was moving permanently to the Seattle area.
When it was time to go home, there she was at the bus station, with a ticket; and we employed the next four days or so heading back east, and improving a technique which had begun so clumsily on the way out.
Puget Sound was where I spent some of the intervening time.
I remember the bus just the Greyhound and us
Moving over your knee was new territory
I can feel you I can see
Lying there like a pearl oh my Ithica girl
I can feel you gentle sea
There was nothing to say we just shivered all day
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