Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Young Girl

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Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Young Girl

Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Young Girl

Sixties Pop Music

The song “Young Girl,” which was performed by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, was written by songwriter and producer Jerry Fuller (also known for writing “Travelin’ Man” and “It’s Up to You” for Ricky Nelson). The song was released as a sing in 1968 backed with “I’m Losing You.” It went to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Cash Box and the U.K. Singles Chart. The song was also on their 1968 album titled Young Girl. Personnel for the song were Gary Puckett (lead vocals, guitar), Kerry Chater (bass), Gary “Mutha” Withem (keyboards), Dwight Bemont (tenor Saxophone), and Paul Wheatbread (drums).

Gary Puckett and The Union Gap (originally credited as The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett) formed in San Diego, California, in 1967. Some of their big hits, besides “Young Girl,” include “Woman, Woman,” “Over You,” “Lady Willpower,” and “This Girl is a Woman Now.” Part of their stage persona was to wear U.S. Union Army-style Civil War uniforms. The band began to disband in 1969, and by 1970, Gary Puckett went on to pursue a solo career.

Here are the lyrics to “Young Girl” by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap:

“Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl
You’re much too young, girl

With all the charms of a woman
You’ve kept the secret of your youth
You led me to believe
You’re old enough
To give me Love
And now it hurts to know the truth

Whaoo-oh-oh
Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl
You’re much too young, girl

Beneath your perfume and make-up
You’re just a baby in disguise
And though you know
That it’s wrong to be
Alone with me
That come on look is in your eyes

Whaoo-oh-oh
Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl
You’re much too young, girl

So hurry home to your Mama
I’m sure she wonders where you are
Get out of here
Before I have the time T
o change my mind
‘Cause I’m afraid we’ll go too far

Whaoo-oh-oh
Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl
You’re much too young, girl

Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl
You’re much too young, girl”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ commercial free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Young Girl” by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap.

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