Girl (St Louis Union)

16 FEBRUARY 1966


‘Girl’ by the Manchester freakbeat band 'St Louis Union' reached its peak UK chart position of #11. This was yet another cover of a song from the late-1965 Beatles' album ‘Rubber Soul’.

Short-lived mod band the Truth also released their version of this song during this month, taking it to #27 in the UK in March 1966. So not only are there two versions of the Beatles' ‘Michelle’ in the UK charts this month, there are two versions of ‘Girl’ as well. As with the 'Michelle' covers, these were largely uninspired recordings that added nothing to the originals and would probably have sunk without a trace if not for the Beatles connection.

Girl (St Louis Union)

'Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry
Still, you don't regret a single day

Ah, girl, girl, girl

When I think of all the times I tried so hard to leave her
She will turn to me and start to cry
And she promises the earth to me and I believe her
After all this time I don't know why

Ah, girl, girl, girl

She's the kind of girl who puts you down
When friends are there,
You feel a fool
When you say she's looking good
She acts as if it's understood.
She's cool, ooh, ooh, ooh

Ah, girl, girl, girl

Was she told when she was young that pain would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back to earn his day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he's dead?

Ah, girl, girl, girl'

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