Young Girl peaked at no 2 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 22 May 1968.
‘Young Girl’ is sung from the point of view of a man who has become distressed upon finding out that the girl he is with, contrary to the first impression she had made upon him, is actually younger than the legal age of consent. He is asking her to leave before things go any further: “Get out of here / before I have the time / to change my mind / ’cause I’m afraid we’ll go too far.”
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Girl_(song)
The band wore American Civil War uniforms and gave themselves military ranks, from General Puckett down to Privates Whitbread (the drummer) and Withem (the keyboardist). This was to tie in with the fact that they had taken their name from the site of a famous Civil War battle.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/gary-puckett-the-union-gap/young-girl
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