Twenty-four Hours From Tulsa: Gene Pitney (and others…)

I am afraid it is rather hard not to send up this song. We were very naughty, rather mocking schoolgirls when it came out and we would roll our eyes and practise our tremolo…


Dearest darlin I had to write to say that I won’t be home anymore
cos somethin happened to me while I was driving home
and I’m not the same anymore

Oh I was only 24 hours from Tulsa
ah only one day away from your arms

I saw a welcoming light and stopped to rest for the night
and that is when I saw her
as I pulled in outside of a small motel
she was there and so I walked up to her
asked where I could get something to eat and she showed me where

Oh I was only 24 hours from Tulsa
ah only one day away from your arms

She took me to a cafe I asked her if she would stay
She said okay

Oh I was only 24 hours from Tulsa
ah only one day away from your arms

Oh the jukebox started to play
and night time turned into day as we were dancing closely
all of a sudden I lost control as I held her charms
and I caressed her, kissed her
told her I’d die before I let her out of my arms

Oh I was only 24 hours from Tulsa
ah only one day away from your arms

I hate to do this to you
but I love somebody new
what can I do
and I can never never never go home again

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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One Response to Twenty-four Hours From Tulsa: Gene Pitney (and others…)

  1. Joyce says:

    This was the first record I ever bought.

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