Magic Bus

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About Magic Bus

"Magic Bus" is a song recorded by British rock band the Who. It was written by their guitarist Pete Townshend during the time that their debut album My Generation was being recorded in 1965. However, it was not recorded until 1968, when it was released as a single in the United Kingdom on 18 September 1968. It has become one of the band's most popular songs and has been a concert staple, although when released, the record only reached number 26 in the UK and number 25 in the United States. The song was included on their 1968 album Magic Bus: The Who on Tour. The arrangement for "Magic Bus" uses a Latin percussion instrument known as claves, which are pairs of small wooden sticks that make a distinctive high pitched clicking noise when struck together. The Who previously used this same instrument on the song "Disguises", which was recorded in 1966. The song makes use of the Bo Diddley beat. 


Year:
1983
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Every day I get in the queue (Too much, the Magic Bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Your house is only another mile (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, it get's to much

Thrupence and sixpence every day, just to drive to my bay-bay, 
Thrupence and sixpence each day,
And I'll drive my baby every way. 

Thank you driver for getting me here, 
You'll be an inspector, have no fear

Every day I see the dust (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to the gig in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I don't want to cause no fuss (Too much, the Magic Bus)but can I buy your magic bus.
As I drive to the gig in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)

I want it
I want it
I want it
I want it.
You can't have it.
Nooooooooo!

Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much the the Magic Bus 
You know, I think this bus, is going to take me, to where I want to go
Get on board
Get on the Bus
Get on the bus
You got to get on that Bus
If you want to get to that gig..........
You got to get on that bus

You gotta pay
You got to pay me in cash
Ahhhh
You gotta pay me in cash
Give me a hundred
You know I won't take under
It' a Bus age wonder
You know this Bus goes
She goes 
She goes
She goes
She goes

(solo)

Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus
Too much, the Magic Bus

Now where I come from, every bus has two......... decks
The lower deck and the upper deck
You got to get up to the upper deck to see what's going on
To feel the sunshine


I don't care how much I pay (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I wanna drive to my baby in my Bus each day (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Every day you'll see the dust (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Because I drive to my baby in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)

Now I got 
Now I've got it
I got it, got it, 
I think I got it
I Think I got it

I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it
I want it, want it, want it, want it , I want it
I want it, I want it
I want it

That's magic
(I don't want it)
How do you do that?
(I don't want it)
How does he do that?
(I don't want it)
With one of those things
(I don't want it)

(harp solo)
You sure taste good Peter
(Guitar solo)

(inaudible)
I got to get off this bus.
Further, further, further, further, further, further....Shiva.

You know, I can't make this bus go faster
But I can make it go louder
I think I can make it go higher
Like one of those fancy jets

(more jamming)

Now I've got my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Now I've got my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Every day you'll see the dust (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to Hell in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to my gig in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to my baby in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to Jesus in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to my Heaven in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to Allah in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to Zarathustra in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I'll get there
I'll get there (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I'm gonna get there
Your gonna get there
Were all gonna get there

Now I got my Magic Bus
Thanks to you.

One day will fly

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Pete Townshend

Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and author, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who, as well as for his own solo career. His career with The Who spans more than 40 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s, and, according to Eddie Vedder, "possibly the greatest live band ever." more »

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