I was going to write a post all about going to Galveston with my sister but I thought I'd just "Borrow" her post instead!!

Many years ago, more than I care to remember, my mum had 7" (45 rpm) vinyl record of Galveston by Glen Campbell.  I loved it and played it on an almost continual loop (remember when you could leave the arm up on a record player and the record would play on repeat?).
I probably drove my parents mad.
  Never in my wild imagination did I ever expect to visit Galveston, Texas.
 Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin',
I still see her dark eyes glowin'.
She was 21 when I left Galveston.
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing'
While I watch the cannons flashing.
I clean my gun and dream of Galveston.
I still see her standing by the water,
Standing there lookin' out to sea.
And is she waiting there for me?
On the beach where we used to run.
Galveston, oh Galveston, I am so afraid of dying
Before I dry the tears she's crying.
Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun
At Galveston, at Galveston.

Galveston, I'll be back in the summertime and will be bringing my bathers.

And there you have it.


  1. It has been fun having you & Ruth blog side by side each day, same adventure, different tales. Wishing both your families a wonderful dual New Year's Eve celebration & all the best in 2015.

  2. Oh yes, I remember how to keep the same record on a loop - must be how I remember nearly all the words to all the songs I loved! Great photos, and I love that sign about the 'unique body proportions'!

  3. I was singing along to the words on this post - I remember that song well, as my parents had it too ;)


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