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The Who - ''Magic Bus'' - Live at Leeds University 1970



Live at Leeds is the first live album by English rock band The Who. It was recorded at the University of Leeds Refectory on 14 February 1970, and is their only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.


This song is about a man who wants to buy the bus that he takes to get to his girlfriend every day, but the driver does not want to sell it.


This song is a staple of Who concerts and has been sung in many different versions.


A version nearly 8 minutes long can be found on the Live At Leeds album.



Lyrics



Every day I get in the queue (too much, Magic Bus)

To get on the bus that takes me to you (too much, Magic Bus)

I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile (too much, Magic Bus)

You house is only another mile (too much, Magic Bus)


Thank you, driver, for getting me here (too much, Magic Bus)

You'll be an inspector, have no fear (too much, Magic Bus)

I don't want to cause no fuss (too much, Magic Bus)

But can I buy your Magic Bus? (too much, Magic Bus)


I don't care how much I pay (too much, Magic Bus)

I want to drive my bus to my baby each day (too much, Magic Bus)


I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it (you can't have it)

Thruppence and sixpence every day

Just to drive to my baby

Thruppence and sixpence each day

'Cause I drive my baby every way


Magic bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus

Magic bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus

Magic bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus

Magic bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus


I said, now I've got my Magic Bus (too much, Magic Bus)

I said, now I've got my Magic Bus (too much, Magic Bus)

I drive my baby every way (too much, Magic Bus)

Each time I go a different way (too much, Magic Bus)


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

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


Every day you'll see the dust (too much, Magic Bus)

As I drive my baby in my Magic Bus (too much, Magic Bus)



Songwriters: Peter Townshend









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