Blues Magoos ( The ) - ONE BY ONE

First performance: 30/09/1967


Coverinfo

 
Bruce covered the song at least one time in september 1967 with the Castiles at the band’s second gig in the 'left foot' in Freehold. Only 26 minutes of the band’s 60-minute performance exists on the original master tape. The tape included 'one by one'. Keep in mind that only a small amount of setlists of the early years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more. One show, double bill, with The Castiles headlining. This was the band’s second gig at the club (see September 16). The 13-song mentioned setlist represents The Castiles’ complete performance at this show, in the correct song sequence. This was The Castiles’ final appearance at The Left Foot. Although having only opened in September 1967, The Left Foot’s popularity dropped dramatically in March 1968 when the larger, trendier Freehold Hullabaloo club opened nearby. The Left Foot closed for good in April 1968.
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

" One By One " was originally recorded by the Blues Magoos, taken from their 1966 debut album, Psychedelic Lollipop . It is one of the first records to have the word "psychedelic" on the sleeve. Their single “(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet” was their most successful effort. The band recorded five more albums with various lineups, none reaching the success of Psychedelic Lollipop.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Did you ever see a girl grow up before your eyes
Her girlish smile has turned to woman's sighs
And denim has turned to chiffon and lace
To adorn the beauty of a woman's face

That time goes by so very fast
(Time goes by so very fast)
And you know your younger years won't last
(Younger years, they won't last)
So take these childhood dreams as they come
Oh, and learn to live each day one by one

Oh, she could have been like any girl who lived next door
Or the one you played with a thousand times before
Well, you'd see her growing up before your eyes
And as time goes past you'll soon realize

That time goes by so very fast
(Time goes by so very fast)
And you know your younger years won't last
(Younger years, they won't last)
So take these childhood dreams as they come
Oh, and learn to live each day one by one

Oh, and learn to live each day one by one