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The Monkees
Released 1966
Colgems
COM-101 (Mono)
COS-101 (Stereo)
COM-101 RE (Changed Papa Jean's Blues To Papa Gene's Blues)
COS-101 RE (Changed Papa Jean's Blues To Papa Gene's Blues)

(Theme From) The Monkees
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Here we come,
Walking down the street,
We get the funniest looks from
Everyone we meet.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees,
And people say we monkey around,
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down.
We're just trying to be friendly,
Come and watch us sing and play,
We're the young generation
And we've got something to say.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees,
And people say we monkey around,
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees...
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees...

I'll Be True To You
by Gerry Goffin & Russ Titleman
I'll be true to you, yes I will,
I'll be true to you, yes I will,
I won't look twice when the other girls go by,
I'll be true to you, yes I will.
Somehow, this time it's all so clear to me,
The way to go is easy to see,
My heart is sure you're the girl I've waited for,
And I'll be true to you, yes I will,
Yes, I will.
I used to be the kind who said that every girl's the same,
And love was just a game for having fun,
But when I looked at you I knew that I was wrong
And that I really could belong to only one.
I'll be true to you, yes I will,
Every dream that you have, I'll fulfill,
I never promised this to anyone before,
But, I'll be true to you, yes I will.
I'll be true to you, yes I will,
Every dream that you have, I'll fulfill,
I never promised this to anyone before,
But, I'll be true to you, yes I will,
Yes, I will,
Yes, I will.

I Can't Get Her Off My Mind
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
I've been standing on the corner all day,
Trying to think of little things to say,
'Cause she walks by every day about this time,
And I can't, I can't get her off of my mind.
I only met her about a week ago,
But, the way she smiled let me know
She could see that maybe we were two-of-a-kind,
And I can't, I can't get her off of my mind.
She's so pretty,
I couldn't believe she'd ever look-a my way,
Ah, but the way I'm feeling,
I'm gonna be stealing that little girl's heart today.
I'm so happy I could almost fly,
And I guess you know the reason why,
I'm walking down the street with her little hand in mine,
And I don't think I'll ever get her off of my mind.
SOLO
She's so pretty,
I couldn't believe she'd ever look my way,
Ah, but the way I'm feeling,
I'm gonna be stealing that little girl's heart today.
I'm so happy I could almost fly,
And I guess you know the reason why,
I'm walking down the street with her little hand in mine,
And I don't think I'll ever get her off of my mind.
And I don't think I'll ever get her off of my mind.
And I don't think I'll ever get her off of my mind.
And I don't think I'll ever get her off of my mind.

Last Train To Clarksville
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Take the last train to Clarksville,
And I'll meet you at the station,
You can be here by four-thirty,
'Cause I've made your reservation, don't be slow,
Oh, no, no, no,
Oh, no, no, no.
'Cause I'm leaving in the morning,
And I must see you again,
We'll have one more night together
'Til the morning brings my train and I must go,
Oh, no, no, no,
Oh, no, no, no,
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.
Take the last train to Clarksville,
I'll be waiting at the station,
We'll have time for coffee-flavored kisses,
And a bit of conversation, oh,
Oh, no, no, no,
Oh, no, no, no.
Da-da-da-da-da-da,
Take the last train to Clarksville,
Now, I must hang up the phone,
I can't hear you in this noisy railroad station,
All alone, I'm feeling low.
Oh, no, no, no,
Oh, no, no, no,
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.
Oh...
Take the last train to Clarksville,
And I'll meet you at the station,
You can be here by four-thirty,
'Cause I've made your reservation, don't be slow,
Oh, no, no, no,
Oh, no, no, no,
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.
Take the last train to Clarksville,
Take the last train to Clarksville,
Take the last train to Clarksville,
Take the last train to Clarksville.

I Don't Think You Know Me
by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
If you think I want the life you choose to live,
I don't think I want the love you've got to give,
If you think my goals could be so trivial and small,
Well, I don't think you know me at all.
Born between the covers of your fashion books,
You think you can make it, girl, on just your looks,
You could never bring me up, between us stands a wall,
No, I don't think you know me at all.
SOLO
Believing in the promise painted in your smile,
I've chased what I was running from, girl, all the while,
I've known you a hundred times in memories I recall,
Still/But, I don't think you know me at all,
I don't think you know me at all.

Take A Giant Step
by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Though you've played at love and lost,
And sorrow's turned your heart to frost,
I will melt your heart again.
Remember the feeling as a child
When you woke up and morning smiled?
It's time you felt like you did then.
There's just no percentage in remembering the past,
It's time you learned to live again at last.
Come with me, leave yesterday behind,
And take a giant step outside your mind.
You stare at me in disbelief,
Say for you there's no relief,
But, I swear I'll prove you wrong.
Don't sit in your lonely room
Just staring back in silent gloom,
That's not where you belong.
Come with me, I'll take you where the taste of life is green,
Each and every day holds wonders to be seen.
Come with me, leave yesterday behind,
And take a giant step outside your mind.
SOLO
Come with me, I'll take you where the taste of life is green,
Each and every day holds wonders to be seen.
Come with me, leave yesterday behind,
And take a giant step outside your mind.

Gonna Buy Me A Dog
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
You know my girl just called me up,
And she woke me from my sleep,

You should...
You should have heard the things she said,
You know she hurt my feelings deep.
I'm gonna buy me a dog
A dog?
A dog!
Why?
Why?
'Cause I need a friend now,
Babe, you need all the friends you can get, I'm telling you
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
Don't ruin my song, man, it's the only song I have!
It was already ruined before it was wrote!
Uh, where's the verse?...
She used to bring me my, my newspaper,
Here it is...
You don't even know where it's at
'Cause she knew where it was at,
She used to keep me so contented,
But, I can teach a dog to do that.
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
D: You couldn't teach a dog to do that, you can only train elephants.
'Cause I need a friend, now,
I need a friend, now...
Now!
Yeah!
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
A dog. Here, Rover, Fido, Spot...
A dog. Here boy!
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
One
Two
Three
Four-Six-Eight-Nine
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-Hike!
Hike?
Hike!
I was late on that one...
Oh, yeah...
I just got back from Africa, y'know?
I was playing cards with the natives...
Oh! Zulus?
No, I usually won, ha-ha
Gee...I wish I had a glass of water...
Why, are you thirsty?
No, I want to see if my neck leaks...
I'd buy a raccoon, but, John already has one...
35 bucks!
Where...where do I come in?
Get ready...
Get ready...Ah!
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
Dog...
A dog...Hmmm...
Yeah...
'Cause I need a friend, now,
Yeah-yeah
Yeah, boop-boop, sh-bop-bop, ram-a-lam
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
Try the next verse again...
What?
My girl, my girl don't love me no how.
How
Now brown cow...
How now, brown cow...I think I'm gonna buy me a dog, yessir!
I'm gonna buy me a dog!
If I was looking for a word to describe what I'm gonna buy,
I think dog would be the word.
Would it...would it be dog?
It would be dog..
Definitely dog...
It would come springing from my lips...dog...
Springing from...let's get out of here, c'mon...
Boing! Boing! Boing! It would be springing from my..
Is that it, Tommy? Can you turn it off, please?
Can someone open the door and let us out?
They're coming to take us away, ha-ha, hee-hee, ho-ho...
fade out...

Let's Dance On
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Let's dance on,
Whoa, baby, come on,
Let's dance on 'til the dawn,
Have fun 'til the music's all gone.
We've been dancin', nearly all night long,
Let's keep it up, baby, 'cause the music's still strong.
We're doin' the "pony", now you're doing the "jerk",
A-come on, baby, let me see how you work.
Let's dance on,
Whoa, baby, come on,
Let's dance on 'til the dawn,
Have fun 'til the music's all gone.
The way you're moving, girl, you look so fine,
Been doing the "shotgun", let me see you do the "twang",
Let's do the "watusi", and the "action", too,
Now hang on, baby, I'll do the "sloopy" with you.
Let's dance on,
Whoa, baby, come on,
Yeah, let's dance on 'til the dawn,
Have fun 'til the music's all gone.
SOLO
Let's dance on,
Whoa, baby, come on,
Let's dance on 'til the dawn,
Have fun 'til the music's all gone.
Uh-huh-huh-huh,
Uh-huh-huh-huh,
Uh-huh-huh-huh-huh,
Uh-huh-huh-huh,
Hey-hey-hey-hey,
Hey-hey-hey-hey,
Whoa-yeah-hey-hey,
Hey-hey-hey-hey,
Ahh-yeah-yeah.

Papa Gene's Blues
by Michael Nesmith
No heartaches felt, no longer lonely,
Nights of waiting finally won me
Happiness that's all rolled up in you,
And now, with you as inspiration,
I look toward a destination,
Sunny, bright that once before were blue.
I have no more than I did before,
But, now I've got all that I need,
For I love you and I know you love me.
So take my hand, I'll start my journey
Free from all the helpless worry
That besets a man when he's alone,
For strength is mine when we're together,
And with you I know I'll never
Have to pass the high road for the low.
I have no more than I did before,
But, now I've got all that I need,
For I love you and I know you love me.
Play, magic fingers!
SOLO
Yee-ha!
Ohhh, pick it, Luther!
I have no more than I did before,
But, now I've got all that I need,
For I love you and I know you love me,
Yes, I love you and I know you love me.

Saturday's Child
by David Gates
Monday had a sad child,
Always feeling lowdown,
Tuesday had a dream child,
She's always on the go
So, I'm in love with Saturday's child.
Every time you take her out at night
(She drives me wild)
You want to kiss and hold her way up tight,
(Gonna spend my time)
You can tell the future's looking bright.
(Making sure that Saturday's child is mine)
If you love a Wednesday,
You live your life apart now,
And if you love a Thursday,
She's gonna break your heart
So, I'm in love with Saturday's child.
Every time you hold her close you'll see
(She drives me wild)
You can feel the furor that's gonna be,
(Gonna spend my time)
Now the future has a guarantee.
(Making sure that Saturday's child is mine)
Seven days of the week made to choose from,
But, only one is right for me,
I know that Saturday's got what it takes, babe,
I can tell by the way she looks at me.
SOLO

Friday likes a good life,
She'll take you for a ride, now,
And Sunday makes a good wife,
She wants to be a bride
So, I'm in love with Saturday's child.
Every time you take her out at night
(She drives me wild)
You want to kiss and hold her way up tight
(Gonna spend my time)
You can tell the future's looking bright.
(Making sure that Saturday's child is mine)
(Saturday's child)
Every time you take her out at night
(She drives me wild)
You want to kiss and hold her way up tight
(Gonna spend my time)
You can tell the future's looking bright.
(Making sure that Saturday's child is mine)
(Saturday's child)

Sweet Young Thing
by Michael Nesmith, Gerry Goffin & Carole King
I know that something very strange has happened to my brain,
I'm either feeling very good or else I am insane.
The seeds of doubt you planted have started to grow wild
And I feel that I must yield before the wisdom of a child.
And it's love you bring,
No, that I can't deny.
And with your wings
I can learn to fly,
Sweet young thing.
People try to talk to me their words are ugly bounds.
But I resist all their attempts to try and bring me down.
Turned on to the sunset like I've never been before,
I listen for your footsteps and your knock upon the door.
And it's love you bring,
No, that I can't deny.
With your wings
I can learn to fly,
Sweet young thing.
SOLO
And it's love you bring
With dreams of bluer skies,
And the morning sings
When I see it in your eyes,
Sweet young thing.
Sweet young thing.

(Theme From) The Monkees
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Here we come,
Walking down the street,
We get the funniest looks from
Everyone we meet.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees,
And people say we monkey around,
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down.
We're just trying to be friendly,
Come and watch us sing and play,
We're the young generation
And we've got something to say.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees,
And people say we monkey around,
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees...
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees...

This Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
I guess I should have stayed in bed,
My pillow wrapped around my head,
Instead of waking up to find
A nightmare of a different kind,
She went away,
This just doesn't seem to be my day.
She didn't have to say a lot,
Her pretty eyes revealed a plot,
'Twas someone else she wanted more,
And so I walked her to the door,
What could I say?
This just doesn't seem to be my day.
My, oh my, (Oh my, oh my, oh my)
How sad am I, (How sad am I)
How I wish she would have stayed, (Wish she would have stayed)
This just doesn't seem to be my day.
My whole world is upside down,
She turned my smile into a frown,
It's such a pity the shape I'm in,
I must get on my feet again,
Can't stay this way,
This just doesn't seem to be my day.
My, oh my, (Oh my, oh my, oh my)
How sad am I, (How sad am I)
How I wish she would have stayed, (Wish she would have stayed)
This just doesn't seem to be my day.
I guess I should have stayed in bed,
My pillow wrapped around my head,
Instead of waking up to find
A nightmare of a different kind,
She went away,
This just doesn't seem to be my day.

Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
by Tommy Boyce & Steve Venet
Off mic and barely audible:
(Too much philosophy.)
I'm gonna pack up all the pain,
I been a-keepin' in my heart,
I'm gonna catch me the fastest train,
A-gonna make me a brand new start.
But that's okay,
Tomorrow's gonna be another day,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
And I don't care what you say,
Tomorrow's gonna be,
Tomorrow's gonna be,
Tomorrow's gonna be another day-ay-ay.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
They tell me there's a lot of fish,
A-swimmin' in the deep blue sea,
I'm gonna catch me a pretty one
And she'll be good to me.
But that's okay,
Tomorrow's gonna be another day,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
And I don't care what you say,
Tomorrow's gonna be,
Tomorrow's gonna be,
Tomorrow's gonna be another day-ay-ay.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
SOLO
I'm on my way,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Another day,
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Ow!
Well, I ain't gonna think about you,
'Cause it ain't no use no more,
I'm gonna make it fine without you,
Just like I did before,
I'm on my way,
Tomorrow's gonna be another day,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
And I don't care what you say,
Tomorrow's gonna be,
Tomorrow's gonna be,
Tomorrow's gonna be another day-ay-ay.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Another day,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Tomorrow's gonna be another day,
Tomorrow's gonna be another day.

I Wanna Be Free
by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
I wanna be free,
Like the bluebirds flying by me,
Like the waves out on the blue sea,
If your love has to tie me,
Don't try me, say good-bye.
I wanna be free,
Don't say you love me say you like me,
But, when I need you beside me,
Stay close enough to guide me,
Confide in me, whoa-oh-oh.
I wanna hold your hand,
Walk along the sand,
Laughing in the sun,
Always having fun.
Doing all those things
Without any strings to tie me down.
I wanna be free,
Like the warm September wind, babe,
Say you'll always be my friend, babe,
We can make it to the end, babe,
Again, babe, I've gotta say...
I wanna be free,
I wanna be free,
I wanna be free.

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