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The Monkees


All The King's Horses

(Michael Nesmith)

Lead Vocal: Michael Nesmith
Background Vocal: Micky Dolenz
Guitar: James Burton, Al Casey,& Glen Campbell
Bass: Bob West
Drums: Hal Blaine & Jim Gordon
Percussion: Gary Coleman
Keyboards: Larry Knechtel
Arranged By: Donald Peake
Produced By: Michael Nesmith
Recorded At: RCA Studios, Hollywood
Date: June 25, 1966

This second official session and first produced by Nesmith involved arrangement by Donald Peake; guitarists James Burton, Glen Campbell, and Al Casey; Larry Knechtel on organ; Hal Blaine and Jim Gordon on drums; Gary Coleman on percussion; plus Robert West. Mike and Micky handled all vocals. "All The King's Horses" mysteriously remained unreleased on record until it was included on Rhino's Missing Links, Vol. 2, despite being featured on the television show in a different mix. The song dated back to 1963, and a version from that time, featuring Mike's old group, Mike, John & Bill, has been circulating. With the exception of an acoustic guitar rather than electric, this early version's arrangement is identical to The Monkees' version.

On CD:
The Monkees Music Box (2001), Rhino Records R2 76706
The Monkees (1994), Rhino Records R2 71790


Lyrics:

All the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.
I woke up this mornin' that this is what I found.
You had gone and left me,
Any you never even made a farewell sound.

All the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.
I asked my friends about you and this is what they said,
"She can live without you,
She's gonna find a man with money instead."

All the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.
Someday you will know, the meaning of a love that's true.
But when you find out I won't be around to share it with you.

All the king's horse and all the king's men
hey couldn't put my broken heart back together again.
ll the king's horse and all the king's men
They couldn't put my broken heart back together again.



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