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The Monkees


Gonna Buy Me a Dog

(Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart)

Lead Vocals: Micky Dolenz & Davy Jones
Guitars: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, & Louie Shelton
Bass: Larry Taylor
Drums: Billy Lewis
Organ: Bobby Hart
Produced By: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Recorded At: RCA Studio #1, Hollywood
Date: July 23, 1966

This session featured The Candy Store Prophets as well as Wayne Erwin and Louie Shelton. Micky and Davy both sang and joked on this new version of "Gonna Buy Me A Dog". Also, a straight version of "Gonna Buy Me A Dog" was recorded but never released.

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


Lyrics:

(Davy's lines in parenthesis)

You know my girl just called me up
And she woke me from my sleep
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?)
'Cause I need a friend now.
(Say, you need all the friends you can get)
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.

She used to bring me my newspaper.
(Cause you didn't know where it was at)
'Cause she knew where it was at.
She used to keep me so contented.
But I can teach a dog to do that.
(Maybe elephants)
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
'Cause I need a friend now
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
(Dog)
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
(how) how (how)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7 hike!
(hike! I was a little late on that one.
I just got back from playing cards with the natives.)
Zulus?
(No I usually one, ha ha.)
I could use a drink of water.
(Why, you thirsty?)
No, I want to see if my neck leeks.
I wanna buy a racoon like John's.
(35 bucks.)
Where do I come back in?

I'm gonna buy me a dog,
(dog!) Um, yeah.
'Cause I need a friend now
(yeah, yeah)
Boom boom boo doop doop ramalama.
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
(how, how)
How now brown cow.

I'm gonna buy me a dog, yes sir.
If I was looking for a word to describe it, "dog" would be the world.
(dog?)
Defenately dog. I would come springing from my lips, dog.
(Ok, the song is over, could someone let us out? They're coming to take
us away, ha ha hee hee ho ho)



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