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The Monkees


Saturday's Child

(David Gates)

Lead Vocals: Micky Dolenz
Backup Vocals: Tommy Boyce
Guitars: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, & Louie Shelton
Bass: Larry Taylor
Drums: Billy Lewis
Tambourine: Gene Estes
Produced By: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, & Jack Kellar
Recorded At: RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood
Date: July 9, 1966

Boyce and Hart's second session, this time without Keller receiving production credit, once again featured only Micky and Davy. The Candy Store Prophets again provided most of the instrumentals with Boyce singing backup. Evidently, Tommy Boyce gave Peter Tork a try on lead vocals for "Saturday's Child" but erased the undesirable results.

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


Lyrics:

Monday had a sad child,
Always feeling lowdown.
Tuesday had a dream child,
She's always on the go.
Now I'm in love with... (Saturday's Child!)
Every time I take her out at night,
(She drives me wild!)
You wanna kiss her, hold her way up tight!
(Gonna spend my time!)
You can tell the future's lookin' bright!
(Makin' sure that Saturday's child is mine!)

If you love a Wednesday,
You'll 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 I hold her close, you'll see,
(She drives me wild!)
You can feel the thrill that's gonna be!
(Gonna spend my time!)
Now the future has a gaurantee!
(Makin' 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!
Oh!

[Guitar solo]

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

[repeat 8 bars 3 times then fade out]



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