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The Monkees


(Theme From) The Monkees (original)

(Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart)

Lead Vocals: Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce, & Micky Dolenz
Other personnel unknown
Recording information unknown
Date: Fall 1965

At the first scheduled recording session with Boyce and Hart, the four were to sing the theme song in unison. Instead, the group ended up in a wrestling match, so the session was called off. An early working version of the theme song including Boyce's and Hart's vocals is included as a bonus track on Rhino's CD of the debut album. The backing track of this take of the theme song was also used for the Italian version of the song, "Tema Dei Monkees", which was released on an Italian album in 1967. The song was later expanded by editing it with sections of the album version of the theme and issued as the Italian B-side of "Valleri".

On CD:
The Monkees (1994), Rhino Records R2 71790


Lyrics:

Here we come, walkin'
Down the street.
We get the funniest looks from
Every one 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 tryin' to be friendly,
Come and watch us sing and play,
We're the young gneration,
And we've got something to say.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees,
[repeat and fade]



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