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Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn,
& Jones, LTD.


Daydream Believer

(John Stewart)

Lead Vocals: Davy Jones
Backing Vocals: Micky Dolenz
Guitar: Michael Nesmith
Piano: Peter Tork
Bass: Chip Douglas
Percussion: Bill Martin
Drums: Eddie Hoh
Violen: Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Alex Murray, & Erno Neufeld
Trumpet: Pete Candoli, Al Porcino, & Manuel Stevens
Trombone: Richard Noel
Bass Trombone: Richard Leith & Philip Teelee
Arranged By: Shorty Rogers
Produced By: Chip Douglas
Recorded At: RCA Studios, Hollywood
Date: June 14 & August 9, 1967

"Daydream Believer" was recorded for Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones, LTD., but would not make the album. It did, however, become the group's fifth single A-side and would be released on the fifth album. In 1997, the group would remake this song as a part of their medley for a TV special. An instrumental version would also be included in the TV special.

On CD:
The Monkees Music Box (2001), Rhino Records R2 76706
The Birds, The Bees, and the Monkees (1994), Rhino Records R2 71794


Lyrics:

Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings.
The six o'clock alarm would never ring.
But it rings and I rise,
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes.
My shavin' razor's cold and it stings.

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.

You once thought of me
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be.
Oh, and our good times start and end
Without dollar one to spend.
But how much, baby, do we really need.

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.

[Instrumental interlude]

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
[Repeat and fade]



The Monkees (C) 2001. Rhino Records, Inc. All rights reserved.

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