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Live 1967


Gonna Build a Mountain

(Bricusse/Newley)

Vocal: Davy Jones
Backed By: The Sundowners
Lead Guitar: Pom DeMieri
Rhythm Guitar: Eddie Placidi
Bass: Bobby Dick
Percussion: Eddie Brick
Keyboards & Drums: Kim Copli
Recorded In: Portland, Oregan
Date: August 26, 1967

Another example of Davy's new facination with "broadway rock," his solo number is an odd choice considering it's religious lyrics. He also sang this song as his solo spot during the 1968 mideast tour.

On CD:
Live 1967 (1987), Rhino Records RNCD 70139
Summer 1967: The Complete US Concert Recordings (2001), Rhino Handmade RHM2 7755


Lyrics:

I'm gonna build a mountain
From a little hill
I'm gonna build a mountain
Least I hope I will
I'm gonna build a mountain
I'm gonna build it high
I don't know how I'm gonna do it
Only know I'm gonna try

I'm gonna build a daydream
From a little hope
I'm gonna push the daydream
Up that mountain top
I'm gonna build a daydream
I'm gonna see it through
I'm gonna build a mountain and a daydream
I'm gonna make them both come true

I'm gonna build a heaven
And I will someday
And the lord sends Gabriel
To take me away
I want a fine young son
To take my place
I'll leave my son in my heaven
On earth with the good lord's grace

I want a fine young son
To take my place
I'll leave my son in my heaven
On earth with the good lord's grace
Yeah.....



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