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Ladies Aid Society

(Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart)
Lead Vocals: Davy Jones
Produced By: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart


Recording Date: August 23, 1966

This session is probably responsible for Don Kirshner's decision to bring in Jeff Barry as a producer. While intended to provide comic relief on the album, "Ladies Aid Society" was not deemed suitable by Don Kirshner. However, it was eventually released on The Monkees Present in 1969.


Lyrics:

In every little town and village too
Somewhere in the neighborhood
You'll find a little band of ladies who
Can't stop doing good
Good for the pigeons in the park
Good for the weekly tea
Good for the national bank where they keep their treasury

We're the ladies aid society
And we're really a great bunch of girls
We're the ladies aid society
And soon we'll take over the world

Here they come marching down the street
With their picket signs in hand
With their blue and white pleated uniforms
And their all girl five-piece band
Down with long haired singing groups
Down with the mayor too
And if you're under 65 they're down on you

We're the ladies aid society
And we just want to sell you the truth
Were the ladies aid society
And it's time we clamp down on the youth

We're the ladies aid society
and we're really a great bunch of girls
We're the ladies aid soicety
And soon we'll take over the world

We're the ladies aid society
And we just want to sell you the truth
Were the ladies aid society
And it's time we clamp down on the youth