Daydream Believer (2:56)

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“Daydream Believer” is a song composed by John Stewart shortly before he left The Kingston Trio. The song was originally recorded by The Monkees in 1967, with Davy Jones singing lead vocals. The single (Colgems #1012) hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks, and peaked at number five in the UK Singles Chart. It was The Monkees’ last number one hit in the U.S.

Vocal: Davy Jones
Backing vocal: Micky Dolenz

Guitar: Michael Nesmith
Piano: Peter Tork
Bass: Chip Douglas
Drums: Eddie Hoh
Percussion: Bill Martin
Violins: Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Alex Murray, & Erno Neufeld
Trombone: Richard Noel
Bass trombone: Richard Leith & Philip Teele
Arrangement: Shorty Rogers

Recorded 14 June & 9 August 1967 at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA.


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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
The shavin' razor's cold, and it stings

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