“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (first version - tracking session composite takes 1 to 16) Lyrics

[short instrumental excerpt from “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”]

?: One more start. Hang on, hang on, this is, uh, “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”, take one, alright?

[short instrumental excerpt from “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”]

?: Two.
?: Yeah, you used to do it, uh, with not quite as long a break in it.
Mike: Why don’t we change it?
?: Okay, cool.
Peter: Take it from that C minor section [???].
?: Three.
Peter: No!
Mike: No, we’re, we’re reversing.
Peter: Not roll, stop the roll.
Mike: Hold the roll.
?: We shall. This is uh, three.
Peter: Are we rolling?
Mike: One, two, one two three.

[instrumental excerpt from “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”]

?: Let’s do one more, let’s do one more. It was very rough getting into it.
Peter: Umm… aren’t you gonna come back into the second verse with the same way you came into the first? Badda badda badda badda…
Micky: I can’t do it. I can’t even do it once. I’m gonna quit doin’ it all.
Peter: Well, do, uh do, uh uh, an intro figure, like a figure that says here comes the verse.
?: Rolling?
Mike: One, two, one two three.

[short instrumental excerpt from “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”]

?: One more, one more.
Micky: That was the same thing I did before, was it?
Peter: It’s hu, ba ba. Bup two, uh one, I’m sorry, one, dum, one. One, tap tap. You can get on the down beat, right? One ta ta csssh.
Davy?: I’ll do it later.
Micky: Look at me, I’ll know.
Peter: Shall I tell you what you did? You did two-three-four out of four.
Micky: In the change, it’s da-da, da DAA, BOMP-BOMP-BOMP… [plays drums] change the verse.
Davy: We’re going straight into it.
Micky: [???] you come in [???]
Peter: Ba-ba-ba.
Micky: Ba. Ba-ba-ba.
Peter: Ba-ba-ba.
Micky: [???]
Peter: Ba-ba-ba. Ba-ba-ba.
Mike: One, two, one two three.

[short instrumental excerpt from “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”]

?: Here we go. Ten.
Peter: What was wrong with that?
?: That was John.
?: John missed his fill.
Micky: Let’s rehearse it once. Let’s rehearse it once.
Davy: Watch, watch.
Peter: Micky?
Davy: Just do it.
Peter: I have a re— I have a — I tell you how we’re gonna [???]
Mike: One, two, one two three.

[short instrumental excerpt from “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”]

?: Let’s get one more.
Peter: You rushed too, Mike. You take it, you pick it up…
Davy: It’s going too fast now.
Peter:earlier than the count you laid down.
Davy: I wanna, then it goes too fast.
Micky: Do it faster, then.
Peter: Well, then, lay it down the count, man. Lay it down.
Mike: I did! One, two, one—
Mike and Peter: —two three four.

[short instrumental excerpt from “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”]

?: One more, one more.
Micky: What was the matter with that?
?: Your drum fill.
Micky: Me? That wasn’t right?
?: It was a little awkward. It’s hard to believe, Micky, but, uh, true. No, it’s just, you know, slightly, just a little bit, but we need a good, tight start. Okay.
?: You made that sound.
Mike: I did not make that sound, when I hit the seven. Shut your eyes.
?: Slap me upside the head, boy.
Mike: One, two—
?: Sixteen.
Mike: One, two, one two three.

[instrumental from “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”]

?: Okay, okay. Now let’s do another one. If, if you do that thing, Micky, you gotta be careful not to run away with it.
Micky: Yeah, I’m sorry. I was doing it backwards.
Peter: You know, I think it’s cool if it runs away at the end? Gets faster and faster and faster and fades out on the speed up.
?: No, it’s cool, Micky.
?: Micky, I tell ya, it was great, you know, up to there, when in the double, save that, but I d—it was really, really groovin’.
?: It was cookin’ this time.
?: Really groovin’. You know.
?: It was very heavy in the beginning.
?: Let’s go.
?: Okay, here we go. Seventeen.
Peter: Boy, does Lester Sill ever know.
Micky: Rolling? Rolling?
?: Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’.
Mike: One.


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 289.