“What Am I Doing Hangin’ ’Round?” Lyrics

Just a loudmouth Yankee, I went down to Mexico
I didn’t have much time to spend, about a week or so
There I lightly took advantage of a girl who loved me so
But I found myself a-thinkin’ when the time had come to go

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

She took me to the garden just for a little walk
I didn’t know much Spanish, and there was no time for talk
Then she told me that she loved me, not with words, but with a kiss
And like a fool, I kept on thinkin’ of a train I could not miss

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

Well, it’s been a year or so, and I wanna go back again
And if I get the money, well, I’ll ride the same old train
But I guess your chances come but once, and boy, I sure missed mine
And still I can’t stop thinkin’ when I hear some whistle cryin’

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. album cover

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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 302.
  2. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones LTD. (1995) (CD).