“Oliver Medley (Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything, Who Will Buy?)”

Peter: There you go.
Davy: Alright, how ya doin’ tonight, you alright out there? Well, we’re havin’ a good time anyway, yeah, we always do. That’s why we get together every couple of years. Uh, Micky and Peter and I have been pals now for about thirty-five years plus, I think. You know, when they first put The Monkees together, they wanted four typ—different kind of guys from different parts of the country. They got me from England, and Micky from California, and Mike was from Texas, and Peter was from in Connecticut area, you know. So they got four different kinds of guys, they put us all together, and we worked it all out. You know my background was uh, was the theatre. When I first uh, joined the Monkees, I was appearing on Broadway at the time in a show called Oliver! I played the part of the Artful Dodger, which was uh, a great experience for me. I-I was a fifteen, sixteen, seventeen year old growing up in New York City in Hell’s Kitchen, if you can believe it. I lived alone in a little apartment there and had a great old time, met a lot of nice people. But I’d like to now, because we’ve got a theatre, we’ve got a stage, and they’ve got the chops, so I thought maybe tonight, we’d a little—reminisce a little bit, I wanna sing you some songs from Oliver! right now, okay? Just for the buzz, okay?

Consider yourself at home
Consider yourself a-one of the family
We’ve taken to you so strong
It’s clear, we’re going to get along

Consider yourself well in
Consider yourself part of the furniture
There isn’t a lot to spare
Who cares? Whatever we’ve got, we share

If it should chance to be we should see some harder days
Empty larder days, why grouse?
Always a chance you’ll meet somebody to foot the bill
Then the drinks are on the house

Consider yourself a mate
We don’t wanna have no fuss
For after some consideration, we can state
Consider yourself one of us

Clap your hands!

Now nobody tries to be la-dee-da or uppity
There’s a cuppa tea for all
Only it’s wise to be handy with a rolling pin
When the landlord comes to call

Consider yourself a mate
We don’t wanna have no fuss
For after some consideration, we can state
Consider yourself one of us

Now I’d do anything for you, dear, anything
For you mean everything to me
I know that I’d go anywhere
For your smile, anywhere
For your smile, everywhere I see

Would you climb a hill? — Anything!
Wear a daffodil? — Anything!
And leave me all your will? — Anything!
And even fight my Bill? — Wot, fistcuffs?

I’d risk everything
For one kiss, everything
Yes, I’d do anything
Anything for you

Who will buy this wonderful morning?
Such a sky you never did see
Who will tie it up with a ribbon
And put it in a box for me?

There’ll never be a day so sunny
It could not happen twice
Where is the man with all the money?
It’s cheap at half the price

Who will buy this wonderful feeling?
I’m so high, I swear I can fly
Me oh my, I don’t want to lose it
So what am I to do
To keep the sky so blue?
There must be someone who will buy