Monday, March 12, 2012

"Mr. Webster"

Day 11 of 31 Days of The Monkees:

Another gorgeous day in Southern Indiana.

Here's one I always liked: "Mr. Webster", written by Boyce & Hart and appearing on The Monkees' third album, with Mickey singing lead:

Lyrics:

Everyone in town knew Mr. Webster;
He'd worked at the bank for forty years.
And each week Mr. Frizby made his check out
For sixty-eight dollars clear.

And thru the years he'd thwarted twenty-seven robberies
Each time Frizby promised him a raise.

They gave a retirement party for Mr. Webster
Everyone from the bank was there.
They had a cake and flowers ordered special
And Frizby had a speech prepared.

And a little white box that held a watch with this inscription
"To Mr. Webster, with regards."

Then came the telegram from Mr. Webster
Said, "Sorry...stop...Cannot attend..
I've flown away and taken all your money...
Wish you were here to help me spend."

And one by one all the people left the party
And Mr. Frizby locked the door.





"The Girl I Knew Somewhere"

"Zilch"

"Shades of Gray"

"She"


"Your Aunty Grizelda"

"Last Train To Clarksville"

"Papa Gene's Blues"

"This Just Doesn't Seem to be my Day"

"I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog"

"Early Morning Blues and Greens"

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Great to see you Lori! I, too, grew up with the Monkees and adored Davy. Sad times.