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Folk Rock

What? Beatniks are out to make it rich? Must be the season of the witch.” Donovan wrote “Season of the Witch” and released it on his 1966 album Sunshine Superman. Besides Donovan, of course, the track features “Fast” Eddy Hoh on drums, Bobby Ray on bass, and Jimmy Page on guitar.

There have been numerous versions, including ones by Vanilla Fudge, The Pandamonium, Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger and the Trinity, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Sam Gopal, Luna, The Masked Marauders, and more.

Donvan was born Donovan Phillips Leitch in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. He developed a distinctive style musically, combining jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music. He has continued to tour and perform over the decades.

Here are the lyrics to “Season of the Witch” by Donovan:

When I look out my window,
Many sights to see.
And when I look in my window,
So many different people to be
That it’s strange, so strange.

You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
Mmm, must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch, yeah,
Must be the season of the witch.

When I look over my shoulder,
What do you think I see?
Some other cat looking over
His shoulder at me
And he’s strange, sure he’s strange.

You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
Beatniks are out to make it rich,
Oh no, must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch, yeah,
Must be the season of the witch.

You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
The rabbits running in the ditch,
Beatniks are out to make it rich,
Oh no, must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch.

When I look out my window,
What do you think I see?
And when I look in my window,
So many different people to be
It’s strange, sure is strange.

You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
The rabbits running in the ditch,
Oh no, must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch, yeah,
Must be the season of the witch.
When I look, when I look.

To read about and listen to other songs by Donovan: “Sunshine Superman” and “Mellow Yellow.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Season of the Witch” by Donovan.

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  1. […] For other songs by Donovan: “Mellow Yellow” and “Season of the Witch.” […]

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