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The Lovin’ Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic

The Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe In Magic?

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Yes, music certainly has a powerful effect on us. The song was written by group member John Sebastian. In 1965, the song went to #9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #3 in Canada. The Lovin’ Spoonful released the song as a single backed with “On The Road Again.” It was also on their 1965 album Do You Believe in Magic.

The Lovin’ Spoonful formed in NY, NY and had their roots in the folk music scene. For this track, group members were John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Joe Butler, and Steve Boone. The Lovin’ Spoonful also had commercial success with “Summer in the City,” “You Didn’t Have to Be so Nice, “”Daydream,” and “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your MInd?” — to mention a few.

Here are the lyrics to “Do You Believe in Magic?” by The Lovin’ Spoonful:

Do you believe in magic, in a young girl’s heart?
How the music can free her, whenever it starts
And it’s magic, if the music is groovy
It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie
I’ll tell you about the magic and it’ll free your soul
But it’s like tryin’ to tell a stranger ’bout rock and roll

If you believe in magic, don’t bother to choose
If it’s jug band music or rhythm and blues
Just go and listen, it’ll start with a smile
It won’t wipe off your face, no matter how hard you try
Your feet start tapping and you can’t seem to find
How you got there, so just blow your mind

If you believe in magic, come along with me
We’ll dance until mornin’ ’til there’s just you and me
And maybe, if the music is right
I’ll meet you tomorrow, sort of late at night
And we’ll go dancing, baby, then you’ll see
How the magic’s in the music and the music’s in me

Yeah, do you believe in magic?
Yeah, believe in the magic of a young girl’s soul
Believe in the magic of rock and roll
Believe in the magic that can set you free

Oh, talkin’ ’bout magic

(Do you believe like I believe?)
Do you believe in magic?
(Do you believe like I believe?)
Do you believe, believer?
(Do you believe like I believe?)
Do you believe in magic?
(Do you believe like I believe?)”

For other songs by The Lovin’ Spoonful: “Summer in the City,” “Daydream,” and “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?

If you are interested in an album of music by The Lovin’ Spoonful, please click on the photo below:

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 “Do You Believe in Magic?” by The Lovin’ Spoonful.

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