The Mamas and The Papas Monday Monday

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The Mamas and The Papas Monday Monday

The Mamas and the Papas Monday Monday

Sunshine Pop

Certain days can have traces of those who’ve left us. The song was written by band member John Phillips and was released as a single in 1966 backed with “Got a Feelin’.” It also was on their 1966 debut album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. And in 1966, the song went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and on Cash Box. It was #3 in the U.K. and #4 in Australia. on the track were Denny Doherty (vocals, Cass Elliot (vocals, John Phillips (vocals, guitar), and Michelle Phillips (vocals). Instrumentation was provided by the great session musicians of The Wrecking Crew. The song was awarded a Grammy in 1967 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. There have been many coves, including versions by Petula Clark, Neil Diamond, The Beau Brummels, Marianne Faithfull, Herb Alpert, Jay and the Americans, The 5th Dimenion, Dionne Warwick, and Sérgio Mendes — to name a few.

The Mamas & The Papas formed as a vocal folk rock group in New York City and performed from 1965 to 1968. John and Michelle had been with The New Journeymen. Doherty and Elliot had been with The Mugwumps.

Here are the lyrics to “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas and The Papas:

“Bah da bah da da da
Bah da bah da da da
Bah da bah da da da

Monday, Monday, so good to me;
Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.
Oh, Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day;
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way.
Oh, Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be.
Oh, Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me?

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah.
But whenever Monday comes – but whenever Monday comes
You can find me crying all of the time.

Monday, Monday, so good to me;
Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.
But Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah.
But whenever Monday comes – but whenever Monday comes
You can find me crying all of the time.

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day;
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way.
Oh, Monday, Monday, won’t go away;
Monday, Monday, it’s here to stay.
Oh Monday, Monday Oh Monday, Monday”

For another song by The Mamas and The Papas: “California Dreamin’.”

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 “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas and The Papas.

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