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animals – monterey lyrics


monterey track #12 4: 15
eric burdon & the animals
(burdon, weider, jenkins, mcculloch, briggs)
alb-m- the best of eric burdon and the animals
original release a side december 1967 polygram

note: song ref: monterey pop festival june 16-18 1967
for a good live performance audio: refer to rhino 4 disc cd – vairous artists
‘the monterey international pop festival’
transcriber: (anita w. cantor)

the people came and listened
some of them came and played
others gave flowers away
yes they did yeah!
down in monterey
down in monterey

young gods smiled upon the crowd
their music being born of love
children danced night and day
religion was being born
down in monterey

the byrds and the airplane
did fly
oh, ravi shankar’s
music made me cry

the who exploded
into fired light (yeah)
hugh masekelas music
was black as night

the grateful dead
blew everybody’s mind
jimi hendrix, baby
believe me
set the world on fire, yeah!

his majesty
prince jones smiled as he
moved among the crowd
ten thousand electric guitars
were groovin’ real loud, yeah

if you wanna find the truth in life
don’t p-ss music by
and you know
i would not lie
no, i would not lie
no, i would not lie
down in monterey

hu! huh-huh!


three days of understanding
of moving with one another
even the cops grooved with us
do you believe me?

down in monterey
down in monterey, yeah
down in monterey
down in monterey, yeah

i think that maybe i’m dreamin’!



down in monterey

did you hear what i said?

down in monterey

that some music

i said
monterey, monterey, monterey
yeah-yeah, hey-hey-hey
a-ay, a-ay, a-ay-a-ay


- animals