Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn,
& Jones, LTD.

What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?

(Michael Martin Murphey/Owen Castleman)

Lead Vocals & Guitar: Michael Nesmith
Electric Banjo: Douglas Dillard
Bass: Chip Douglas
Drums: Eddie Hoh
Recorded At: RCA Studios, Hollywood
Date: June 20, 1967

The excellent Murphy/Castleman song "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" was recorded with Nesmith on lead vocals.

On CD:
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones, LTD. (1995), Rhino Records R2 71793
The Monkees Music Box (2001), Rhino Records R2 76706


Just a loud mouth Yankee I went down to Mexico.
I didn't have much time to spend, about a week or so.
There I lightly took advantage of a girl who loved me so.
But I found myself a-thinkin' when the time had come to go...

What am I doin' hangin' round?
I should be on that train and gone.
I should be ridin' on that train to San Antone,
What am I doin' hangin' round?

She took me to the garden just for a little walk.
I didn't know much Spanish and there was no time for talk.
Then she told me that she loved me not with words but with a kiss.
And like a fool I kept on thinkin' of a train I could not miss...


Well it's been a year or so, and I want to go back again.
And if I get the money, well I'll ride the same old train.
But I guess your chances come but once and boy I sure missed mine.
And still I can't stop thinkin' when I hear some whistle cryin'....

[repeat & fade]

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