Who Sang Sand and Foam? Donovan

Donovan Mellow Yellow cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Donovan Leitch
release date: 1967-3
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:17
lyricist: Donovan
composer: Donovan
The sun was going down behind a tattooed tree
And the simple act of an oar's stroke put diamonds in the sea
And all because of the phosphorus there in quantity
As I dug you diggin' me in Mexico.
There in the valley of Scorpio, beneath the cross of jade
Smoking on the seashell pipe the gypsies had made
We sat and we dreamed a while of smugglers bringing wine
In that crystal thought time in Mexico.
Sitting in a chair of bamboo, sipping grenadine,
Straining my eyes for a surfacing submarine.
Kingdoms of ants walk across my feet,
I'm a-shakin' in my seat in Mexico.
Grasshoppers creaking in the velvet jungle night,
Microscopic circles in the fluid of my sight,
Watching a black-eyed native girl cut and trim the lamp,
Valentino vamp in Mexico.
The sun was going down behind a tattooed tree
And the simple act of an oar's stroke put diamonds in the sea
And all because of the phosphorus there in quantity
I dug you diggin' me in Mexico.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mellow Yellow
  • 2 Writer in the Sun
  • 3 Sand and Foam
  • 4 The Observation
  • 5 Bleak City Woman
  • 6 House of Jansch
  • 7 Young Girl Blues
  • 8 Museum
  • 9 Hampstead Incident
  • 10 Sunny South Kensington