Who Sang I Wanna Be Free? The Monkees

The Monkees The Monkees cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bob Marlette, Bruce Kulick, John Corabi, James Hunting, Brent Fitz
release date: 1966-10-10
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 2:25
producer: Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce
acoustic guitar: Jerry McGee, Louie Shelton and Wayne Erwin
cello: Frederick Seykora
harpsichord: Michel Rubini
lead vocals: Davy Jones
viola: Myra Kestenbaum
violin: Bonnie Douglas and Paul Shure
writer: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart
I wanna be free,
Like the bluebirds flying by me,
Like the waves out on the blue sea,
If your love has to tie me,
Don't try me, say good-bye.
I wanna be free,
Don't say you love me, say you like me
But when I need you beside me,
Stay close enough to guide me,
Confide in me, whoa-oh-oh.
I wanna hold your hand,
Walk along the sand,
Laughing in the sun,
Always having fun.
Doing all those things
Without any strings to tie me down.
I wanna be free,
Like the warm September wind, babe,
Say you'll always be my friend, babe,
We can make it to the end, babe,
Again, babe, I've gotta say...
I wanna be free,
I wanna be free,
I wanna be free.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 (Theme From) The Monkees
  • 2 Saturday’s Child
  • 3 I Wanna Be Free
  • 4 Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day
  • 5 Papa Gene’s Blues
  • 6 Take a Giant Step
  • 7 Last Train to Clarksville
  • 8 This Just Doesn’t Seem to Be My Day
  • 9 Let’s Dance On
  • 10 I’ll Be True to You
  • 11 Sweet Young Thing
  • 12 Gonna Buy Me a Dog