Who Sang What Am I Doing Hangin' Round?? The Monkees

The Monkees Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Michael Murphy
release date: 1967-11
length: 3:08
producer: Chip Douglas
lead vocals: Michael Nesmith
background vocals: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Chip Douglas
electric bass guitar: Chip Douglas
guitar: Michael Nesmith
drums (drum set): Eddie Hoh
banjo: Doug Dillard
writer: Boomer Castleman, Michael Martin Murphey
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...

[Chorus]
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...

[Chorus]

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'....

[Chorus: x 2]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Salesman
  • 2 She Hangs Out
  • 3 The Door Into Summer
  • 4 Love Is Only Sleeping
  • 5 Cuddly Toy
  • 6 Words
  • 7 Hard to Believe
  • 8 What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round?
  • 9 Peter Percival Patterson’s Pet Pig Porky
  • 10 Pleasant Valley Sunday
  • 11 Daily Nightly
  • 12 Don’t Call on Me
  • 13 Star Collector