Who Sang Zor and Zam? The Monkees

The Monkees The Birds, the Bees & The Monkees cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bill Chadwick, John Chadwick
release date: 1968-4-22
length: 2:10
piano: Mike Melvoin
vocal: Micky Dolenz
trumpet: Anthony Terran, Clyde Reasinger, Jack Sheldon and Buddy Childers
arranger: Shorty Rogers
violin: Alex Murray, Nathan Kaproff, Erno Neufeld, Ambrose Russo and George Kast
electric bass guitar: Chip Douglas, Richard Dey and Max Bennett
guitar: Keith Allison and Bill Chadwick
percussion: Hal Blaine, Micky Dolenz, Stan Levey, Milt Holland and Eddie Hoh
saxophone: John Lowe
trombone: Milt Bernhart, Frank Rosolino, Lew McCreary and Richard Leith
drums (drum set): Eddie Hoh, Stan Levey, Milt Holland and Hal Blaine
instrument: Henry Diltz
writer: John Chadwick, Bill Chadwick
By Bill Chadwick and John Chadwick
The king of Zor, he called for war
And the king of Zam, he answered.
They fashioned their weapons one upon one
Ton upon ton, they called for war at the rise of the sun.

Out went the call to one and to all
That echoed and rolled like the thunder.
Trumpets and drums, roar upon roar
More upon more.
Rolling the call of "Come now to war."

Throughout the night they fashioned their might
With right on the side of the mighty.
They puzzled their minds plan upon plan
Man upon man
And at dying of dawn the great war began.

They met on the battlefield banner in hand.
They looked out across the vacant land.
And they counted the missing, one upon one,
None upon none.
The war it was over before it begun.

Two little kings playing a game.
They gave a war and nobody came.
And nobody came.
And nobody came.
And nobody came.
And nobody came.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dreamworld
  • 2 Auntie's Municipal Court
  • 3 We Were Made for Each Other
  • 4 Tapioca Tundra
  • 5 Daydream Believer
  • 6 Writing Wrongs
  • 7 I'll Be Back Up on My Feet
  • 8 The Poster
  • 9 P.O. Box 9847
  • 10 Magnolia Simms
  • 11 Valleri
  • 12 Zor and Zam