Deliver Album

Artist(s): The Mamas & the Papas

Cover Art

The Mamas & the Papas Deliver Cover Art

Tracklist

Dedicated to the One I Love

length: 2:59
producer: Lou Adler
writer: Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling

While I'm far away from you my baby
I know it's hard for you my baby
Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn

Each night before you go to bed my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
And tell all the stars above
This is dedicated to the one I love
(love can never be exactly like we want it to be)

I could be satisfied knowing you love me
(and there's one thing I want you to do
Especially for me)
And it's something that everybody needs

While I'm far away from you my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn

If there's one thing I want you to do especially for me
Then it's something that everybody needs

My Girl

length: 3:30
producer: Lou Adler
composer: Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
lyricist: Smokey Robinson
I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it's cold outside I've got the month of May
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl)

I've got so much honey the bees envy me
I've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl)

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Ooh

I don't need no money, fortune, or fame
I've got all the riches baby one man can claim
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl)

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
With my girl

I've even got the month of May
With my girl

Creeque Alley

length: 3:49
producer: Lou Adler
writer: Michelle Phillips, John Phillips
John and Mitchy were gettin' kind of itchy
Just to leave the folk music behind;
Zal and Denny workin' for a penny
Tryin' to get a fish on the line.
In a coffee house Sebastian sat,
And after every number they'd pass the hat.
McGuinn and McGuire just a-gettin' higher in L.A.,
You know where that's at.
And no one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass.

Zally said, "Denny, you know there aren't many
Who can sing a song the way that you do; let's go south."
Denny said, "Zally, golly, don't you think that I wish
I could play guitar like you."
Zal, Denny, and Sebastian sat (at the Night Owl)
And after every number they'd pass the hat.
McGuinn and McGuire still a-gettin higher in L.A.,
You know where that's at.
And no one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass.

When Cass was a sophomore, planned to go to Swathmore
But she changed her mind one day.
Standin' on the turnpike, thumb out to hitchhike,
"Take me to New York right away."
When Denny met Cass he gave her love bumps;
Called John and Zal and that was the Mugwumps.
McGuinn and McGuire couldn't get no higher
But that's what they were aimin' at.
And no one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass.

Mugwumps, high jumps, low slumps, big bumps---
Don't you work as hard as you play.
Make up, break up, everything is shake up;
Guess it had to be that way.
Sebastian and Zal formed the æ…¡poonful;
Michelle, John, and Denny gettin' very tuneful.
McGuinn and McGuire just a-catchin' fire in L.A.,
You know where that's at.
And everybody's gettin' fat except Mama Cass.

Broke, busted, disgusted, agents can't be trusted,
And Mitchy wants to go to the sea.
Cass can't make it; she says we'll have to fake it---
We knew she'd come eventually.
Greasin' on American Express cards;
Tents low rent, but keeping out the heat's hard.
Duffy's good vibrations and our imaginations
Can't go on indefinitely.
And California dreamin' is becomin' a reality...

Sing for Your Supper

length: 2:49
producer: Lou Adler
lyricist: Lorenz Hart, Lorenz Hart
composer: Richard Rodgers, Richard Rodgers
Sing for your supper, and you抣l get breakfast;
Songbirds always eat
If their song is sweet to hear.
Sing for your luncheon, and you抣l get dinner---
Dine with wine of choice
If romance is in your voice.

I heard from wise canary,
Trilling makes a fellow willing;
So, little swallow, swallow now.
Now is the time to
Sing for your supper and you抣l get breakfast.
Songbirds are not dumb;
They don抰 buy a crumb of bread,
It抯 said...
So sing and you抣l be fed.

I heard from wise canary,
Trilling makes a fellow willing;
So, little swallow, swallow now.
Now is time to sing for your supper, and you抣l get breakfast.
Songbirds are not dumb;
They never buy a crumb of bread,
It is said...
So sing, and you抣l be fed, oh yeah---
Just sing and you抣l be fed.

Twist and Shout

length: 2:54
producer: Lou Adler
writer: Bert Russell Berns, Phil Medley
Mama's & Papa's - Twist And Shout
Shake it up, baby;
Now twist and shout.
Shake it, shake it up, baby;
Come on and work it on out .

You know you move real good, girl;
(Shake it up baby, now)
You know you move real fine.
(Twist and shout)

Come on and move a little closer;
(Shake it up baby, now)
Show the world that you're mine
(Now work it on out)

You know you got me goin'
(You know you got me goin')
Like I knew you would
You really really got me goin', yeah,
Just like I knew you could.
(Like I knew you could)

C'mon, baby, (c'mon baby)
Twist and shout (c'mon baby).
Shake it up baby;
(C'mon and) work it on out.

You know you move real good;
You know you move real fine.
C'mon and move a little closer, girl;
And let 'em know you're mine
(Shake)

You know you got me goin' girl,
Like I knew you would.
You really got me goin' yeah,
Like I knew you could

Like I knew you would.
Shake it up, baby;
Shake it, baby, c'mon
Move a little closer

Free Advice

length: 3:21
producer: Lou Adler
writer: John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
(John Phillips and Michelle Gilliam)
A bit of free advice (vice)---
We抣l tell it to you now (nice, twice).
If you抳e got some habits
Some people won抰 allow (won抰 allow, allow)...
Be cool; be clean
If you know what I mean.

We抳e all got our ups (ups, ups) ;
We抳e all got our downs (we抳e all got our downs).
Some of us are careless
And leave æ…¹m layin?around (layin?round, around)
Be neat, discreet,
And keep your ear to the ground.
Everyone has had a loved one who抯 far, far away.
And if you don抰 want to take that trip someday...
(Think twice)
Be cool (be cool);
Be clean (be clean)
If you know what I mean.

Everyone has had a loved one who抯 far far away;
And if you don抰 wanna take that trip someday---
A bit of free advice (vice, vice)
We抣l tell it to you now (tell it to you now)
If you抳e got some habits
Some people won抰 allow (won抰 allow, allow)...
Everyone has had a loved one...
Don抰 be out on the street...
Everyone has had a loved one...
If you know what I mean...

Look Through My Window

length: 3:07
producer: Lou Adler
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
And the rain beats on my roof
And it does not ask for proof

It's not that lovers are unkind
She always said there'd come a time
When one would leave and one stay behind

We both knew people sometimes change
And lovers sometimes rearrange
And nothing's quite as sure as change

And the rain beats on my roof

[Chorus]
Look through my window to the street below
See the people hurryin' by
With someone to meet, some place to go
And I know I should let go

She always said "I'm not like you"
"When love is dead for me it's through"
"And I will find and love someone new"

[Chorus]

I must admit she knew her mind
And it will not take her long to find
Another place where the sun will shine

And the rain beats on my roof
If I still require proof
Well the rain beats on my roof (She's gone)
If I still require proof (She's gone)
Well the rain beats on my roof (Look through my window)
If I still require proof (All the people)
Well the rain beats on my roof (I love her)
If I still require proof (She's gone)

Boys & Girls Together

length: 3:16
producer: Lou Adler
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
(John Phillips)
Boys and girls have a good time together;
Boys and girls, you know they抮e birds of a feather.
Like two sides of a coin,
They are forever joined.
Heads or tails---choose one or the other;
Be my friend or be my lover.

Boys and girls (boys and girls) should always have someone;
Boys and girls (boys and girls) should never be lonesome.
(Should never be lonesome)

Heads or tails---choose one or the other;
Be my friend or be my lover.
Like two sides of a coin,
They are forever joined.
Boys and girls (boys and girls) have a good time together;
Boys and girls (boys and girls), you know they抮e birds of a feather.
(Are birds of a feather...)

String Man

length: 3:03
producer: Lou Adler
writer: The Mamas & the Papas, Zak Mering

(John Phillips and Michelle Gilliam)
I fell in love with the string man
Who played guitar in a rock and roll band.
And every night I抎 watch them play
But it happened at the matinee---
How I squirmed when he bent those strings,
And I screamed when he started to sing.
The way he moved and looked so groovy,
Well, ya know, he did something to me.
String man...string man...string man...string man...
So I followed the string man
Who played guitar in a string band.
And every night I抎 watch them play,
And they got better everyday.
Pretty soon, and what do ya think (what do you think),
Everybody抯 saying they抮e the biggest thing (the biggest thing)---
Hit records and making the scene (the scene),
Sexy pictures in the fan magazines.
String man...string man...string man...string man...

I strung along with the string man;
He always called me his biggest fan.
Though he was kind, I should have known better
Than to think we抎 always stay together.
And then one night the show was wild and loud,
And I saw a pretty girl out in the crowd.
She waved at him and caught his eye;
The way he looked at her it made me cry.
String man---
String man...string man...string man...
String man...string man...string man...
String man...string man...string man...


Frustration

producer: Lou Adler
composer: John Phillips
Hey baby! I feel so frustrated today.
You took all the love I could give you
And you, you took it away.
Don't try to hide the fact that you don't care.
I knew it this morning when
I woke up with no underwear.
Yeah, baby, we had a groovy thing goin' on
But you just kind of made mince meat out of me
And threw away the key to my heart.

Chorus:
Hey baby! I feel so frustrated, yeah!
Gone are the days when I felt so glad.
Loving you is just so hard to do.
You make me frustrated like
I'm stuck in a shoe.

Hey baby! The frustration I feel
Is really gettin' me down.
Can't you see the tears fallin'
From this here clown.
I feel so much better when your not around, Draggin' me down and puttin' me down.
So far down in the ground.
Now let me untie these knots that you've tied
So tight around my heart.
Baby, I feel like daddy's Desoto
In the car that won't start.

Chorus

Did You Ever Want to Cry

length: 2:56
producer: Lou Adler
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
Did you ever want to cry,
But you didn't know just why?
Did you ever sit up all night long
Just listening to that same old song
The one they played when she said
Nothin' could go wrong?
Right, I know you did, oh, you kid
Did you really think that she'd be true?
Wasn't that rather naive of you?
And now she'd dropped you like a worn-out shoe.

She's got you drinking gin
And you know that's a sin
You go honky-tonkin' every night
You get drunk and then you start a fight
I know that you think that it's alright
Wrong, it's not the way to live
You only get what you give!
You can live your life just as you please
But, when you lie with dogs, you gotta get fleas
And now she's brought you down to your knees
Arms that used to hold you tight
You miss them in the middle of night
You burned a candle at both ends
Now it's too late...too late to make amends
You've even lost your old time friends.

Enemies glad to see you down
People, they don't want you hangin' 'round
Did you ever want to cry,
But you didn't know just why?
Right, I know you did
Wrong, it's not the way to live
Did you ever want to cry...

John's Music Box

length: 1:08
producer: Lou Adler
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
[Instrumental]
(A wind up music box was recorded and released as this song, at the end Cas
says something indistinct)