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March 28, 2012

Scott McKenzie - No, No, No, No, No (1967)

Growing up in New York in the mid-1950s, Scott McKenzie’s first group was The Singing Strings with Tim Rose. Later, with his childhood friend John Phillips, he formed a doo wop group called The Abstracts and recorded two singles. Sticking with his friend Phillips, they would later form The Journeymen, which recorded three albums. Disbanding in 1964, McKenzie wanted to move forward with a solo career. Phillips moved to Los Angeles and formed The Mamas and The Papas, whereas McKenzie would follow two years later and release “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers In Your Hair),” which you can read about and hear on our site.

Although primarily remembered for his worldwide hit mentioned above, McKenzie would find marginal success with his next single release, “Like an Old Time Movie.” Compiling his two hits with other recordings he had been working on, he released his first album, The Voice of Scott McKenzie, in 1967. This song comes from that album.

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Scott McKenzie - No, No, No, No, No (1967)

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Lyrics:

She is like the doll
She says, “No, no, no, no”
And though she’d like to fall
She says, “No, no, no, no”
She says, “You are just a friend to me”
“You’re no more than a friend to me”

She is the doll
Who says, “No, no, no, no”
And though she tries to fall
She says, “No, no, no, no”
I know she tries to hide from me
And hopes that I won’t see

Without even hearing
She says, “No, no, no”
Without even looking
She says, “No, no, no, no”
I know- I know she is afraid with me
Afraid she might say ‘yes’ to me

Yes, she is the doll
Who says, “No, no, no, no”
And though she’d like to fall
She says, “No, no, no, no”

“No, no, no, no”
“No, no, no, no”
She says, “No, no, no, no”

3 comments:

  1. Enjoyed today's song "no no no no no no no" It kind of sounded like he was singing "she is the dog"... Great song though. Never heard it before.

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  2. used to have that single,nice to hear again-i think it had a donovan song as the b side

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Not too many people know Scott McKenzie beyond the "San Francisco" song he did.

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