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Duration: 2:40 
Release Date: 1966  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (sav-man) 
Music By: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (sav-man) 
Produced By: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (sav-man) 
Released By: Colgems Records (sav-man) 
Published By: Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc. (BMI) (AH3RD) 
  • Made its only appearance on The Monkees TV series in Episode No. 12, “I've Got A Little Song Here” (prod. #4707, aired on NBC November 28, 1966 and June 26, 1967). (AH3RD)
  • However, this silly take was picked for the album's final cut rather than the "straight" version! (sav-man)
  • Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones disliked this song and were basically mocking the lyrics. (sav-man)
  • From the Monkees self-titled first album (1966). (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Gonna Buy Me A Dog
    (Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart)

    You know my girl just called me up
    And she woke me from my sleep
    You should have heard the things she said
    You know she hurt my feelings deep.
    I’m gonna buy me a dog [a dog, a dog! why?]
    ’cause I need a friend now. [say, you need all the friends you can get]
    I’m gonna buy me a dog,
    My girl, my girl, don’t love me no how.

    She used to bring me my newspaper
    ’cause she knew where it was at.
    She used to keep me so contented.
    But I can teach a dog to do that.
    I’m gonna buy me a dog,
    ’cause I need a friend now
    I’m gonna buy me a dog,
    My girl, my girl, don’t love me no how.
    Current Rating 9.8 (5 votes)
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