Daydream Believer chords and lyrics

by The Monkees

  • Daydream Believer was written by John Stewart just before leaving The Kingston Trio - an American folk and pop music group.
  • Recorded by The Monkees: June 14 & August 9, 1967
  • Released: October 25, 1967 from the album - The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
  • Original Key: F Major
  • Monkees Key: G Major
  • Music: 4/4 time at ~ 124 bpm
  • Chords: G, A7, Am, Am7, Bm, C, D7, Em

Daydream Believer by The Monkees

Intro: 4/4 ||    G    |    D    |    G    |    D    ||
                                                (Oh  I  could)
  
               G               Am            Bm                C 
1. Oh I could hide 'neath the wings__ Of the blue-bird as she sings
        G             Em               Am    |   D7   |
   The six o'clock al-arm would nev-er ring
             G           Am              Bm              C 
   But six rings, and I rise__ Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
       G       Em       Am7  D7     | G / D7 G | Am G D7 G |
   My shav-in' ra-zor's cold and it stings  


          C       D7      Bm    C       D7      Em  C
Chorus: Cheer up sleep-y Jean__ Oh what can it mean to a 
       G              C            G      Em       A7   |   D7   |
        Day-dream be-lie-ver and a   home-com-ing queen 

 
    G                  Am       Bm                  C 
2. You once thought of me as a white knight on his steed
    G               Em           Am    |   D7   |
   Now you know how hap-py I can be
               G                    Am             Bm               C 
   Oh and our good time starts and then__ With our dol-lar one to spend
        G       Em    Am7    D7    | G / D7 G | Am G D7 G |
   But how much ba-by do we real-ly need


          C       D7      Bm    C       D7      Em  C
Chorus: Cheer up sleep-y Jean__ Oh what can it mean to a 
       G              C            G      Em       A7   |   D7   |
        Day-dream be-lie-ver and a   home-com-ing queen 

    
          C       D7      Bm    C       D7      Em  C
Chorus: Cheer up sleep-y Jean__ Oh what can it mean to a 
       G              C            G      Em       A7        D7
        Day-dream be-lie-ver and a   home-com-ing quee-ee-ee-een 


        |    G    |    D    |    G    |    D    |


          C       D7      Bm    C       D7      Em  C
Chorus: Cheer up sleep-y Jean__ Oh what can it mean to a 
       G              C            G      Em       A7        D7
        Day-dream be-lie-ver and a   home-com-ing quee-ee-ee-een 


          C       D7      Bm    C       D7      Em  C
Chorus: Cheer up sleep-y Jean__ Oh what can it mean to a 
       G              C            G      Em       A7        D7
        Day-dream be-lie-ver and a   home-com-ing quee-ee-ee-een... 

G Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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The Monkees

Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Music Styles: Pop, pop rock, pop
Active Years: 1965–1971, 1986–1989, 1996–1997, 2001–2002, 2011–present
Original Band Line-up:

  • Davy Jones - vocals, tambourine, maracas, drums, bass, guitar
  • Michael Nesmith - Guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Micky Dolenz - vocals, drums, moog synthesizer, guitar
  • Peter Tork - keyboards, bass, piano, guitar, vocals, banjo

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