Song Lyric Sunday – 8 November 2020 – Friday on my Mind

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs. Jim has given us Days of the Week this week to be included in the title or lyrics.

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

I am fairly sure that I shall not be the only one to choose the song “Friday on My Mind”, originally recorded in 1966 by Australian rock group The Easybeats.

All five founder members were from families that had migrated to Australia from Europe.  Lead singer Stevie Wright and drummer Gordon “Snowy” Fleet were English born, rhythm guitarist George Young was Scottish born, lead guitarist Harry Vanda and bassist Dick Diamonde were Dutch born. The band formed at the Villawood Migrant Hostel where their families spent their first years in Australia.

The music appears to be very simple but many a guitarist has found that it is not quite as easy as it sounds and it has been acknowledged as a masterpiece of guitar playing. If you are a guitarist yourself just try it and see. Consistently hitting those notes without slurring them, achieving pure and distinct sound, demands a consummate skill. Here, for those interested is the notation: https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/easybeats-friday-on-my-mind-tab-s61614t0

When you hear sultans of swing by dire straits, and Mark Knopfler sings “guitar George knows all the chords and Harry doesn’t mind”, he is referring to Harry Vanda and George Young. Not many people know that!

I hope you enjoy The Easybeats

and here is a terrific cover by MonaLisa Twins

Friday on My Mind

The Easybeats

Monday mornin’ feels so bad
Ev’rybody seems to nag me
Comin’ Tuesday I feel better
Even my old man looks good
Wed’sday just don’t go
Thursday goes too slow
I’ve got Friday on my mind

Gonna have fun in the city
Be with my girl, she’s so pretty
She looks fine tonight
She is out of sight to me
Tonight I’ll spend my bread, tonight
I’ll lose my head, tonight
I’ve got to get to night
Monday I’ll have Friday on my mind

Do the five day grind once more
I know of nothin’ else that bugs me
More than workin’ for the rich man
Hey! I’ll change that scene one day
Today I might be mad, tomorrow I’ll be glad
‘Cause I’ll have Friday on my mind

Gonna have fun in the city
Be with my girl, she’s so pretty
She looks fine tonight.
She is out of sight to me
Tonight I’ll spend my bread, tonight
I’ll lose my head, tonight
I’ve got to get to night
Monday I’ll have Friday on my mind

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: George Redburn Young / Harry Vanda

Friday on My Mind lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

27 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – 8 November 2020 – Friday on my Mind

  1. Wonderful song choice, Peter! One of my fav songs! and the cover by Mona Lisa Twins is great! Thanks for sharing it!
    YAY for Fridays!!! 🙂
    YAY for you for educating us about some superb songs/bands/singers!!! I always look forward to you Song Lyric Sunday posts! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS… “Music always sounds better on Friday.” – Lou Brutus

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  2. PETER!!! I LOVE this!!! I’d never heard of the Easybeats! And I didn’t know that thing about guitar George! This is just brilliant! This may be one of my favorite vids I’ve ever seen! Sending a link of this to a dear friend of mine who will LOVE it as well. How fun! Cheers and Thank You! 💖💖💖!

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  3. I was startled to know the song and most of the lyrics. It is a little scary how much of my brain is filled with such lyrics. And I still can’t remember why I came upstairs half of the time.

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