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"The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
(Nesmith)
The Girl I Knew Somewhere
Australian sleeve

Composer

Michael Nesmith

Producer

Douglas Farthing Hatlelid

Publisher

Screen Gems–Columbia Music, Inc.

Performance rights

BMI
 

Album

The Monkees (1976)

Single by the Monkees

A-side

"A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You"

Release date

18 March 1967

Label

Colgems Records

Country

United States

Catalog no.

66-1004

Preceded by
     b/w

"I'm a Believer"
"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"

Followed by
     b/w

"Pleasant Valley Sunday"
"Words"

Single by the Monkees

A-side

"Monkees' Theme"

Release date

1994

Label

Collectables

Country

United States

Catalog no.

COL 0387

Preceded by
     b/w

"Last Train to Clarksville"
"It's Nice to Be with You"

Followed by
     b/w

"I'm a Believer"
"Words"

The Girl I Knew Somewhere is a song writen by Michael Nesmith and performed by Micky Dolenz. The song was originally intended to be part of the Monkees' third single before producer Don Kirshner decided to release "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" backed with an early version of "She Hangs Out" without seeking approval from the band or from Raybert Productions. After Raybert fired Kirshner, the single was reissued. While "A Little Bit Me" remained the A-side, "Girl I Knew Somewhwere" was added as the B-side.

Despite being part of the Monkees' first recording sessions that resulted in the album Headquarters, the song oddly appears nowhere on that album. "Somewhere" wouldn't appear on any LP until a mail-order album by Laurie House publishers in 1976, an Australian compilation entitled Monkeemania in 1979, and finally a proper stateside LP available in record stores called More Greatest Hits of the Monkees in 1982.

Episodes featuring this songEdit

Season 1, Episode 29: "Monkees Get Out More Dirt"
Season 1, Episode 30: "Monkees Manhattan Style"
Season 1, Episode 32: "Monkees on Tour"

Season 1, Episode 1: "Royal Flush" (dubbed over "Take a Giant Step" in reruns for the summer of 1967)
Season 1, Episode 4: "Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers" (dubbed over "Last Train to Clarksville" in reruns for the summer of 1967)

Other songs written by Mike Nesmith and performed by Micky DolenzEdit

"I Don't Think You Know Me"

"Mary, Mary"

"Daily Nightly"

"Auntie's Municipal Court"

"Admiral Mike"