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Peter Tork says this was based on Mose Allison's "Parchment Farm." It's about a drunken guy who "ends it all" by jumping into the river, and immediately regrets it as he's "Goin' Down."
Drummer Micky Dolenz sang lead.
All the Monkees got writer's credit on this song.
This was released as the B-side of "Daydream Believer." (thanks, Barry Kesten - Bellmore, United States, for all above)
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.