Surfin' Safari

Album: Surfin' Safari (1962)
Charted: 14
  • Let's go surfin' now
    Everybody's learning how
    Come on and safari with me
    (Come on and safari with)

    Early in the morning we'll be startin' out
    Some honeys will be coming along
    We're loading up our woody
    With our boards inside
    And headin' out singing our song

    Come on (surfin') baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
    Yes I'm gonna (surfin') take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me
    Come along (surfin') baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
    Yes I'm gonna (surfin') take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me

    Let's go surfin' now
    Everybody's learning how
    Come on and safari with me
    (Come on and safari with)

    At huntington and malibu
    They're shooting the pier
    At rincon they're walking the nose
    We're going on safari to the islands this year
    So if you're coming get ready to go

    Come on (surfin') baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
    Yes I'm gonna (surfin') take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me
    Come along (surfin') baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
    Yes I'm gonna (surfin') take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me

    Let's go surfin' now
    Everybody's learning how
    Come on and safari with me
    (Come on and safari with)

    They're anglin' in laguna in Cerro Azul
    They're kicking out in dohini too
    I tell you surfing's mighty wild
    It's getting bigger every day
    From Hawaii to the shores of Peru

    Come on (surfin') baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
    Yes I'm gonna (surfin') take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me
    Come along (surfin') baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
    Yes I'm gonna (surfin') take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me

    Let's go surfin' now
    Everybody's learning how
    Come on and safari with me
    (Come on and safari with)

    With me
    Surfin' safari
    With me
    Surfin' safari
    With me
    Surfin' safari
    With me
    Surfin' safari Writer/s: BRIAN DOUGLAS WILSON, MIKE LOVE
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Tim from San MateoIn response to the comment about different lyrics between the Candix era version and the version released by Capitol: those lyrics were obviously changed before Capitol ever heard the newer version, so insinuating that Capitol objected to "honeys will be making the scene" is complete rubbish.
    There are numerous examples where lyrics to Brian Wilson penned tunes get revised, usually by Mike Love, when they are being recorded. My guess is that Mike with Brian changed it to "some honeys will be coming along" since it just flows better.
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, CaSpencer-Brian Wilson opens the song with his high voice stacked on the top of harmonies "let's go surfin'now"...etc..then when the solo voice comes on,it's Mike Love.("early in the morning,.."etc)
  • Boogiespencer from Bethesda, Mdwho opens with lead vocals on this track?
  • Gary from Auckland, New ZealandThis has been sales-ranked above known 1962 million-sellers 'Return to Sender' and 'Twistin' the Night Away' by the analysis of Classicbands.com. It broke Capitol sales records in New York City, was ranked #1 in LA, San Diego and the Twin Cities, #3 in San Francisco, #5 in Chicago, etc, etc -- but only #14 by Billboard. This might have been partly because it wasn't guaranteed as much airplay as Dick Clark favorites the Four Seasons, but probably mainly because each regional market was left to take it up individually -- its flip, '409', was first promoted by Capitol as the A-side. 'Surfin' Safari's regional chart runs extended over a period of nine months, from June 1962 to February 1963, not falling all within three months as national hits normally do.
  • Rick from San Juan, United StatesThe early Candix version began with the phrase "some honeys will be makin' the scene" ... ". It was watered-down by Capitol as "some honeys will be coming along" to avoid controversy that would affect airplay and sales.
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