"Randy Scouse Git" is a song written by Micky Dolenz in 1967, and recorded by The Monkees. It was the first song written by Micky Dolenz to be commercially released, and ended up a top 5 hit in the UK where it was retitled "Alternate Title" after the record company (RCA) complained that the title was "actually somewhat taboo to the British audience". The song also appeared on The Monkees TV series, on their album Headquarters, and on several "Greatest Hits" albums. Peter Tork has said that it is one of his favorite Monkees tracks.
According to Dolenz, the song was written about a party that The Beatles threw for the Monkees. There are references in the song to the Beatles ("the four kings of EMI") and to others such as Cass Elliot of the Mamas and Papas and Dolenz's future wife, Top of the Pops "disc girl" Samantha Juste.
The song is played by all four Monkees with Dolenz on vocals, drums and timpani, Davy Jones on backing vocals, Mike Nesmith on guitar, Tork on piano and organ, and producer Chip Douglas (The Turtles) on bass guitar.
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Me an muh baby gonna shine, shine
Me an muh baby gonna shine.
The strong men keep a-comin on
The strong men git stronger . . .”
—Sterling Allen Brown (b. 1901)