"Sunday Mornin'" is a song written by Margo Guryan, and was recorded by Guryan as "Sunday Morning" and it appeared on her 1968 album Take a Picture, as well as on the B-side to her single "Spanky and Our Gang."
|Single by Spanky and Our Gang|
|from the album Like to Get to Know You|
|Producer(s)||Stuart Scharf, Bob Dorough|
|Spanky and Our Gang singles chronology|
|Single by Oliver|
|Oliver singles chronology|
"Sunday Mornin'" was made famous by Spanky and Our Gang included on the album Like to Get to Know You, and Oliver. Spanky and Our Gang's version became a hit single, reaching No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 39 on the easy listening chart in early 1968, and No. 23 in the Canadian RPM Magazine chart. Oliver's 1969 version was also released as a single, which reached No. 35 and No. 14 on the same charts, (plus No. 20 in Canada).
In the Spanky and the Our Gang version, the song also appears on an album in a long unedited version, including the group warming up their harmonies in the beginning (albeit for a different song), as well as an extended ending, where the sounds of a tape machine rolling back, plus the sounds of the group's joking until the fade is completed, causing one of the members to state that they need to get a new producer, resulting in laughter. This version lasted over six minutes in length.
- Spanky and Our Gang single
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||30|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||39|
- Oliver single
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||35|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||14|
"Sunday Mornin'" was recorded by many others. Other contemporary recordings include those by:
- 1968: Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell, on the album Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell
- 1968: Baja Marimba Band, on the album Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
- 1968: Marie Laforêt (as "Et Si Je T'Aime", with French lyrics by Michel Jourdan), on Album : 4. She also recorded "E se ti amo", a version with Italian lyrics by Daniele Pace.
- 1969: Julie London, on Yummy, Yummy, Yummy.
- 1969: Richard "Groove" Holmes, on Welcome Home
- 1969: *A Hebrew version, was recorded by Shula Chen (as "Bo Habayta" (Come Home), with Hebrew lyrics by Avinoam Koren), on the album Yours, Shula Chen.
- 1969: Sue Raney, on With A Little Help From My Friends
- 2000: Linus of Hollywood, on Your Favorite Record
- 2001: Jim Galloway, on Music Is My Life
- "Spanky And Our Gang - Sunday Mornin'". 45cat.com. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- "Take a Picture - Margo Guryan | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- Spanky and Our Gang, Like to Get to Know You, AllMusic, Retrieved March 14, 2012.
- Spanky and Our Gang's Chart Singles Discography, Musicvf.com, Retrieved March 14, 2012.
- Oliver Chart Singles Discography, Musicvf.com, Retrieved March 14, 2012.
- Billboard, 7 June 1969 (full-page BMI ad, p. 30)
- "Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell - Bobbie Gentry | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- "Music Is My Life - Jim Galloway | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- "Sunday Morning - Jim Galloway | Cover Songs". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- Sand, Benjamin (July 2013). "Steal Yr Face: Margo Guryan". Badsoundsmagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06.