"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)" as written by John Edmund Andrew Phillips and Paul Hutsch....
If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

All across the nation such a strange vibration
People in motion
There's a whole generation with a new explanation
People in motion people in motion

For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there


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"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" as written by John Edmund Andrew Phillips

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    General CommentHI all...

    my first entry on this page goes to this song. i am relly shocked that nobody has yet commented this great song.

    This is a song full of memories. For ME the song has nothing to do with the 68' movement or San Fransisco at all.
    When i listen to this song, i remember a very great time in my life with a friend i never will forget.
    THX Scott McKenzie for this great song!
    Hofion April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song always reminds me of getting home in the car on a sunday night when i was little cos it was one of those oldies my dad always played when he was driving. and now whenever i listen to it i get this image of a bunch of hippies coming together in san francisco... or something. and it makes me want to go to san francisco.
    bleep!on May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBEAUTIFUL.
    shewouldnton September 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen i hear this song this is what comes to mind....
    hippies (with flowers in their hair), lots of weed, rainbows(?)
    just a peaceful gathering of mellow people.......god, i want to be there. this song will usually get me out of a bad mood, cause it's really relaxing.
    mryjaneon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to go to san francisco!
    elizavetaon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti adore this song! this summer is the 40th anniversary of the summer of love (1967) when this song was released... and this song will not only remind me of a greater time in the history of the united states... but hopefully creates an image and a journey for myself as a teen and helps me connect back with the peace loving radical ideas of that era... i hope my summer of love will be close to any expierience that anyone went through in the real summer of love :o) .... im leaving to california in 2 weeks.... and im going to san francisco to wear flowers in my hair.. haight-ashbury here i come
    liveformusic420on June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song makes me want to go..
    audioslave48195on July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttis song is so beautiful. everyone knows what it is about, the lyrics is simple, but i get sentimental when i listen it. i want to be in 1967 and be-in.. ;) all those psychedelics, peace, flowers and love.. beautiful. people was so united and peaceful, and music then was so spiritual and powerful. i can't express how much i like this song. :)

    and after i have listened to this song, i want to go to San Francisko, of course :)
    kristapson January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere's a rap song by the name of SF Anthem by Traxamillion that incorporates this song for its old-time ambient sound
    danny_v03on August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHey, I lived in that time. I still ache for those days, the softness, the sweetness. Those memories are still alive. And a girl named Carrie. This song brings her back so powerfully. Tear in my eye right now. God, where is she?
    Rick3540on August 16, 2008   Link

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