Although the lyrics of this tune are actually a little sad, you’d never know it from the good time everyone is having in this video.
Written by Cat Stevens in 1967 this tune was quickly picked up by an English group called The Tremeloes. Decades later it was covered again by the group performing here, The Mavericks.
As noted above the lyrics of this tune are actually a little sad, so just ignore them in this hard-driving, over-the-top rendition.
I love The Mavericks’ eclectic blend of country, Tex-Mex rockabilly, and ska horn sounds overlaid with the vocal punch of lead singer Raul Malo.