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Davy Jones in 2012.
Following the passing of Monkees’ star Davy Jones this week, a tape of one of his final recordings has surfaced.
TMZ uncovered this short clip of a lullaby-like song, recorded several months ago by the singer-songwriter. The piece is from a children’s television show called “Shushybye” which premieres in May on BabyFirst TV, a DirecTV network.
The song offers a simple anecdote about the world of dreamland, as the late English musician sings in his classically soothing voice, “Here's my wish, my wish for what I want my dream to be. The star will bring you to the dreamery. Just for me, just for me."
“Shushybye” is a new television show, set in the world of the clouds, where residents of the celestial town make dreams and store them in boxes.
Show creator and songwriter Steve Syatt tweeted about Jones’ passing, “Deeply saddened by the loss of Davy Jones at too young an age. He sang a Shushybye song and I had a memorable recording session with him.”
News of Jones’ death broke earlier this week, with a Florida medical examiner’s office confirming the cause to be a heart attack. Known mostly for his role in The Monkees and their chart-topping hits like “Daydream Believer,” the singer was 66 at his passing.
This newly discovered children’s tune, while innocent, leaves a lasting impression of the singer’s consistent quality of sound.
“Unmistakably Davy...beautiful,” comments Wash. Hts. Girl on TMZ.
“What a beautiful song. It made me cry,” adds Jamie. “Oh Davy, we will all miss you so much.”
Did Davy Jones still have that vocal magic? Listen to the song below and tell us what you think on Facebook.