And then we’ll move on, but we will remember long after Saturday’s gone


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Hi. Today I published a page on the song “Come Saturday Morning,” with music by Fred Karlin and words by Dory Previn. The song was first recorded by Liza Minnelli in 1968, and a recording by The Sandpipers was the theme song of the 1969 film The Sterile Cuckoo, released as Pookie in the UK and much of Western Europe, starring Ms. Minnelli. A separate recording by The Sandpipers became a top twenty hit in 1970.

Here’s are links to my latest page, which includes the complete film and 30+ selected recordings of “Come Saturday Morning”:

Recordings included in the page:

page 1 of 3 — recordings, 1969-1970 + the film

  • Liza Minnelli – from her album Come Saturday Morning, A&M Records SP 4164 (and SP4164), released on 26 January 1969; album recorded in August and November 1968


  • The Sandpipers — Liza Minnelli’s recording was not used in the The Sterile Cuckoo. Instead, multiple different recordings of the song by The Sandpipers are featured in the soundtrack, one or the other being played during the title sequence and periodically throughout the film, usually following a dramatic peak. Monush, p. 347, indicates that the opening sequence was shot in Ontario, California.


  • The Sandpipers — A different recording of the song, for A&M Records, became a hit single. The single was issued in October 1969 on A&M 1134, b/w “Pretty Flamingo,” and the recording also became the title song of the Sandpipers album A&M SP4262, SP-4262, released in August 1970.
  • Peter Nero — issued on 13 January 1970 on the single Columbia 4-45077, c/w “Maybe Tomorrow”; also included in the 1970 album I’ll Never Fall in Love Again — Peter Nero Plays the Great Love Songs of Today, Columbia CS 1009
  • Mark Lindsay — from his 1970 LP Silverbird, Columbia CA 30111
  • Tony Bennett — from his 1970 album Tony Bennett’s Something, (US) Columbia C 30280, (UK) CBS S 64217
  • Wayne Newton — from the 1970 LP The Long and Winding Road, Capitol Records ST-474
  • Bobbi Martin — from her 1970 album With Love, United Artists Records UAS 6755; featuring an arrangement by Lee Holdridge
  • Chet Baker — recorded, with orchestra arranged and conducted by Jerry Styner, at Sunwest Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, on 6 July 1970; released on the 1970 album Blood, Chet and Tears, Verve Records V6-8798
  • Roger Williams — from the 1970 LP Themes From Great Movies, Kapp Records ‎KS-3629
  • Ray Conniff and The Singers — from their 1970 album Love Story, Columbia C 30498
  • Mystic Moods Orchestra — from the 1970 LP Stormy Weekend Philips,  PHS 600-342
  • Les Troubadours — (French-lyric version “N’attends pas l’automne,” words by Boris Bergman) released in 1970 on the single (France) RCA Victor 49.077, b/w “Ceux qui n’ont pas encore 20 ans”

page 2 of 3 — recordings, 1971-2014

  • Percy Faith — from the 1971 album A Summer Place, (US) Harmony KH 30607
  • The Impossibles (Thai band) — from a 1971 rehearsal
  • Silver Creek Junior Chorus — from the 1971 LP Silver Creek Sings 1971
  • Scott Walker — from his 1972 album The Moviegoer, (UK) Philips 6308 127 (vinyl), 7108 076 (cassette)
  • Mary Ann Santi — from her 1973 LP A Time to Keep, Presque Isle Records HRS-42473


  • Woody Herman — from the 1974 LP Thundering Herd, (US) Fantasy F-9452; album recorded 2-4 January 1974 Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA; track arranged by Alan Broadbent
  • Apolinario Hiking Society — Come Saturday Morning/Without Her (Nilsson) medley, from the 1974 LP In Concert #$%*!?, (Philippines) Sunshine TSP-5194
  • Kalesa — recorded in 1978; members of the group were George Washington University students
  • Kimbo Children’s Music — piano solo; from the 2004 album Yoga For Kids, on the Kimbo Educational label
  • Rumer — from her 2010 CD single Aretha, (UK) Atlantic ATUK096CD, Warner Music UK Ltd. 5052498330928; also included on the 2015 CD compilation album B Sides & Rarities, Atlantic 825646139750
  • calikokat100 — published on YouTube, 3 September 2010
  • Paul Sonnenberg — solo, guitar and voice; recorded c. October 2011
  • mumd2003 — solo, guitar and voice; published on YouTube, 29 September 2012
  • edex7 — Come Saturday Morning/Without Her (Nilsson) medley; published on YouTube, 5 April 2013 — Sounds like it’s based on the Apo Hiking Society arrangement.
  • Puii (vocal) with music by Percy Faith (1971) — published on YouTube, 9 August 2013; slide show of photographs of Waujeongsa Temple, Yongin, South Korea
  • Phillip Sear — piano solo arrangement published in 1970; video published on YouTube, 27 October 2014

page 3 of 3 — recordings, 2015-2018 + selected links

  • Laura Garinger — ukulele and voice; published on YouTube, 3 July 2015
  • โชควสุพล คล้ายขำ (Google translation: Chok Vasupon Khokkum) — piano solo; published on YouTube, 7 November 2015
  • Agis Shaw — vocal, guitar, and recorder; published on YouTube, 3 November 2018


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