Come Saturday Morning (song)

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"Come Saturday Morning"
Single by The Sandpipers
from the album The Sterile Cuckoo
B-side"Pretty Flamingo"
ReleasedOctober 1969
Songwriter(s)Fred Karlin, Dory Previn
Producer(s)Allen Stanton
The Sandpipers singles chronology
"Hurry to Me"
"Come Saturday Morning"
"Santo Domingo"

"Come Saturday Morning" is a popular song with music by Fred Karlin and lyrics by Dory Previn, published in 1969.


It was first performed by The Sandpipers on the soundtrack of the 1969 film The Sterile Cuckoo starring Liza Minnelli. The Sandpipers also included the song on their 1970 album, Come Saturday Morning. In 1970, "Come Saturday Morning" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, losing to "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

The Sandpipers' recording, issued with "Pretty Flamingo" as the B-side, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1969, remaining in the chart for eight weeks and peaking at #83 in January 1970 and also lasting 13 weeks on the Easy Listening chart and peaking at #9. The single, reissued with "To Put Up with You" as the B-side, re-entered both charts in April 1970, when it spent an additional 12 weeks on the Hot 100, peaking at #17 in June, and an additional 11 weeks on the Easy Listening chart, peaking at #5.[1] The song also peaked at number 78 in Australia, becoming the group's only charting release in that territory.[2]

Other recordings include[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The song is heard in the episode "Diggs (The Simpsons)" as a guest character, Diggs (voiced by Daniel Radcliffe), a falconer, is having fun with Bart and the falcon.

The Sandpipers' variation is also heard in a Baby Songs 1991 video spinoff called "Baby Rock".[4]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 214.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 264. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ Allmusic review