San Francisco by Scott McKenzie

San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) is sung by Scott McKenzie. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

San Francisco by Scott McKenzie


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song: San Francisco
  • Album: The Voice of Scott McKenzie
  • Date of release: May 13, 1967
  • Genre: Psychedelic pop
  • Lenght of the song: 2 minutes and 58 seconds.
  • Writer: John Phillips
  • Produced by: Lou Adler, and John Phillips

Interesting information about the song

McKenzie's version of the song has been called "the unofficial anthem of the counterculture movement of the 1960s." The song is credited with bringing thousands of young people to San Francisco, California, during the late 1960s. It ssays:

If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair

The video

Official Music Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • If you come to San Francisco,
    Summertime will be a love-in there.
  • For those who come to San Francisco,
    Summertime will be a love-in there.
  • You're gonna (going to) meet some gentle people there.

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here