Emerald City (song)

"Emerald City" is a song by The Seekers telling of the singer's fictional visit to the Emerald City of L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Written by Kim Fowley and John Martin and recorded in 1967 for a Christmas release, it was revealed during The Seekers' 1993 reunion tour that John Martin was actually a nom-de-plume for The Seekers' very own Keith Potger. The tune is the "Lied an die Freude" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and reached #49 in the UK Charts in 1967.

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