Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July


Turning the calendar page to July reminded me of the angst and anticipation I felt as a young school aged boy. The steel mill where my father worked would close for two weeks every July for facility maintenance. This meant we would be again returning to Canada, to what I considered a paradise.

Turning the calendar to July always brings back these memories for me, every year. Another summer bellwether for me is a song. It is a song that has been around since 1957 and it seems that I hear it only once a year, but it is a song of revelry and celebration for the summer and how it’s really OK to play and enjoy yourself.

The song is by the Jamies and I’m sure few of you have ever heard their name, but I’m sure you’ve heard this song. Click the blue hyper text below to hear it.

Happy Summer everyone!

If you want to sing along:

Its summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime...

Well shut them books and throw em away
Say goodbye to dull school days
So come on and change your ways
Its summertime...

Well no more studying history
And no more reading geography
And no more dull geometry
Because its summertime

Its time to head straight for them hills
Its time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular free-for-all

Well are you comin or are you ain`t
You slow-pokes are my one complaint
Hurry up before I faint
Its summertime

Well Im so happy that I could flip
Oh how Id love to take a trip
Im sorry teacher but zip your lip
Because its summertime

It`s time to head straight for them hills
It`s time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular free for all

Well we`ll go swimmin every day
No time to work just time to play
If your folks complain just say,
Its summertime

And every night we`ll have a dance
Cause whats a vacation without romance
Oh man this jive has me in a trance
Because its summertime

It`s time to head straight for them hills
It`s time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball A regular free for all
Its summertime

Its summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime

8 Comments:

Anonymous Auntie said...

wow, gettin' your oldie's groove on, huh?

5:48 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Yer right... haven't heard that one in awhile. And certainly not in it's entirety. Now and then someone uses it in a commercial jingle and brings it back. Music was so much simpler and more direct back then, wasn't it?

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and here's another oldy moldy goldy from outta the grooveyard!!



comes summer
School is out, oh happy day
Here comes summer
I'm gonna grab my girl and run away
Here comes summer
We'll go swimmin' every day
Oh, let the sun shine bright on my happy summer home

Well, school's not so bad but summer's better
It gives me more time to see my girl
Walks through the park 'neath the shiny moon
When we kiss, she makes my flattop curl

It's summer
I feel her lips so close to mine
Here comes summer
When we meet our hearts entwine
It's the greatest
Let's have summer all the time
Oh let the sun shine bright on my happy summer home



Here comes summer
Almost June the sun is bright
Here comes summer
Drive-in movies every night
Double features
Lots more time to hold her tight
Oh let the sun shine bright on my happy summer home

Well I wanna hold my girl beside me
Sit by the lake 'til one or two
Go for a drive in the summer moonlight
Dream of a love, the whole night through

It's summer
She'll be with me ev'ry day
Here comes summer
Meet the gang at Joe's Cafe
If she's willing
We'll go steady right away
Oh let the sun shine bright on my happy summer home
(Oh let the sun shine bright...)
Well here comes summer time at last!

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Ginger said...

Happy Canada Day-eh!

7:21 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Auntie, it's a summertime groove.

Darev, that was considered a Doo Whop tune, though it did have a harpsichord in the background.

Anon, I couldn't fit a tune with the words. Who did it?

Ginger, Oh yeah, I love my Canadians, though Moose and Dalia are the only two visiting lately. Beth is at the lake and Trish is having some sort of weirdness in her life. There are a few west coast Canadians who check in daily, but the never comment. But that's OK, and very Canadian. Anyway, thanks for the reminder. I love you Canadians.

5:35 AM  
Blogger g said...

reminds me way back when, there was a k-tel tv commercial that had that song. followed by neil sedaka.

comma comma down duby doo dow dow, comma comma down duby doo dow dow...

i can't remember what happened yesterday but ask me about any k-tel commercial...way too much tv as a kid.

8:04 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

g, I too have loads of stuff I wish I could forget.

9:47 PM  
Blogger g said...

please don't. your memory helps me with mine!

6:25 PM  

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