Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Friday, November 02, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG

 
 
 
 
 
Summertime Blues
I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
About a-workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, try to get a date
My boss says, "no dice son, you gotta work late"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
Well, my mom and pop told me, "son, you gotta make some money"
If you want to use the car to go ridin' next Sunday
Well, I didn't go to work, told the boss I was sick
"Well, you can't use the car 'cause you didn't work a lick"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
I'm gonna take two weeks, gonna have a fine vacation
I'm gonna take my problem to the United Nations
Well, I called my congressman and he said "whoa!"
"I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
 
Songwriters: Eddie Cochran / Jerry Neal Capehart
Summertime Blues lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

13 comments:

  1. I am out of the loop on this artist...totally.

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    1. Most of the songs that I post are from the fifties.

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  2. I keep waiting for you to throw out a song or artist I don't know. So far we are batting 100%.

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    1. OK now you've given me a challenge :)

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  3. Cool! They don't make 'em like that anymore.

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    1. I picked Songs that I remember fondly

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    1. The last stanza always makes me laugh.

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  5. I do appreciate this one--- there are parts I've never been able to understand from the time it first came out!

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    1. I try to sing along with my favorite artists but they never get the words right:-)

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  6. I like the cover version by Blue Cheer from the late 60's, but the original had quite a bit of funkiness to it.

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    1. I will look for that version. Never heard of Blue Cheer.

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  7. I love love love just about everything Eddie Cochran recorded.

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