SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME SUM SUM SUMMERTIME

Summertime! When all the leaves and trees are green … and the red bird sings, I’ll be blue …

The Jamies were an American singing group
Single Released in 1958
Chart : Peaked at No.26 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1958

There’s a long, interesting history of “Summertime” and its historic relationship to Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox. Possibly the oldest tradition in baseball! 

Sherm Feller, who wrote Summertime, Summertime was an old pal of Garry’s as well as the public address announcer at Fenway Park for many years. He was known for playing the song regularly over the speakers at the park.

Read all about Sherm Feller and his song …

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Summertime, Summertime Lyrics


It’s 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
It’s summertime…

Well no more studying history
And no more reading geography
And no more dull geometry
Because it’s 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 are you comin or are you ain’t
You slow-pokes are my one complaint
Hurry up before I faint
It’s summertime

Well I’m so happy that I could flip
Oh how I’d love to take a trip
I’m sorry teacher but zip your lip
Because it’s 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,
It’s summertime

And every night we’ll have a dance
Cause what’s a vacation without romance
Oh man this jive has me in a trance
Because it’s 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
It’s summertime

It’s summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime

It’s summertime!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

18 thoughts on “SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME SUM SUM SUMMERTIME”

    1. It was written by that announcer at Fenway Park. I didn’t know this until Garry told me … not all that long ago, actually. I always liked it as a kid because we could all sing it. It’s a great kid’s song.

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    2. Sherm Feller, the song creator, was a fabled character around Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, Mrs. Swiss.
      He sat in the ballpark announcer’s booth, in a crumpled shirt and baggy pants, drinking libation out of paper cups and regaling a lucky few with wonderful anecdotes about America’s National Pastime and its legendary heroes.
      I was one of the lucky few.

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      1. Sounds like an interesting guy. Unfortunately I do not have a clue about American ball games, although I played rounders at school (sort of similar to baseball). I will have to ask No. 2 son – he once explained to me the principles of American football and would even watch the super bowl, staying up all night with his friends.

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        1. Baseball is less of a war game than football. Baseball is slower, requiring more skill and speed than brute strength. It’s the only sport I find relaxing (usually). It’s not quite as slow as cricket, but a LOT slower than basketball or hockey or soccer. It’s not as popular as it used to be, probably because is IS slower and less brutal. The world is changing … but not baseball. Baseball remains the same. Good!

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