Summer Song, from “The Real Ambassadors” (1961)


Summer Song

from The Real Ambassadors

1961 | 3 min (arr. 6 min)
Lyrics by Iola Brubeck
Music by Dave Brubeck

Arrangements

Arranged for SATB choir by Dan Coates (1963)

Arranged for Orchestra, Orchestra & Jazz Combo, and Jazz Quartet by Darius Brubeck | 6 min
Jazz Combo Orchestration: 22+ca.2+bcl.1/4331/2perc/str
Listen Here: https://www.deezer.com/en/album/65107442

Lyrics


Love, to me, is like a summer day
Silent ’cause, there’s just too much to say
Still, and warm, and peaceful,
Even clouds that may drift by
Can’t disturb our summer sky

I’ll take summer, that’s my time of year
Winter’s shadow, seems to disappear
Gay is swanny season,
That’s the reason I can say
That I love a summer day

I hear laughter, from the swimming hole
Kids out fishin’, with the willow pole
Boats come driftin’, round the bend
Why must summer, ever end…

Love, to me, is like a summer day
If it ends, the memories will stay
Still, and warm, and peaceful,
Now the days are getting long
I can sing my summer song

I hear laughter, from the swimmin’ hole
Kids out fishin’, with the willow pole
Boats come driftin’, round the bend
Why must summer, ever end…

Oh, love to me, is like a summer’s day
If it ends, the memories will stay
Still, and warm, and peaceful
Now the days are getting long
I can sing, my summer song
© Dave Brubeck Music