Hey music lovers, hope you’re enjoying your summer! With school children and Congress on Summer vacation (is there a difference?), it’s a perfect time to celebrate the season. So this week’s theme is all about Summer, vacations and relaxing.

So kick back in your lounge chair with a tropical drink and bask in the warmth of Summer songs…

Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald

Vacation – The Go-Gos

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

Kokomo – The Beach Boys

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PatsyT
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Summer would be a great time for a concert like this…
I am so sad that we do not have this genius today, as well as John Lennon.
We really need the artists to step up and call out the S#!t
I wonder if MJ was targeted because he made a case for peace.
I would not put anything past the military machine.
httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buCdGwH2Efc

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PatsyT
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Just look at those crowds,
The pro military folks don’t like seeing all of those young people embracing peace

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AdLib
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Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
https://youtu.be/n6j4TGqVl5g

I Can See Clearly – Jimmy Cliff
https://youtu.be/0jsw_r0hILQ

California Sun – The Ramones
https://youtu.be/1Z9iUdiS3hI

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MurphTheSurf3
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Sorry….the link for the Swimming Song should be

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Kalima
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Murph, if you don’t add “youtube” your link will not work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuz5TKzaJoE. Then add the “v”.

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MurphTheSurf3
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Thanks, again.

I added the “v” after http in my previous effort. So it read….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= fuz5TKzaJoE

with no break between the “v=” and “fuz” . If I drop that space is that the proper formula? P.S. Do you know anything about the edit function not working?

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AdLib
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You got it, Murph! The issue in the second instance was the accidental deletion of “youtube” from the URL. I just added it back in and you’ll see the embedding worked in that comment as well.

Thanks for the heads up on the edit comment function. Try it now, it should be working properly.

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MurphTheSurf3
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One more. A banjo piece!

The Swimming Song
by Loudon Wainwright

This summer I went swimming,
This summer I might have drowned
But I held my breath and I kicked my feet
And I moved my arms around, I moved my arms around.

This summer I swam in the ocean,
And I swam in a swimming pool,
Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes,
I’m a self-destructive fool, i’m a self-destructive fool.

This summer I did the backstroke
And you know that’s not all
I did the breast stroke and the butterfly
And the old Australian crawl, the old Australian crawl.

This summer I swam in a public place
And a reservoir, to boot,
At the latter I was informal,
At the former I wore my suit, I wore my swimming suit.

This summer I did swan dives
And jackknifes for you all
And once when you weren’t looking
I did a cannonball, I did a cannonball.

This summer I went swimming,
This summer I might have drowned
But I held my breath and I kicked my feet
And I moved my arms around, I moved my arms around.

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MurphTheSurf3
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50 of the Best Summer Songs of All Time from Rolling Stones
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/best-summer-songs-of-all-time-20130701

One of my favorites…California Girls…..

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MurphTheSurf3
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DEi0hqaYs

The Jamies 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

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