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May 14, 2012

Chad & Jeremy - A Summer Song (1964)

Composed of Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde, this English folk rock duo began in 1960 and had seven hit songs reach the Top 40 from 1964 to 1966. At one point, they applied for American citizenship, but canceled the process after being informed citizenship would make them eligible for getting drafted into America’s Vietnam Conflict. The duo released psychedelic albums in 1967 and ’68, but they sold poorly and they split up. After a reunion in the ‘80s, they got together again in 2003 and continue to perform to this day.

This song was the duo’s second hit song, released ten months after their first and most well-known hit “Yesterday’s Gone”. There were two versions of the song: the UK version and the US version. The UK version opened with only Chad singing, while the US version featured both artists singing at the same time throughout the song. Although not a hit in the UK, it reached number seven in the US, the duo’s best ranking of any release they put out.

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Chad & Jeremy - A Summer Song (1964)

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Lyrics:

Trees swayin' in the summer breeze
Showin' off their silver leaves
As we walked by
Soft kisses on a summer's day
Laughing all our cares away
Just you and I

Sweet, sleepy warmth of summer nights
Gazing at the distant lights
In the starry sky

They say that all good things must end someday
Autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know that it hurts me so
To say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go
No, no, no, no

And when the rain
Beats against my window pane
I'll think of summer days again
And dream of you

They say that all good things must end someday
Autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know that it hurts me so
To say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go
No, no, no, no

And when the rain
Beats against my window pane
I'll think of summer days again
And dream of you
And dream of you

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