Summertime – and the livin' is easy…

Well – here it is the week of The Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a good week to chat about the joys of summer, and that is indeed exactly what we will be doing! Today it’s music and one of my favorite classic summertime songs. Tomorrow will be about the solstice itself. The rest of the week, well, you will just have to come and see for yourself! I will tell you, there is a NEW Community member joining our Land of Botaniumus this week – always exciting. {A hint: She’s has a bright and shiny disposition.}

My mom loves this song and would sing it to me as a baby. It must have a strong and very positive resonance for/with me, for I love it too.  In a very personal invitation, I invite you to enjoy it also. Since Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are 2 of my absolute favorites I choose this YouTube link so you too can listen to this classic summertime song! 

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Summertime  http://youtu.be/MIDOEsQL7lA
Here are the lyrics which I never had read fully until today!

George Gershwin – Summertime Lyrics 

Summertime,
And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high

Your daddy’s rich
And your mamma’s good lookin’
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry

One of these mornings
You’re going to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take to the sky

But till that morning
There’s a’nothing can harm you
With daddy and mamma standing by

Summertime,
And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high

Your daddy’s rich
And your mamma’s good lookin’
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry

4 thoughts on “Summertime – and the livin' is easy…”

  1. WOW. Thank you so much for the link. I’ll be humming “summertime” all through my work day, staying nice and mello and gentle, hopefully. It was nice “camping” with beauty and the beast. That just came to me and I’m just going to hit post before I think about it too much. Love ya

  2. Ella and Louie, Can’t think of anyone else i would rather hear sing “summer time” or almost anything else for that matter! Love the blog and look forward to reading more!

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