Coverafbeelding The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent - Summer Time

The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent

Summer Time

  • Statistieken
  •   5 weken
  •   23 piekpositie
  •   55 punten
  •   1972

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk



Songtekst

SONGTEKST SUMMERTIME

Its summertime, and living is easy
The fish are jumping and the cotton is high
Your daddy's rich and your momma's good looking
Won't you hush pretty baby, don't you cry

One of these mornings, you're gonna wake up singing
Than you're gonna spread you're wings, and take to the sky
But 'till that morning, ain't nothing, nothing gonna harm you
With your mommy and daddy, they're standin' by

Its summertime, and living is easy
The fish are jumping and the cotton is high
Your daddy's rich and your momma's good looking
Won't you hush pretty baby, don't you cry


SONGTEKST SHE'S NOT THERE

Well, no one told me about her
The way she lied
Well, no one told me about her
How many people cried

But, it's too late to say you're sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don't bother trying to find her
She's not there!

Well, let me tell you about the way she looked
The way she acted, and the color of her hair
Her voice is soft and cool
Her eyes are clear and bright
But she's not there...

Well, no one told me about her
What could I do
Well, no one told me about her
Though they all knew

Well, it's too late to say you're sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don't bother trying to find her
She's not there....

Well, let me tell you about the way she looked
The way she acted, and the color of her hair
Her voice is soft and cool
Her eyes are clear and bright
But she's not there...

[Musical Break]

But, it's too late to say you're sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don't bother trying to find her
She's not there...

Well, let me tell you about the way she looked
The way she acted, and the color of her hair
Her voice is soft and cool
Her eyes are clear and bright
But she's not there...


SONGTEKST TELL HER NO

And if she should tell you "come closer"
And if she tempts you with her charms
Tell her no no no no no-no-no-no
No no no no no-no-no-no
No no no no no
Don't hurt me now for her love belongs to me

And if she should tell you "I love you", whoa whoa
And if she tempts you with her charms
Tell her no no no no no-no-no-no
No no no no no-no-no-no
Don't let her love from your arms
Oh oh oh oh
Don't hurt me now for her love belongs to me

I know she's the kind of girl
Who'd throw my love away
But I still love her so
Don't hurt me now, don't hurt me now

And if she tells you "I love you", whoa
Just remember she said that to me
Tell her no no no no no-no-no-no
No no no no no-no-no-no
Don't take her love from my arms
Oh oh oh oh oh
Don't leave me now for her love belongs to me

Songinformatie

"Summertime" is een aria uit de opera Porgy and Bess (1935). Het lied groeide vanaf het einde van de jaren 1930 uit tot een klassieker onder zowel jazz-, blues- als popliefhebbers. "Summertime" werd geschreven door George Gershwin (muziek) en DuBose Heyward (tekst). De tekst is gedeeltelijk ontleend aan de traditional "All my trials." Het nummer is door vele artiesten op de plaat gezet. In de Top 40 stonden - naast deze uitvoering - 3 uitvoeringen: Billy Stewart (1966), Brainbox (1969) en The Shake Spears (1978). Daarnaast stond het nummer nog enkele keren in verschillende uitvoeringen in de Tipparade. The Zombies namen hun versie op in 1964 maar het nummer werd pas een hit In de Top 40 van 1968. In dat zelfde jaar werd de groep (tijdelijk) ontbonden.

Trivia

In 1964 vormde Colin samen met toetsenist Rod Argent, gitarist Paul Atkinson, bassist Chris White en drummer Hugh Grundy de band The Zombies. De bekendste hits waren "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", "Summertime" en "Time of the Season". Na het uiteenvallen van de band in 1968 begon Colin aan zijn solocarrière. Vanaf 1990 zijn The Zombies weer regelmatig bij elkaar en hebben ze ook cd's met nieuw materiaal opgenomen.
ArtiestThe Zombies,
Colin Blunstone,
Rod Argent
 A-kant
Titel Summer time
Lengte 02'15
Componist(en) George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward
Producer(s) Ken Jones
 B-kant
Titel She's not there ; Tell her no
Lengte 02'24 & 02'03
Componist(en) Rod Argent
Producer(s) B1 Russ Ballard & Rod Argent & Ken Jones B2 Russ Ballard & Ken Jones
Platenlabel Decca
Catalogusnr 6103 041
Hoogste positie UK A-kant - B-kant 12 & 42
Hoogste positie US A-kant - B-kant 2 & 6
Album The Zombies


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