In The Summertime

Words & Music:

Mungo Jerry



In the summertime when the weather is high,

You can stretch right up and touch the sky.

         F                                                    C

When the weather's fine, you got women, you got women on your mind.

       G                    F                           C

Have a drink, have a drive, go out and see what you can find.


If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal,

If her daddy's poor, just do what you feel.

Speed along the lane, do a ton, or a ton and twenty-five.

When the sun goes down, you can make it, make it good in a lay-by.


We're no threat, people, we're not dirty, we're not mean.

We love everybody, but we do as we please.

When the weather is fine, we go fishing or go swimming in the sea.

We're always happy, life's for living, yeah, that's our philosophy.


Sing along with us, dee-dee-dee-dee-dee,

Da-da-da-da-da, yeah, we're hap-happy.

Da-da-da-da-dah... [scat to end of verse]


When the winter's here, yeah it's party time.

Bring a bottle, wear you're bright clothes, it'll soon be summertime.

And we'll sing again, we'll go drivin' or maybe we'll settle down.

If she's rich, if she's nice,

Bring your friends & we'll all go into town.


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