SummerSoon the summer solstice will bring summer officially start summer for the northern hemisphere. Sounds of summer are filling our neighborhood – children riding bikes, playing ball, splashes at the pool.

Songs about summer fill mind. The 2000 Borders CD “Summer Fun” is one of my favorites of the season. It has classics including:

  • Heatwave – Martha Reeves
  • We’ll Sing in the Sunshine – Gale Garnett
  • Beach Baby – First Class

Other summer songs for me are:

  • Summertime
  • Wipe Out
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Summer Nights
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Good Vibrations

Woody Guthrie and folk songs are a big favorite of mine (maybe because in my childhood we sang many songs during summer vacations)

  • This Land is Your Land
  • Riding in My Car
  • Buffalo Gals
  • Grassy Grass Grass
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • Put Your Finger in the Air
  • John Brown’s Body

Paddling into SummerAs a teen, I learned to canoe at Girl Scout Camp. It was a relaxing, social yet quiet way to take in the world. It so happens  Canoe Day is June 26th. A few paddling songs are:

  • Boy and a Girl and a Little Canoe
  • Dip, Dip and swing
  • Paddling Madeline Home

What songs does summer bring to your mind?


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