In the Good Old Summertime


(Melody by George Evans, 1902, Lyrics by Ren Shields)

1. There’s a time in each year
That we always hold dear,
Good old summer time;
With the birds and the trees-es,
And sweet scented breezes,
Good old summer time,
When you day’s work is over
Then you are in clover,
And life is one beautiful rhyme,
No trouble annoying,
Each one is enjoying,
The good old summer time.

In the good old summer time,
In the good old summer time,
Strolling thro’ the shady lanes
With your baby mine;
You hold her hand and she holds yours,
And that’s a very good sign
That she’s your tootsie wootsie
In the good old summer time.
To swim in the pool,
You’d play “hooky” from school,
Good old summer time;

2. You’d play “ring-a-rosie”
With Jim, Kate and Josie,
Good old summer time,
Those days full of pleasure
We now fondly treasure,
When we never thought it a crime
To go stealing* cherries,
With face brown as berries,
Good old summer time.
*Idea: change to “eating”

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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