Covers – Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues was wriiten by Eddie Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart. It was released in 1958 and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

I’m a-gonna raise a fuss
I’m a-gonna raise a holler
About workin’ all summer
Just-a trying to earn a dollar

Every time I call my baby
Try to get a date
My boss says “No dice, son
You gotta work late”

Sometimes I wonder
What I’m-a gonna do
But there ain’t no cure
For the summertime blues

Well my mama and papa told me
“Son, you gotta make some money
If you wanna use the car
To go a-ridin’ next Sunday”

Well, I didn’t go to work
Told the boss I was sick
“You can’t use the car
‘Cause you didn’t work a lick”

Sometimes I wonder
What I’m-a gonna do
But there ain’t no cure
For the summertime blues

I’m gonna take two weeks
Gonna have a fine vacation
I’m gonna take my problem
To the United Nations

Well, I called my congressman
And he said, quote:
“I’d like to help you, son
But you’re too young to vote”

Sometimes I wonder
What I’m-a gonna do
But there ain’t no cure
For the summertime blues

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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