Monday, April 16, 2007

Summertime.. life is good

Summertime, and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh! Your Daddy's rich and your Ma is good lookin'
So, hush little baby, don't you cry . . .

One of these mornin's you're gonna rise up singin'
Then you'll spread your wings, and you'll take to the sky
But 'till that mornin' there's a nothin' can harm you,
with Daddy and Mammy standin' by . . .

But 'till that mornin' there's a nothin' can harm you,
with Daddy and Mammy standin' by . . .

1 comment:

Hannah said...

This is quite a random link. But it makes me think of the 'we shall overcome' song. I first heard on my dad's Springsteen CD 'The Seeger Sessions', an album of covers of Pete Seeger songs, from that wondrous time of the civil rights movement.

The song conjures vivid images of the cottonfields, and the sun shining high, and the strength of the people working as slaves, singing their slow song 'darlin', here, in my heart/I do believe/ we shall overcome/one day'.