Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/15/18 BREAK

I should have waited until today to post about Mungo Jerry In the Summertime, which was number one in the UK 48years ago. As I think it fits the bill of having break.

It still sounds fantastically summery today. The lyric have a drink, have a drive is dated; let’s assume the driver is drinking coke or they are having iced frappacuni; that is a much nicer image than the image at the end of the drink drive advert it was used in.

So get those Frappuccino’s, hope you are in sun. Have a break and listen to Mungo Jerry. The picture is a milkshake from Cafe 200 degrees, Sheffield.

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In the Summertime

Mungo Jerry

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh

In the summertime when the weather is hot

You can stretch right up and touch the sky

When the weather’s fine

You got women, you got women on your mind

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 turn or return the twenty-five

When the sun goes down

You can make it, make it good and really fine

We’re not bad people

We’re not dirty, we’re not mean

We love everybody but we do as we please

When the weather’s fine

We go fishin’ or go swimmin’ in the sea

We’re always happy

Life’s for livin’ yeah, that’s our philosophy

Sing along with us

Dee dee dee-dee dee

Dah dah dah-dah dah

Yeah we’re hap-happy

Dah dah-dah

Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah

Dah-do-dah-dah-dah

Dah-dah-dah do-dah-dah

Alright ah

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh

When the winter’s here, yeah it’s party time

Bring your bottle, wear your 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 and we’ll all go into town

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh

In the summertime when the weather is hot

You can stretch right up and touch the sky

When the weather’s fine

You got women, you got women on your mind

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 turn or return the twenty-five

When the sun goes down

You can make it, make it good and really fine

We’re not bad people

We’re not dirty, we’re not mean

We love everybody but we do as we please

When the weather’s fine

We go fishin’ or go swimmin’ in the sea

We’re always happy

Life’s for livin’ yeah, that’s our philosophy

Sing along with us

Dee dee dee-dee dee

Dah dah dah-dah dah

Yeah we’re hap-happy

Dah dah-dah

Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah

Dah-do-dah-dah-dah

Songwriters: Ray Dorset

This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time

Can you even believe another week has gone by? I can’t. I keep making plans on the weekend to blog during the week, but then before I even know it, the week is over and I’m here writing my weekly SLS theme post again. I suppose if I just keep this one thing going on my blog, that will be enough until I can figure out what else to do with it. Hopefully you will be patient with me.

I’ve been watching a lot of tennis and soccer (sorry, football) this week. There have been some crazy games played! My favorite person/team didn’t always win, but I’m not unhappy with the men’s tennis finals, how the women’s finals ended up and also the final teams in the World Cup. I was hoping for Belgium and Croatia, but I will settle for one of them playing. I really did feel bad…

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One Hit Wonders #16: “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry (Pye Records 1970)

Apparently this song was number 1 in the UK 48 years ago today. It still sounded good outside in the sunon the radio today.

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British band Mungo Jerry soared to Number One on the pop charts not just here in America, but all over the world with their joyous skiffle-rock ode to summer fun “In The Summertime”:

Mungo Jerry at the time of their smash success were Ray Dorset (vocals, guitar), Colin Earl (piano), Mike Cole (bass), and Paul King (banjo, jug). Members came and went rapidly, but Dorset was always the one constant. The huge international success of “In The Summertime” led to a U.S. tour, and though the Jerries never scored another hit, “In The Summertime” remains a perennial on Classic Rock radio, especially at this time of year.

Something I always wondered was where on Earth did they come up with the name Mungo Jerry. So I did some intense research (ok, I looked it up on their Wikipedia page) and discovered the band was named after a poem in T.S…

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Where is home?

HOME is the prompt of this week’s 6 word story.

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I consider myself to have two homes. There is my home where I live in Sheffield. Then there is Home where I grew up. I consider the town of Scunthorpe to be home. I follow Scunthorpe United in too ball. Specifically my parent’s home is mine. They live in house I grew up in so it is still my home rather than myself being a guest.

Today I started in Sheffield, with a walk in Hillsborough Park where there is Tramlines next weekend.

I then got a train to Scunthorpe. The train station midway between my two homes is Doncaster.

#6wordstory Challenge 14Jul 2018 – 19Jul 2018

# SixWordStoryChallenge is a prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT, either on this site or that of fellow blogger https://kirstwrites.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/haunted-coast-35/. Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd are selected by 24 hours of voting following Thursday / Friday and announced on Friday.

See what you can come up with, and enter your six word story in the comments below.

Following on from Kirsty’s post last week talking about Expectation for England’s football team, this week in England there has been a lot of talk of Football’s coming home. Of course the team are coming home after the weekend in either third or four place not first or second.

As well as entering your story, I would like to know where you are based as my prompt is …..

HOME

So evidently England is home for me. Specifically I live in Sheffield. But I also consider my parents near Scunthorpe where I’m heading today, HOME.

So how does it work?

1. Leave your story in the comments until Thursday 9.30pm GMT

2. Like, comment & engage with other authors

3. On Thursday, I publish a poll – and this is the important bit – don’t forget to come back and vote for your favourite!

4. Bask in glory if you’re a winner.

Never tried microfiction before?

Never fear, help is at hand. You can get a few more hints and tips about writing six word stories here.

Can I share my story?

Of course – in fact, please do! The more people who take part in this weekly challenge, the merrier. Tell your story and inspire others to have a go. Write a blog post, send me a pingback, share your six word story on social media or reblog this post to encourage your own followers to take part. There are various different hashtags floating round t’internet, so you can use any of these to reach a wider audience – #SixWordStoryChallenge #6words #sixwordstory #microfiction #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting. The most common one we’re using at the moment is #SixWordStoryChallenge, so linking up to that hashtag should help you connect with other participants.

How is the winner chosen?

I close entry to the Six Word Story Challenge on Thursday and open a poll which remains open for 24hrs. Anybody and everybody is invited to vote in this poll, the winner is the story with the most votes at 9pm on Friday. Simples!

Click through to this page to read the full rules of the challenge.

Good luck! Remember to share your entry on social media using the sharing buttons below! Let’s tell everyone about our challenge, the more the merrier! and don’t forget – use the hashtag#SixWordStoryChallenge.