"Summertime Blues" as written by and Eddie/capehart Cochran....
Well, I'm gonna raise a fuss
I'm gonna raise a holler
'Bout workin' all summer
Just to try to earn a dollar
Well, I went to the bossman
Tried to get a break
But the boss said 'No dice, son,
You gotta work late'

Sometimes I wonder what am I gonna do
'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Well, my Mom and Poppa told me
Son, you gotta earn some money
If you want to use the car
To go riding next Sunday
Well, I didn't go to work
I told the boss I was sick
He said 'You can't use the car
'Cause you didn't work a lick'

Sometimes I wonder what am I gonna do
There ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Gonna take two weeks
Gonna have a fine vacation
Gonna take my problem
To the United Nations
Well' I went to my congressman
He said 'quote'
'I'd like to help you son,
But you're too young to vote'

Sometimes I wonder what am I gonna do
'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues


Lyrics submitted by kfe2

"Summertime Blues [Live]" as written by Jerry Neal Capehart Eddie Cochran

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    General CommentThis song has been covered by many different artists (incl. The Who). But this is my personal favorite version.
    kfe2on February 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbtw it was originally recorded by Eddie Cochran in the late 50's
    kfe2on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBlue Cheer also cavered it but this one is way better
    the walrus67on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Beach Boys and Rush also covered it.
    EveryMnon January 30, 2007   Link

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