"Summertime Dream" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
Where the road runs down but the butternut grove
To old Bill Skinner's stream
Do tell at the noonday bell
It's time for a summertime dream
In a lunch pail town in a one horse way
You can live like a king and queen
Let's steal away in the noonday sun
It's time for a summertime dream

Birds in all creation will be twitterin' in the trees
And down below's a pond I know
You can swim in it if you please
And if you come 'round when the mill shuts down
You can see what chivalry means
Let's steal away in the noonday sun
It's time for a summertime dream

On a trip on down to wonderland
In love among the flowers
Where time gets lost with no straw boss
Tallyin' up the hours
Where the road runs down by the butternut grove
To old Bill Skinner's stream
Do tell at the noonday bell
It's time for a summertime dream

Birds in all creation will be twitterin' in the trees
And down below's a pond I know
You can swim in it if you please
And if you come 'round when the mill shuts down
You can see what chivalry means
Let's steal away in the noonday sun
It's time for a summertime dream


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"Summertime Dream" as written by Gordon Lightfoot

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    General Comment NO comments?! Wow this is an awesome song, I guess the
    Gordon fans are kinda out of their element on a computer!
    hahaha, anyway I love Gordons imagery. This song is so
    playful and sweet. It's only second to The "Wherefor and
    The Why" which is an all-time fav.!

    O and this song is too self explainatory to interpret.
    Read it I think you'll be able to follow! lolz
    Udahoon August 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song was my introduction to Gordon Lightfoot. Watched an old SNL from the 70s and he was the musical guest and performed this song. I was immediately taken away by its simplicity and beauty. The lyrics evoke a really special, romantic imagery and I feel like the song's meaning is pretty straightforward. Needless to say I will be exploring more of Lightfoot's catalog.
    weezadamon February 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAs I recall, this song came out about the same time as "Afternoon Delight," by the Starland Vocal Band. Though musically very different, either song reminds me of the other. (I have to admit here, the first time I heard the other song, I thought it was an extended commercial for some kind of beverage. Honest! Ha-ha...)
    Hipnoticedon April 03, 2016   Link

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