"Summer Wind" as written by and Johnny/mayer Mercer....
The summer wind came blowin' in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the summer wind

Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin' by
The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky
Then softer than a piper man, one day it called to you
I lost you, I lost you to the summer wind

The autumn wind, and the winter winds they have come and gone
And still the days, those lonely days, they go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the summer wind
The summer wind
Warm summer wind
The summer wind


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"Summer Wind" as written by Henry Mayer Hans Bradtke

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    General Commentmountainjew, it's a different generation. i think it's really cool that some people are getting exposed to sinatra through the ataris. shows you how much music influences us.
    pilotvsplaneon July 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentokay I didn't even know the ataris had a song about "Summer Wind" until I was downloading Sinatra's after I found it...it's beautiful, and so much better than any one else has ever done, IMHO.
    jenshack21on September 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy grandpa loved sailing, and 23 years ago he bought a boat and at the time this was his favorite song in the whole world so he named his boat Summer Wind. Unfortunatly the same year he drowned off of the same boat. This is my all time favorite song because it reminds me of my grandpa and everytime I hear the part "I lost you to the summer wind" it gives me chills down my spine. it's just so weird that he named his boat after this song. I am now into sailing and I named my sailboat Summer Wind II.
    blaret08on January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI grew up listening to Sinatra (and Dean Martin) thru my father. I'm only 25 years old so I may not have the "credibility" to really talk about Sinatra...but I wanted to come here and just point out that if you add up ALL of the comments from ALL of Sinatra's songs on here then you won't pass 200. This is unfortunate, as Sinatra is a God, but also is probably the best example you'll find of a generation gap in music taste. I gaurantee that if all of the Sinatra fans from my father's and grandfather's generations were to post on this site...the servers would crash.
    Melekithon July 23, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is simply about a fleeting romance, a type of "the one that got away." While somewhat sad, it is a memory sweetly savored.
    calcayloron June 18, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing. I always wanted to hear it after I heard the song "Summer Wind Was Always Our Song" by the Ataris. Everyone should listen to Sinatra
    saves_the_day_girlon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song that means a lot to me...
    I think almost anyone can relate to it...I mean we've all been there, trusting someone with our hearts only to see our hopes dashed against the grindstone of our own foolishness. And that summer wind that helps to capture eyes and hearts...
    angelinclayon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOh my god you are right Saves the day girl. Summer wind is truly grand.
    imthecootieon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsame here, heard "summer wind was always our song" and had to know what it was all about!
    soimpossibleon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentme i was curious when listenning at looking back on taday by the ataris, "playing summer wind in the juebox of the bar we use to go...."
    SnowboardRockson August 04, 2002   Link

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