"Summertime Blues" as written by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Neal Capehart....
Well, I'm gonna raise a fuss
I'm gonna raise a holler
About a working all summer
Just to try to earn a dollar
Well, time I called my baby
Try to get a date
My boss says, no dice son
You gotta work late
Sometimes I wonder
What I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure
For the summertime blues

Oh, well my Mom and Poppa told me, son
You gotta make some money
If you want to use the car
To go ridin' next Sunday
Well I didn't go to work
Told the boss I was sick
Well you can't use the car
Cause you didn't work a lick
Sometimes I wonder
What I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure
For the summertime blues

I'm gonna take two weeks
Gonna have a fine vacation
I'm gonna take my problem
To the United Nations
Well I called my congressman
And he said, whoa
I'd like to help you son
But you're too young to vote
Sometimes I wonder
What I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure
For the summertime blues


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"Summertime Blues" as written by Jerry Neal Capehart Eddie Cochran

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    General CommentRush did an excellent job covering this song. I know that The Who also coverd it, but does anyone know who original wrote the song???
    Test For Echoon February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBlue Cheer originally did this song. Rush also credits Blue Cheer as being one of the very first hard rock "metal" bands and was a big influencce on them in the late 60s
    Kickoutthejamson April 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song was written and originally performed by eddie cochran in 1958. pooploads of other people covered it...the who, stray cats, the blackhearts, rush, and apparently blue cheer...whom ive never heard of.
    bassnsxon May 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbassnsx is right. Definately performed originally by Eddie Cochran.
    hardcor_toonzon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyep
    Aerofrogon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great cover. I love this song way more than any other version. You can just crank this song so loud and yet it's still never loud enough.
    KellyWon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYep, E. Cochran was the original.
    EveryMnon April 28, 2007   Link

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