“Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer” Performed by Nat King Cole (1963)

July 25, 2011


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This songs brings back vivid memories of Sunday morning family outings after church with my maternal grandparents  to my great-uncle’s country home for Sunday visits and dinner. This song was a staple on AM radio and I can recall it being played during the drive from City to Country and me singing along.

“Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer” was recorded by one Nathaniel Adams Coles born in Montgomery, Alabama — but better known as the popular pop singer Nat King Cole.

This song, composed by Hans Carste and Charles Tobias, was part of Cole’s second career: he became a Pop superstar after a stint as a successful jazz musician with the King Cole Trio.

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Composed by Hans Carste & Charles Tobias

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

Just fill your basket full of sandwiches and weenies
Then lock the house up, now you’re set
And on the beach you’ll see the girls in their bikinis
As cute as ever but they never get ‘em wet

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
You’ll wish that summer could always be here

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

Don’t hafta tell a girl and fella about a drive-in
Or some romantic moon it seems
Right from the moment that those lovers start arrivin’
You’ll see more kissin’ in the cars than on the screen

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
You’ll wish that summer could always be here

You’ll wish that summer could always be here

You’ll wish that summer could always be here

Musically Yours,

 

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1 Dentist West Los Angeles 15 July 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Another great post! Keep em’ coming!

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2 SonDan July 25, 2011 at 9:14 pm

That’s what I’m here for (LOL). Thank You.

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3 John Savlove August 10, 2011 at 10:03 am

This is my favorite in your garden of summer flowers series…because it takes me back to when I was only 5 or 6. It’s a memory of a joyful sound from out of the radio as a sleeping child-beast is first disturbed by cracks of light. Once the Beatles invade in February, ’64, the puppy monster is fully awake and stroking air guitar.

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