"Love, to me, is like a summer day..."
That's the opening line of "Summer Song," written seven hundred years after "Sumer is Icumen In."
This twentieth century summer song was composed by Dave Brubeck, with lyrics by his wife, Iola.
"I'll take summer, that's my time of year"
The great performance of the song was recorded by Louis Armstrong--surely a genius--with the composer at the piano.
There are several other summer songs to sing, from the Gershwins' "Summertime" to the Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City" to the Italian/Brazilian "Estate." But the one that keeps playing in our cerebral concert hall is by the Brubecks and Louis.
It's summer with Satch.
"Now the days are getting long,
I can sing my summer song."