Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues





"Summertime Blues" is originally a 1958 song recorded by Eddie Cochran. Blue Cheer recorded it for their debut album "Vincebus Eruptum" in 1968.


Cochran wrote this with Jerry Capehart, a songwriter who was good friends with Cochran and helped him get a record deal. Capehart explained the inspiration for this song in Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 songs issue: "There had been a lot of songs about summer, but none about the hardships of summer." With that idea and a guitar lick from Cochran, they wrote the song in 45 minutes.







Lyrics


Well Lord I got to raise a fuss, Lord I got to raise a holler About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar Well, Lord, I tried to call my baby, I tried to get a date

Sometimes, I wonder what I'm gonna do Lord, there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Well my mom and papa told me son you gotta make some money Well if you wanna use the car to go a ridin' next sunday Oh, Lord, I didn't go to work I told the boss I was sick, said

Sometimes, I wonder what I'm gonna do Lord, there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

I've got to take three weeks I gotta have a fine vacation I gotta take my problems to the United Nations I done told my congress man and he said "vote" (dig this boy)

Sometimes, I wonder what I'm gonna do Lord, there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

I gotta take three weeks I gotta have a fine vacation I gotta take my problems to the United Nations I done told my congress man and he said "vote" (dig this boy)

Sometimes, I wonder what I'm gonna do Lord, there ain't no cure for the summertime blues Woah, there ain't no cure




Songwriters: Eddie Cochran / Jerry Neal Capehart Summertime Blues lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Spirit Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC





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