Summer Wind

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"Summer Wind" is a 1965 song, originally released in Germany as "Der Sommerwind" and written by Heinz Meier and German language lyrics by Hans Bradtke. Johnny Mercer re-wrote the song into English along the same themes as the original, which talked of the changing of the seasons using the Southern European sirocco wind as a metaphor. In America, it was first recorded by Wayne Newton and subsequently by Bobby Vinton and Perry Como. The song is best known for a 1966 recording by Frank Sinatra which peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Easy Listening chart. The Sinatra version originally appeared on his album, Strangers in the Night. A variety of singers and bands have covered the song since, including Shirley Bassey, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Michael Bublé and James Dean Bradfield. Barry Manilow, Westlife, and Willie Nelson have included the song on their albums of Sinatra covers. Following Johnny Mercer's centennial in 2009, Scottish singer Todd Gordon recorded a version of the song that included original, addition lyrics penned by the songwriter. The track was released on the 2012 album, Helping the Heroes, with the Royal Air Force Squadronaires big band. 


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2005
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The summer wind came blowin' in
From across the sea
It lingered there so warm and fair 
All summer long
we sang a song
And then we strolled on golden sand
Two friends
and the summer wind 

Like painted skies, those days and nights
They went flying by
The world was new
Beneath the bright blue
Umbrella sky 

Then softer than
That piper man
One day, it called to you
And I lost you
I lost you to
The summer wind 

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

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Johnny Mercer

John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. Mercer was also a co-founder of Capitol Records. more »

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Written by: Hans Bradtke, Henry Mayer, Johnny Mercer

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