Summer in the City
The Lovin' Spoonful Lyrics


Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

Cool town, evening in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city
Till I'm wheezing like a bus stop
Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, BMG Rights Management
Written by: John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Steve Boone

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Comments from YouTube:

Michael M.

I was 15 when this came out. Boy, did I wear out that 45 RPM that I bought for .79 cents!!!

Channel Fogg

I love this song as much as I did when I was first listening to it in 1966. How long ago that is. What a different world.

Penney Bowman

Me, too. I turned 10 summer of 66. Been into good music all my life and I'm 64 now

The Scribbler

I was born in 1994. I'm sure it was almost too different to imagine.

V. zoster

How different was the world back then ? I wish I lived in that era

Tom Ennis

The Virus may kill me,But will never kill this Tune...Rock on Everyone 👍

Nose Nada

Vaccines 💉 kill more 😂

JasonJason210

They look like they're having great fun doing this!

Vikki Dawson

Such a shame that great music like this is dying! If you like this definitely check out 'This Summer' by Syd Sister. We need to find a way to bring good music back!!

Cris Rojas

👏🏼

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