Song Info

Written by: Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capeheart
Taken from: Live At Leeds (Live, 1970)

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Songs

Summertime Blues

Lyrics

I'm a'gonna raise a fuss
I'm a'gonna raise a holler
I've been working all summer
Just to try and earn a dollar
Well I went to the boss

The boss said "No dice, son, you gotta work late"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a'gonna do
There ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Well my mom and father told me
Son you gotta earn some money
If you want to use the car
To go out next Sunday

Well I didn't go to work
I told the boss I was sick
He said You can't use the car
'cause you didn't work late
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Gonna take two weeks
Gonna have a fine vacation
Gonna take my problems
To the United Nations
Well I went to my congressman
He said: I'd like to help you son
But you're too young to vote
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a'gonna do
Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues