Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime

Published on June 12, 1970

In the summertime was a wonderfully catchy tune. Seems that Mungo Jerry is deeply rooted in jazz as they currently tour mostly with jazz festivals.

Here’s what Ray Dorset, lead singer of Mungo Jerry says about In The Summertime: “It’s got no chorus; all it’s got is a melody that goes over and over again with a set of lyrics that conjure up a celebration of life,” he said. “Especially if you’re a young person: it’s a great day, you’ve managed to get a car – preferably with the top off – you’re cruising around, and if you’re a guy you’re picking up girls.”

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