Chad and Jeremy A Summer Song

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Chad and Jeremy A Summer Song

Chad and Jeremy A Summer Song

Soft Rock

This soft and sad song that remembers a summer romance was written by Chad Stuart (the Chad of the duo), with Clive Metcalfe and Keith Noble. It was released as the title track on their first album , the 1964 Yesterday’s Gone. They also released it as a single, backed with “No Tears for Johnnie.” While the song was not a big hit in the U.K., as it was deemed a bit too sweet, it went to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart, #7 in Canada, and #49 in Australia. There have been a number of covers of the song, including versions by The Lettermen, Skeeter Davis, The Doodletown Pipers, and Laila Kinnunen, to mention a few.

Chad and Jeremy are Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde. John Barry, who composed the music for 12 James Bond films and other movies, including Dances With Wolves and Born Free, discovered the duo performing in a club in London. He also produced their first records, including “Yesterday’s Gone,” and helped develop their softer sound, which made them stand out from the harder rock sound of most of the other British groups.

Their natural charm and humor made them frequent guest stars on American TV, including The Patty Duke Show (playing a pop duo called Nigel and Patrick), The Dick Van Dyke Show (playing a pop duo called the Redcoats), and Batman (playing a pop duo called…you guessed it… Chad and Jeremy). They appeared as two wandering actors in an episode of the comic Western series Laredo. This also served as a pilot for their own show, but the show wasn’t picked up. Chad was the voice of Flaps, the vulture, in Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book. Jeremy was a bachelor contestant on The Dating Game (and he won).

Chad and Jeremy continue to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “A Summer Song” by Chad and Jeremy:

Trees swayin’ in the summer breeze
Showin’ off their silver leaves
As we walked by

Soft kisses on a summer’s day
Laughing all our cares away
Just you and I

Sweet sleepy warmth of summer nights
Gazing at the distant lights
In the starry sky

They say that all good things must end some day
Autumn leaves must fall
But don’t you know that it hurts me so
To say goodbye to you
Wish you didn’t have to go
No no no no

And when the rain
Beats against my window pane
I’ll think of summer days again
And dream of you

They say that all good things must end some day
Autumn leaves must fall
But don’t you know that it hurts me so
To say goodbye to you
Wish you didn’t have to go
No no no no

And when the rain
Beats against my window pane
I’ll think of summer days again
And dream of you
And dream of you

If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by Chad and Jeremy: “Yesterday’s Gone.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “A Summer Song” by Chad and Jeremy.

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