Contest a quiz of summer song sing-along

Campus Police special constable Kevin Jarvis’ CD “Beautifully Gloomy,” featuring the song Summer Moon, is the inspiration for today’s DailyNews quiz, and is the prize awaiting its winner.

The album is available at the University Bookstore and other retailers for just $15.

The winner will be randomly selected from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. To be eligible, just complete the lyrics to each of these classic songs celebrating the season:

  1. According to George Gershwin, in Summertime the livin’ is easy, fish are jumpin’ and what is high?
    a) the corn
    b) the cotton
    c) the prices
    d) the sun
    e) Cheech and Chong
  2. Which line follows Summertime, Summertime in the chorus of the 1958 doo-wop hit for the Jamies?
    a) fun fun summertime
    b) I love summertime
    c) sum sum summertime
    d) sun shining summertime
    e) there is no dumber time
  3. What reason did Eddie Cochran’s congressman give for refusing to help him with his Summertime Blues?
    a) “Everybody gets the blues.”
    b) “I ain’t your father, son.”
    c) “No dice son, you gotta work late.”
    d) “Son, you gotta make some money.”
    e) “You’re too young to vote.”
  4. Nat King Cole rolled out Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer with thoughts of what comestibles?
    a) hamburgers, hot dogs and beer
    b) hot dogs and pretzels and beer
    c) peanuts and hot dogs and beer
    d) popcorn and peanuts and Coke
    e) soda and pretzels and beer
  5. Guess who sighs his lullabies, through nights that never end, to Frank Sinatra.
    a) bartender Joe
    b) the boys of summer
    c) his fickle friend, the summer wind
    d) his huckleberry friend, moon river
    e) the wind beneath his wings
  6. According to the Lovin’ Spoonful’s Summer in the City, how should a cool cat find a kitty?
    a) keep the back of your neck feeling dirty and gritty
    b) look in every corner of the city
    c) roll out the rhymes, keep it witty
    d) run up the stairs to meet her on the rooftop
    e) stand around a bus stop
  7. In Hot Fun in the Summertime, Sly & the Family Stone claimed this was when they had most of their fun.
    a) back in the day
    b) in the good old summertime
    c) in the summer of ’69
    d) them summer days, those summer days
    e) walking my baby back home
  8. What did Mungo Jerry, in his song In the Summertime, say was the appropriate way to treat a date if her daddy is rich?
    a) argue politics and keep it real
    b) dress to impress like you’re making a deal
    c) let her pay for her share
    d) open doors and take the wheel
    e) take her out for a meal
  9. In the single Summer Nights from the musical Grease, which line immediately follows “Summer lovin’ had me a blast”?
    a) “Met a girl crazy for me”
    b) “Summer lovin’ all in the past”
    c) “Summer lovin’ happened so fast”
    d) “Summer lovin’ just couldn’t last”
    e) “Tell me more, tell me more”
  10. How does Bryan Adams describe the Summer of ’69?
    a) “Those were the best days of my life.”
    b) “We had joy, we had fun.”
    c) “We had fun under the boardwalk.”
    d) “We thought they’d never end.”
    e) “We were young and wild and free.”

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.