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Contest winner singing summer songs

Mark Smith, coordinator of the ERASMUS program at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, won Monday’s DailyNews trivia quiz and the special prize of a copy of Campus Police special constable Kevin Jarvis’ debut solo CD, “Beautifully Gloomy.”

It took a little research for him to come up with all 10 answers, admits Smith. His name was drawn from all respondents who correctly completed all the lyrics from a number of classic summer songs.

For those playing along at home, the relevant lines were:

  1. George Gershwin wrote for his opera Porgy and Bess:
    Summerime and the livin’ is easy
    Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.
  2. The Jamies harmonized:
    Summertime, summertime
    sum sum summertime
  3. Eddie Cochran complained in his Summertime Blues:
    Well I called my congressman and he said, quote:
    “I’d like to help you son, but you’re too young to vote.”
  4. Nat King Cole exhorted:
    Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
    Those days of soda and pretzels and beer.
  5. Frank Sinatra lamented:
    And guess who sighs his lullabies through nights that never end
    My fickle friend, the summer wind.
  6. The Lovin’ Spoonful described in Summer in the City:
    Cool cat, lookin’ for a kitty
    Gonna look in every corner of the city.
  7. Sly & the Family Stone recalled in Hot Fun in the Summertime:
    That’s when I had most of my fun, back (high high high high) there
    Them summer days, those summer days.
  8. Mungo Jerry advised In the Summertime:
    If her daddy’s rich, take her out for a meal.
    If her daddy’s poor, just do what you feel.
  9. Grease opened with:
    Summer lovin’ had me a blast.
    Summer lovin’ happened so fast.
  10. Bryan Adams exulted:
    Those were the best days of my life (oh yeah)
    Back in the summer of ’69.

If you didn’t win, you don’t have to go without Jarvis’ music. The album—which features the song Summer Moon—is available at the University Bookstore and other retailers for just $15.

Soda and pretzels and beer

The king of summer snacks: soda and pretzels and beer.