Just for fun, it might be good to get a cool lemonade, sit back and sing along:
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME
You’ll notice that the words are supposed to be romantic even if it is 99 degrees outside. I don’t know where you are, but in Florida…holding someone’s hand in hot weather means a sweaty palm and hot between the fingers! So, if you want to be romantic with Tootsie Wootsie, head for the air conditioning.
Most people will also not know that “Tootsie Wootsie”, who is the loved one in “Good Old Summer Time”…or a term of endearment to many…is really a demeaning Australian term for a woman. Of course, we know that we would never mean anything demeaning to the women we know, or especially to this cute little girl in our video below. We’ll not let that term in this summer time song get under our already hot skin. We’ll just go with the flow!
So here goes, sip your lemonade and sing to the top of your lungs. Your dog will probably howl, your kids will run to their rooms and your wife or husband will look at you like you are nuts…and maybe even the neighbors if you have your laptop out by the already too warm water in the pool. Keep smiling and keep going on for summer is here whether we like it or not…and August is a long time from now. It is what it is!
Turn up your sound and click here. 2 videos: