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Nat King Cole – That Sunday That Summer lyrics

-artist: nat king cole
-peak billboard position # 12 in 1963
-words and music by george david weiss and joe sherman

(if I had to choose just one day)

If I had to choose just one day
To last my whole life through
It would surely be that sunday
The day that I met you

Newborn whippoorwills were calling from the hills
Summer was a-coming in but fast
Lots of daffodils were showing off their skills
Nodding all together, I could almost hear them whisper
"go on, kiss her, go on and kiss her"

If I had to choose one moment
To live within my heart
It would be that tender moment
Recalling how we started
Darling, it would be when you smiled at me
That way, that sunday, that summer

(newborn whippoorwills were calling from the hills)
(summer was a-comin' in but fast)
(lots of daffodils were showin' off their skills)
(nodding all together, I could almost hear them whisper)
("go on, kiss her, go on and kiss her")

If I had to choose one moment
To live within my heart
It would be that tender moment
Recalling how we started
Darling, it would be when you smiled at me
That way, that sunday, that summer



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    Vince D. Malacarne
    I perform this song and am old enough to have had the graces of mr cole on my dads tv in his restaurant. Funny how music impresses for as long as you live. When its warm outside we all sense that the possibility of love is as eternal as this great performance by this great artist and I love to sing and play it all year long. Thanks nat, you are forever alive through your music and in my heart!
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