Those birds are floating on air in the 'summer wind.'

The Summer Wind, Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra’s Love Song & Lyrics

You can instantly see why Frank Sinatra earned the name “Old Blue Eyes” from the video still below with the remastered love song “The Summer Wind” which is “Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Summer – by Frank Sinatra.”



The Sinatra song is a ballad, as were so many others by “old blue eyes.” It tells a story that will likely get many recalling their own ‘summer winds.’

LyricFind provides these words and credit for Sinatra’s “The Summer Wind” as follows.

QuoteMarkManufacturedHomeLivingNewsThe summer wind came blowin’ in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the summer wind

Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin’ by
The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky
Then softer than a piper man, one day it called to you
I lost you, I lost you to the summer wind

The autumn wind, and the winter winds they have come and gone
And still the days, those lonely days, they go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the summer wind
The summer wind
Warm summer wind
The summer wind


Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Hans Bradtke / Henry Mayer / Johnny Mercer

Summer Wind lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc


A variation on the same song by Sinatra is posted above. You decide which version you like better.


Every element of those words paints a picture, which is what a good ballad style of song does.




As this is being written, several states are in the process of emerging from partial lockdowns that resulted from the emergency being declared by the COVID19 pandemic. After weeks with too few options outside, there is a mix of fear and the desire to break out.

True confession. This writer met the lady who is now his wife at a Frank Sinatra night event. So, you might say that young lad in the photo with us below is here in some tiny way because of song’s like this one.

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Summer ‘officially’ starts on Memorial Day weekend, but here in Florida where that photo was taken, the summer weather is already here. We try to mix lighter topics with more serious ones. Here’s a hint. This was a lighter topic, like those birds captured in the photo at the top that are floating on…

…the summer winds.

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