Harvey
Taylor


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ĎTil It's All Gone
Watermelon, sweet and juicy, dripping down my chin...
tomato sandwiches, with bacon bits, shared with a dear friend—
strawberry shortcake, with whipped cream...
donít wake me, if this is a dream:
Iím gonna use up the summer, Ďtil itís all gone.

Canoeing to Lake Lulu, on a perfect day...
sailing up the coast, to an island in Green Bay—
swimming in Lake Achigan...
surfing Lake Michigan:
lím gonna use up the summer, Ďtil itís all gone.

Camping at Wildcat Mountain, under the stars...
camping on the Wisconsin River, on a sandbar—
camping on a wild beach...
moon rising like a big peach:
Iím gonna use up the summer, Ďtil itís all gone.

I like watching the leaves turn color...
I like watching Ďem fall—
I even like watching it snow...
but there's something else I like best of all:

Watermelon, sweet and juicy, dripping down my chinÖ
tomato sandwiches, with bacon bits, shared with a dear friend—
strawberry shortcake, with whipped cream...
donít wake me, if this is a dream:
I want to keep on dreaming!
Iím gonna use up the summer, Ďtil itís all gone...
Ďtil itís all gone—
all gone