Songs and related Episodes

(21) Indian Summer  (in Japanese)  translated by Yoshie Kishida

Four Freshmen(No. 3)

Both "Indian summer" in English and "koharu-biyori : weather that is similar to spring" in Japanese mean rather hot days for autumn, during October, November and December, before winter coming.

The other day I found one female haiku poet who uses that Japanese beautiful phrase connected to autumn as kigo; a spring season word...She and others doesn't care of it so much, do they???

In this song the phrase "Indian Summer" isn't used and dealed with. Do they just sing the summer in India? My favorite group Four Freshmen arranged it sooooo elaborately.

This is a good old work written by Victor Herbert in 1919 and Al Dubin wrote the lyirics 20 years after.

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