Indian Summer

Lyrics (English)

Words & Music by Talitha MacKenzie

Allegheny, Tuscorora, Kittatinny, Blue
Allegheny, Tuscorora, Kittatinny, Blue
Allegheny, Tuscorora, Kittatinny, Blue
Allegheny, Tuscorora, Kittatinny, Blue

To me, the mountains were my friends
I knew them all by name
And if I were to go back now
You know I’d feel the same
They rose straight up from the highway
You could almost hear them say
“You’re one step closer to Gramma’s house
You’ll be there in a couple of days”

I’m looking forward to Indian Summer
Leavin’ the summer behind
I’m looking forward to Indian Summer
You know I had a wonderful time
Back where the days seemed endless
Eatin’ pickled watermelon rind
I’ve got the best parts of my whole life right here
To replay through my mind

Gramma—how she loved to cook!
Was famed for miles around
And if there was quilting needing done
She was the best in town
Pop-pop had a rose garden
And Concord grapes out in the back yard
No more trips to the Benwood Mill
Retired life was not so hard

Chorus

They taught me to be grateful
For life’s simple things:
A balmy breeze, a sunset sky
Hearing the crickets sing
They hardly made it through grade school
Took their teachings from the Lord Above
But in each and every misspelled word
Their letters were filled with love

Chorus

Allegheny, Tuscorora, Kittatinny, Blue
Allegheny, Tuscorora, Kittatinny, Blue
Allegheny, Tuscorora, Kittatinny, Blue
Allegheny, Tuscorora, Kittatinny, Blue

And when the summer was over
For all good things must end
We’d drive right back through the mountains
To the East Coast once again
But crystallised within my soul
Was a sense of who I am
And a bucketload of memories
To revisit again and again (and again)

Chorus

I’ve got the best parts of my whole life right here
To replay through my mind

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