Devendra Banhart covers “In the Summertime”

Deaf Indie Elephants recorded this great cover of Devendra Banhart throwing some love to perhaps the greatest summer song ever, Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime.”?

He doesn’t deviate much from the song and I never thought I’d miss the washboard in this lazy, ramshackle of a song, but it’s a good cover and a great way to start the morning.

Mp3: Devendra Banhart – “In the Summertime”

It cracks me up everytime he sings the line “When the weather’s fine you got women on your mind.? Have a drink have a drive go out and see what you can find.? If her daddy’s rich take her out for a meal, if her daddy’s poor just do what you feel.”? Just puts a big ole shit-eating grin on my face.

M4a: Mungo Jerry – “In the Summertime”

Also, I just learned that Mungo Jerry was an English folk group and not some Appalachian American musician.? If you could see my face it would be the look of extreme disappointment mixed with utter happiness. Because the song and the video below is just that awesome.

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