SNL Transcripts: Buck Henry: 05/22/76: Gordon Lightfoot performs “Summertime Dream”


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  Season 1: Episode 21



75u: Buck Henry / Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot performs “Summertime Dream”

…..Buck Henry
…..Gordon Lightfoot

[ fade in on Buck Henry standing at the musical guest’s microphone ]

Buck Henry: [ burps, still eating the props from the Dell Strator sketch ] Mmm.. fresh roasted toad – fantastic. [ wipes his mouth ] And here’s something else that’s fantastic. all the way from Canada – here is Gordon Lightfoot.

[ Gordon Lightfoot steps up the microphone with hus guitar, as Buck Henry steps aside ]

Gordon Lightfoot:
“Where the road runs down by the butternut grove
To old Bill Skinner’s stream,
Do tell at the noonday bell,
It’s time for a summertime dream.

In a lunch pail town in a one-horse way,
You can live like a king and queen.
Let’s steal away in the noonday sun,
It’s time for a summertime dream.

Birds in all creation will be twittering in the trees
And down below’s a pond I know,
You can swim in it if you please.

So, if you come round when the mill shuts down,
You can see what chivalry means.
Let’s steal away in the noonday sun,
It’s time for a summertime dream.

[ break ]

On a trip on down to wonderland
In love among the flowers
Where time gets lost with no straw boss
Tallying up the hours.

Where the road runs down by the butternut grove
To old Bill Skinner’s stream,
Do tell at the noonday bell,
It’s time for a summertime dream.

[ break ]

Birds in all creation will be twittering in the trees
And down below’s a pond I know,
You can swim in it if you please.

The road runs down by the butternut grove
To old Bill Skinner’s stream,
Do tell at the noonday bell,
It’s time for a summertime dream.”

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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