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#753340 - 09/19/09 02:03 PM Fun, Oh Boy, Fun  
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From 1992 to 2005 I lived in Downers Grove, IL which is about nine miles from where I now live. The final weekend of evey June they have a street festival which is one of the major blowouts in the suburban Chicago area. This piece was written at the time of that event, which I could walk to from where I was living at the time.


FUN, OH BOY, FUN

c1997 Brian Beecher



After a long wait
We have the summer sun
Now the time is here
To have fun, oh boy, fun

Once you are successful
Tying up loose ends
You head into town
And try to meet new friends

Keeping an eye on
Future possibilities
Leaving plenty of time
For availability
Gonna have some fun
While the time to shine is here

Summertime is here
A time to love and play
Nothing beats the pleasure
Of making friends today

Once you’re here a while
You’ll be glad you came
You may just get lessons in
A new sport or game

This is likely to be
A very fine weekend
Although you may not have
A lotta cash to spend

With old enemies
You could make amends
You should make good progress in it all

After a long wait
We have the summer sun
Now the time is here
To have fun, oh boy, fun


Once you are successful
Tying up loose ends
You head into town
And try to meet new friends

Keeping an eye on
Future possibilities
Leaving plenty of time
For availability
Gonna have some fun
While the time to shine is here

If you fully understand
What you have in mind
What you’re looking for
Shouldn’t be too hard to find

So it’s time to get out
Your very best walking shoes
Get plenty of rest
And eat the right kinds of foods

What may come your way
You can never tell
A long-distance trip
With someone you know well

Once you get sorted out
Things can be real swell
And you should have
An enjoyable time together

After a long wait
We have the summer sun
Now the time is here
To have fun, oh boy, fun

Once you are successful
Tying up loose ends
You head into tow
And try to meet new friends





Keeping an eye on
Future possibilities
Leaving plenty of time
For availability
Gonna have some fun
While the time to shine is here

Cultural pursuits
Are also fun today
Particularly if have company

A visit to a museum or gallery
Should be inspiring
And not a mystery

Doing something that takes you
Out of yourself
Such as a new hobby
Can make you feel so swell

You can have new freedom
For yourself as well
All your troubles you can overcome

After a long wait
We have the summer sun
Now the time is here
To have fun, oh boy, fun

Once you are successful
Tying up loose ends
You head into town
And try to meet new friends

Keeping an eye on
Future possibilities
Leaving plenty of time
For availability
Gonna have some fun
While the time to shine is here







Last edited by beechnut79; 05/08/17 10:43 AM.
#753343 - 09/19/09 02:09 PM Re: Fun, Oh Boy, Fun [Re: beechnut79]  
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nice writing, long story though, to fit into a song, a lot to remember. still fun to read.


Caroline


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#753827 - 09/21/09 02:46 PM Re: Fun, Oh Boy, Fun [Re: Caroline]  
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Caroline:

Thanks for the encouragement. I can picture this one as a light, very uptempo piece that can be expressed rather easily. I usually still attend that festival on one of its three days even though I have moved about nine miles up the road. Am getting ready to post a couple more lyrics now.

Peace,
Brian

#1127511 - 05/08/17 10:46 AM Re: Fun, Oh Boy, Fun [Re: beechnut79]  
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As a footnote, the year I posted this turned out to be the final year of that particular summer festival which inspired this piece. There was nothing scheduled the following year, 2010, until the local Rotary Club decided to sponsor a slimmed-down affair titled Grove Fest, which was held on the third weekend of July. But apparently the final weekend of June carried enough sentiment in the town that the following year the fest was moved to that weekend, and the more slimmed down version of the old festival is still going that weekend each year. Not very far off now.


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