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Summertime, and the livin' is easy

We all know that Gershwin composed the music to Summertime as part of the musical Porgy and Bess. However, it was Dubose Heyward who wrote the lyrics for Porgy and Bess. The quintessential southern ambience and poetic lyricsim is courtesy to Dubose. Dubose was a southern literary talent who has been somewhat overlooked.

This song sets the scene in Savannah aswell as Charleston where Dubose was from. I have come to love the slow pace of a sultry summer in the South. Savannah is rich in musical heritage of its own being the home of Johhny Mercer another fine lyricist and songwriter. The tradition continues in churches such as Trinity and the Unitarian church both of which attract musical talent.

The Unitarian church was home to the organist James Pierpont who composed "Jingel Bells" which was published in 1857. The church continues to attract talented musicians who are drawn to the architectural beauty of Savannah.

The Summer also offers residents a temporary respite from the peak tourist seasons of the Spring and the Fall. Guests can enjoy a bit more spontaneity during their Summer stay!

Tybee makes for a perfect day trip. It is a scenic 20 to 30 minute drive depending upon traffic across the marshes and past Fort Pulaski. Take a tour of the Light House which has recently undergone rennovation. Enjoy great seafood in a casual setting at AJ's Dockside or North Beach Grill. Don't forget to sample the ice cream at Sugar Shack!

Of course there is no need to venture out of the historic district for ice cream. Leopold's Ice Cream parlor, established in 1919, offers a variety of mouthwatering flavours: current seasonal specials are peach, lime sorbet, passion fruit sorbet and spicy mocha!

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Summertime, and the livin' is easy

We all know that Gershwin composed the music to Summertime as part of the musical Porgy and Bess. However, it was Dubose Heyward who...