The song is a nostalgic tale of a fleeting romance, first recorded by Wayne Newton who had the first national chart hit with the song in 1965, peaking at number 78. "Summer Wind" is best known for a 1966 recording by Frank Sinatra which peaked at number twenty-five on the Billboard pop singles chart and number one on the Easy Listening chart. The Sinatra version originally appeared on his album, Strangers in the Night.
The Summer wind came blowin' in From across the sea It lingered there to touch your hair And walk with me
All summer long We sang a song And then we strolled that golden sand Two sweethearts and the Summer wind
Like painted kites, those days and nights They went flying by The world was new beneath the blue Umbrella sky
Then softer than a piperman One day, it called to you I lost you, I lost you to The Summer wind
The Autumn wind And the Winter winds They have come and gone
And still the days Those lonely days They go on and on
And guess who sighs His lullabies through nights that never end My fickled friend, the Summer wind The Summer wind, warm Summer wind Mmm.. the Summer wind