Lyrics:Alan & Marilyn Bergman Music:Michel Legrand
The song was publishe 1970.
The songs is from the film "Summer of 42"(1971). Michel Legrand won the Oscar as the Best Music, Original Dramatic Score.
The film opens with a series of still photographs appearing over melancholic music, representing the abstract memories of the unseen Herman Raucher, now a middle-aged man. We then hear Raucher (voiced by Robert Mulligan) recalling the summer he spent on the island of Nantucket in 1942. The film flashes back to a day that then 15-year-old Herman "Hermie" Raucher (Gary Grimes) and his friends jock Oscy (Jerry Houser) and introverted nerd Benjie (Oliver Conant) spent playing on the beach. They are the self-proclaimed 'Terrible Trio'. They spot a young soldier carrying his new bride (Jennifer O'Neill) into a house on the beach and are struck by her beauty, especially Hermie, who is unable to get her out of his mind.
The summer smiles, the summer knows, And unashamed, she sheds her clothes. The summer smoothes the restless sky And lovingly she warms the sand on which we lie.
The summer knows, the summer's wise, She sees the doubts within your eyes, And so she takes her summertime, Tells the moon to wait and the sun to linger,
Twist the world around her summer finger. Lets you see the wonder of it all. And if you learned your lesson well, There's little more for her to tell, One last caress, it's time to dress for fall.