What’s the significance?

DISCLAIMER: Management assumes no responsibility for any songs or song fragments that may become permanently lodged in the reader’s head as a result of the following post. Proceed at your own risk.

One date. Two trivia questions. Two songs. Ten years apart. One fabulous prize.

Two songs — one recorded in 1967, and one recorded in 1977 — begin with the line:

“It was the third of June …”

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to supply the following information for both songs:

1. The rest of the line.
2. The name of the song.
3. The name of the singer-songwriter who wrote and recorded it.

First person to post the correct answers will win a fabulous prize, to be revealed later this week. Bonus points if you can get the answers without the aid of Google.

(Note to Mom, Dad, and Nerd: Y’all are not eligible to participate in this contest, ‘cos we’ve already discussed the answers.)


5 thoughts on “What’s the significance?”

  1. I think I’ve got it!

    1. First line: It was the third of June on that summer’s day.
    2 Song: Desiree
    3. Artist: Neil Diamond

    1. First line: It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
    2. Song: Ode to Billie Joe
    3. Artist: Bobbie Gentry

  2. I knew the Billie Joe part, and I figured the other was Neil, I just couldn’t think of which neil song it was… Doh!

  3. However, the third of June (also known as Jefferson Davis Day…and my birthday) is NOT, Mr. Diamond, anywhere near summertime.

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