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Q: Partial Lyrics To Song ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Partial Lyrics To Song
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: katahdin333-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 28 Dec 2002 12:56 PST
Expires: 27 Jan 2003 12:56 PST
Question ID: 134400
Several of my friends have birthdays on June 3.  I know that "Ode To
Billy Joe" by Bobbie Gentry starts with this lyric:  "It was the third
of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day.  I was out choppin' cotton
and my brother was balin' hay."  I know for certain that there is
another song that mentions "third of June" or "June third."  Can you
help me find this song?
Subject: Re: Partial Lyrics To Song
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 28 Dec 2002 13:54 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Katahdin,

The song Desiree by Neil Diamond has “third of June” in the lyrics.
Here is a part of the lyrics:

“It was the third of June
On that younger day
Well I became a man
At the hands of a girl
Almost twice my age
And she came to me
Just like a morning sun
And it wasn't so much
Her words as such
As the way they were sung
It was the way they were sung
Oh, Desiree”

You can see the complete lyrics to this song here at the Absolute
Lyric Website:

Desiree is included in the album “The Greatest Hits (1966-1992)” by
Neil Diamond. You may purchase this CD at the Amazon website.

Another song that mentions June third is the song “Third of June” by
Corey Hart. Here is a part of the lyrics:

“Oh, dance with me
Under a bright moon
Third of June

Then I see the virgin beauty of your eye
Calling me 
I'm so haunted by 
this sacred air we breathe

Oh, dance with me
Under a bright moon
Third of June”

You can see the complete lyrics to this song at the following

Search Criteria: "third of June" OR "June third" lyrics

I hope you find this helpful.

Best Regards,
katahdin333-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so very, very much!  I may have found another one:  Jazz
artist Bob Howard had a song called "On The Night of June The Third"
in 1935.  Cannot locate the lyrics, though.  Katahdin333

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