In honor of the week leading up to GrillHampton and Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, the latest song in our Top 100 Songs of Summer Countdown raises a glass to one of the most celebratory beverages of all time, perfect for a summer night in the Hamptons.
Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #58
“Sangria Wine” by Jerry Jeff Walker
Jerry Jeff Walker may be best known as the man who wrote “Mr. Bojangles,” but the man who was born in Oneonta, New York and somehow unleashed an inner Texas troubadour of few equals also took Jimmy Buffett to Key West for the first time (yes, we owe Mr. Walker a debt of thanks for that) and, off 1973’s Viva Terlingua, gave us this ode to the finest wine-and-fruit-and-whatever concoction we know. Sing along…Friends come for Saturday night Man it’s nice to make up some sangria wine It’s organic and it comes from the vine Oh, and it’s legal and it gets you so high And I love that sangria wine When I’m drinkin’ with old friends of mine Yeah I love that sangria wine When I’m drinkin’ with old friends of mine