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"Flitterin'" is a song in the film Summer Magic. It was written by the Sherman Brothers. It is sung by Nancy (Hayley Mills) and Gilly (Eddie Hodges) in the soundtrack version. An instrumental version of it can be heard on Main Street, U.S.A..

Plot

Upset about having to give up their old piano because of their failing finances, the Carey family gathers around their newer, much cheaper, "player piano" for a happy tune about new beginnings.

Lyrics

Gilly:
It's time for flitterin',
Dustin' off the trunk and flitterin' far,
Where the grass is greener,

Gilly and Nancy:
Now and then, comes the time again,
For flitterin'.

We'll soon be packin' up,
Stackin' up our dreams and bric-a-brac for
Some new destination.
Don't know where, but we're goin' there,
We're flitterin' again.

New places, new faces,
New friendships will start,
While old places, old faces,
Stay dear to our heart.

As we go flitterin',
Followin' a rainbow,
Glitterin' bright
Over the horizon,
Maybe then and maybe there,
We'll settle down and never care
For flitterin', flitterin', flitterin', again.

As we go flitterin',
Followin' a rainbow,
Glitterin' bright
Over the horizon,
Maybe then and maybe there,
We'll settle down and never care
For flitterin', flitterin', flitterin', again.