"I Love It": the folk song based on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails.

Someone Turned Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Into a Surprisingly Beautiful Folk Song

Someone Turned Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Into a Surprisingly Beautiful Folk Song

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July 24 2017 5:17 PM

Someone Turned Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Into a Surprisingly Beautiful Folk Song

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Donald Trump Jr.

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Music makes us feel nostalgic for days long gone. “Teenage Dream” makes us yearn for our first loves. “Harlem Shake” takes us back to a time that we all regret. And “One Time” reminds us of when we all thought Justin Bieber was just a harmless Canadian boy. Now, thanks to a SoundCloud musician who goes by “spiritgiants,” we have a song to remind us of the days, way back when, when Donald Trump Jr. was the absolute biggest story in America because of the revelation that he held a secret meeting with Russian operatives.

The folksy song, “I Love It (Especially Later in the Summer),” is quite literally a mashup of the transcript of two of the emails that Donald Trump Jr. sent Rob Goldstone, the music publicist who set up the controversial meeting between Trump Jr. and the Russians. Remember those emails? The ones that journalists had chased for a year and Trump Jr. just ... tweeted out like it was another Tuesday?

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According to Vox, “I Love It” was written for a subreddit called “Song of the Week,” which has songwriters create original songs based off of a particular theme. The theme apparently was “satire.” “spiritgiant” posted his song last Wednesday.

Here’s a sample of “I Love It (Especially Later in the Summer)”:

If it’s what you say, I love it
Especially later in the summer
If it’s what you say, I love it
Especially later in the summer.
It will likely be
Paul Manafort,
Campaign boss, my brother-in-law, and me
Great.
It will likely be
Paul Manafort,
Campaign boss, my brother-in-law, and me

You can’t listen to this song and not feel nostalgic for that time that now feels so long ago. Those glorious summer days when O.J. Simpson was in the news because he was the subject of a Jay Z song, Doctor Who was still a man, Sean Spicer was employed, and there was no reason to think that Taylor Swift shoving herself into a suitcase would ever be a thing. Those were the days, no?

Listen to “I Love It (Especially Later in the Summer)” below.

Austin Elias-de Jesus is a Slate editorial intern.