Old Cape Cod

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The more I visit, the more I see the photographic possibilities.  A few years ago, I searched for the quintessential oceanside scene.  Now, I’m a few layers further in.

There was a sign in our B&B quoting a verse from the Patti Page song, Old Cape Cod.  Simple words, but they too are a few layers in.  If you’ve been, perhaps you understand?

If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air

Quaint little villages here and there

You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod

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If you like the taste of a lobster stew

Served by a window with an ocean view

You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod

rey spadoniWinding roads that seem to beckon you

Miles of green beneath a sky of blue

Church bells chimin’ on a Sunday morn

Remind you of the town where you were born

If you spend an evening you’ll want to stay

Watching the moonlight on Cape Cod Bay

You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod

rey spadoniIf you spend an evening you’ll want to stay on Cape Cod Bay

Watching the moonlight on Cape Cod Bay

You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod

You’re sure to fall in love

You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod

Wikipedia tells us the following: “Old Cape Cod” is a song, written by Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus, and Allan Jeffrey, and published in 1957. The single, as recorded by Patti Page, became a gold record, having sold over a million copies. Having been hailed by “Cape Codders” as the “unofficial Cape Cod Anthem, if ever there was one”, the song has been credited with “putting the Cape on the map”, by helping to establish Cape Cod as a major tourist destination.  See more here.

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One Response to Old Cape Cod

  1. Rodney says:

    Ahh, the Cape! I do miss the east coast. Thanks for sharing the photos and the story Rey.

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