By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!
You and me, you and me, oh how happy we'll be!
When each wave comes rolling in
We will duck or swim,
And we'll float and fool around the water.
Over and under, and then up for air,
Pa is rich, Ma is rich, so now what do we care?
I love to be beside your side, beside the sea,
Be side the seaside, by the beautiful sea!
This song is from the 1914 musical score "For Me and my Gal" made famous by Spike Jones and the City Slickers. Dad loved this guy and his music. I just thought the name Spike Jones was so cool. He'd often play the radio in the darkened den on Stevens Avenue, and this bandleader's hits were a favorite. Unbeknowst to others I might be with, I'll find myself humming or softly singing this tune while walking along the beach or even here at Bug Light.
Off on a day trip DownEast, and yes, I'll be near the beautiful sea!