Saturday, October 23, 2010

Blue and Cream

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!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous details!

    You are going to have me humming this song the entire night, sigh. Have a safe and wonderful trip!

  2. Yes, I'll have this tune stuck in my head as I gaze out over the "sea" of desert and mountains here. That photo is lovely and is a perfect illustration for the post title.

  3. I really like the details here. Also I do love the perspective of the shot.

  4. Stunning detail and contrast. Now that song will be in my head all day! Haha!
    Enjoy your day :)
    ☼ Sunny

  5. Well, Birdman, you have stuck that song in many heads today--glad it's a cheery one.

  6. It has a Greek feel... :)
    God bless you!

  7. This looks like the top to a wedding cake!

  8. Graceful shot. Reminds me of Georgian architecture in England.

  9. My father liked music like that, but it didn't take with me. This is a nice photo. I am a sucker for architectural detail.

  10. Damn, I must be old. I know that song. Skies like that are beautiful but full of radiation. I'm as white as they make 'em. Duck and cover.