Old Cape Cod


One of the places you think about in Massachusetts is Cape Cod {along with Boston}. Old Cape Cod has become the unofficial anthem for Cape Cod.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The song Old Cape Cod was written by Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus and Allan Jeffrey. Yakus adopted a poem by Rothrock into song lyrics and Jeffrey wrote the music.

The song was published in 1957.

Patti Page recorded the song, which became a gold record. She never visited the cape until after the song became a hit. She is recorded as saying on February 27, 2010, “I could not believe it when I finally did go, because I realized that [the song] had captured something about a place that I had had within me for so many years, but never knew. It’s unexplainable to me because it’s so dear to me – I knew I had been here before [although] I hadn’t.”

Boston, Massachusetts

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