“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.
The song extolls the virtues of Cape Cod as a leisure destination with each verse ending with the line “You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod.” The nucleus of the song was a poem written by Boston-area housewife Claire Rothrock, adapted by M.Yakus.
Page had NEVER visited Cape Cod until after the song was released and had become a hit. She later recalled her first visit to the Cape, saying:
“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.
Patti Page was born in Claremore,Oklahoma on Nov.8,l927,
Her last visit to Cape Cod was in February 2010, followed Patti Page’s death on January 1, 2013, a ceremony held in her honor at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce,with a dedication and unveiling of a new street sign.( BIG DEAL ! )
For someone to created the success with helping to establish “Cape Cod” as a major tourist destination and their Real Estate to the clouds.
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 med.Spanish Onion, minced
6 Stalks Celery, diced
6 Lge. Potatoes,cubed 1/2 inch
6 cups Lobster Stock
2 tbsp.Parsley, chopped
1 tbsp.Chives, chopped
2 tbsp.Paprika (Romanian Best)
2 tbsp.Black Pepper.
1 tbsp.Kosher Salt.
1 qt. Heavy Cream.
And of Course :
2 lbs.Make Believe LOBSTER. *****
(You know what I mean )
Use your Imagination.
Start from the begining.
Do not boil.
Add in the end broken chunks of *****
Bring to 165 degrees F.
Serve with: crackers,saltines,matzos,tostadas,
left over crusty bread or whatever.