Merry-Go-Round ~ Port Dalhousie

Merry-Go-Round, Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie, Ontario
Memorialized in the song ''Lakeside Park'' by ''Rush''
Just like the song says we used to go to there to watch
the fireworks on the 24th of May
and this is the merry-go-round I rode as a kid.
It's still there, it still costs 5 cents and yes, I still ride it ;-)

Midway hawkers calling
'Try your luck with me'
Merry-go-round wheezing
The same old melody
A thousand ten cent wonders
Who could ask for more
A pocketful of silver
The key to heaven's door

Lakeside Park
Willows in the breeze
Lakeside Park
So many memories
Laughing rides
Midway lights
Shining stars on summer nights

Days of barefoot freedom
Racing with the waves
Nights of starlit secrets
Crackling driftwood flames
Drinking by the lighthouse
Smoking on the pier
Still we saw the magic
Was fading every year

Everyone would gather
On the twenty-fourth of May
Sitting in the sand
To watch the fireworks display
Dancing fires on the beach
Singing songs together...
Though it's just a memory
Some memories last forever

© 2010 Kindred Footprints

2 comments:

  1. Rick Cameron OakvilleJune 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Just heard about this from my dad (he is 87)who use to sail on the great lakes in the 40's and 50's. Never realised the Rush song connection. Going to have to make a trip this summer to see it!

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