Michael Gutierrez-May

Michael Gutierrez-May

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Folk - Rock | Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Total Song Plays: 426   
Member Since: 2007
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Plays:

7

Song Description

Written around 2007, researched online. I didn't actually go to Paragon Park myself.

Story Behind the Song

Memories of the former Paragon Park in Hull, told by a romantic old man.

Lyrics

At the turn of the century,
This was the place to be
Down by the sea by the shore.
I took the family to the summer cottage
At the end of the Second World War.
We would go visit Paragon, we would spend the whole day
Down by the sea by the shore.
Oh, once there was Paragon
But now it's gone, now it's gone
Once there was Paragon Park.

My son worked at Klondike not far from the Buddha,
Down by the Johnstown Flood sea.
I never saw anything as strange as the Circle Swing
Or as awesome as the Galaxie.
Today I paid my respects to the carousel,
Down by the sea by the shore.
Once there was Paragon, now it's gone, now it's gone.
Once there was Paragon Park.

I once stumbled out of the Schlitz Palm Gardens
And down the Mill Rapids I went.
Laid down face flat in an old gondola boat,
I don't remember what happened to me after that.
But I went with my Laurie
To hear the band play,
Down by the sea by the shore.
Once there was Paragon, but now it's gone, now it's gone.
Once there was Paragon Park.
Once there was Paragon, now it's gone, now it's gone.
Once there was Paragon Park.

Song Length
4:15
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Unique - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal


Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

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