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The Shapleigh Song


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The Shapleigh Spirit


(To the Tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" - writer unknown)
Words by Gus Pappalardo
 
The Shapleighs go back quite a ways now
   from sixteen hundred thirty five
The first one was called Alexander,
   and his memory, thru us, stays alive.
 
Chorus:
Shapleighs -- Shapleighs
   We cover the land, yes we do, we do
Shapleighs -- Shapleighs
   We cover the land, yes we do.* 
 
From Kingswear in England, he traveled
   to Kittery and Shapleigh in Maine
A prosperous merchant and trader,
   the "Golden Cat" brought him much gain.
 
*Chorus:
 
And now his descendants are many
   from ocean to ocean we live.
Since on that day in 1909,
   we gather, remembrance to give.
 
*Chorus:
 
So, here we are, all faithful Shapleighs
   enjoying each other, we're sure.
The certain reward's all around us
   Our spirit is bound to endure
 
*Chorus:



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