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The Leelanau Theme Song

by Mrs. A. J. Oberhelman.


See the sheet music!
Remember the picnics we had at the springs, 
The sails in the moonlight, the Sunday night sings,
The calm of the lake in the dawn's early light,
Leelanau, Leelanau, Land of Delight.

The blue of the water, the blue of the sky.
The cry of the gulls as they circle on high.
The whitecaps that sparkle, the white clouds above
Leelanau, Leelanau, land that I love

Carefree days, starlit nights,
Cherry blossoms, Northern Lights,
The afterglow when the sun has set;
These are things I'll never forget.

Remember the first early flowers in May,
The scarlet and gold of an October day,
The path of the moon on a still summer night,
Leelanau, Leelanau, Land of Delight.


About This Song

This song was written in the 1940's (or the 1960's -- accounts vary) by Hazel Oberhelman for use at the Leland Community Sing hosted by the Leland Country Club¹ every summer Sunday at 8 P.M. -- The public is invited.

This song was later "adopted" as a regular feature of the after-dinner sing at the Leland Yacht Club's annual Barbecruise.

I've been unable to determine who currently owns the rights to this song, but it is almost certainly public domain at this point.  If anyone knows whom I should ask for permission, let me know.  Anyone interested in helping me make a recording one Sunday at the Sing?  I'll make the recording available on this site.


¹ Originally I wrote that the Sing was "sponsored by the Leland Yacht Club".  This was a mistake, I meant to write "sponsored by the Leland Country Club".  Sorry for any confusion.
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