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Brookes Jetty song (Circle of Reflection version!)

Hear it at: http://malwebb.com/BrookesJettySong-CircleOfReflectionVersion.mp3
For this song's original version and its history, click here.
And here's the video I made for the original: https://youtu.be/rPL2QFRN5mQ

When Grandad was a young man in St Kilda, you could bet he
Would take Grandma strolling summer evenings out along Brooke’s Jetty
Though all was hot and sweaty, that cool breeze was just in reach
When perched above the lapping waters off the crowded beach

Oh, Brooke’s Jetty, bayside lovers held you dear
Singing your sweet counterpoint to St Kilda pier
But 2015 sang a sad refrain
With your demolition leaving just the Shakespeare drain
Such parting sorrow, pleading to explain
It got us down, but hey, let’s not wear a frown
‘Cos this perky new projection
Called the Circle of Reflection
Is a nice result all round
Our voices will resound
As a tribute to the joy you brought to St Kilda town

They said, “It’s unsafe”, but nothing’s safe when folks lack common sense
They said, “It’s of no use or historical significance”
But a century ago, it was a thriving boating club
And ever since it’s always been a vibrant social hub

Oh, Brooke’s Jetty, bayside lovers held you dear
Singing your sweet counterpoint to St Kilda pier
Fred Brooke must have been tumbling in his grave
At that disrespectful underhand behaviour
And the tears and pain of those who tried to save ya
We're sad you’re gone, but we won’t let our hopes drown
‘Cos this Circle of Reflection
May it serve as a correction
Let the locals gather round
Our voices will resound
As a tribute to the joy you brought to St Kilda town

To sit upon Brooke’s Jetty’s end with dangled feet and setting sun
To curse at jet skis, gaze at clouds and waves as ukuleles strum
To watch the fun and frolics on the foreshore, pure St Kilda bliss
From such a tranquil vantage point, to dwell, to dream, to reminisce

Oh, Brooke’s Jetty, bayside lovers held you dear
Singing your sweet counterpoint to St Kilda pier
We won’t forget the memories you hold
Whether in the blazing sun and through the wind and cold
All the stories told of you by young and old
Your reign was grand, but now you hand on your crown
For this Circle of Reflection
Is a work of new affection
May the locals gather round
Let's vocally resound
As a tribute to the joy you brought to St Kilda town

İMal Webb 2022