Were You There In the Dark In the Park

Song to remember the great community singing tradition in the Minneapolis parks from 1919 through 1956, where each summer there were nightly sings held, with average nightly attendance in the thousands. find out more at Minnesota Community Sings.
Were You There In the Dark
Bret Hesla © 2011

Were you there?
Were you there when we sang side by side
in the dark in the park by my home?
Were you there?

Did you help
Did you help Michael row the boat ashore
in the dark in the park by my home
Did you help.

Did you lean on me there as we sang
in the dark in the park by my home …?

Did you shout on Salaam aleikum
in the dark in the park by my home …?

Did you hear angels near to the ground
in the dark in the park by my home …?

Did you know thousands sang long ago
in the dark in the park by my home …?

Were you there when we sang side by side
in the dark in  the park by my home …?

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