‘On the Way to Cape May,’ Cozy Morley

by JAY LUSTIG
Cozy Marley, in an undated publicity photo.

Cozy Morley, in an undated publicity photo.

“On the Way to Cape May”: lots of people are now going in that direction, on this warm late-May afternoon. If this were 50 years ago, there’s a good chance they would hear this South Jersey standard played live by a nightclub band at some point during their stay down there. These days, admittedly, that’s probably a bit of a long shot. But the sweet, sentimental “On the Way to Cape May,” about a love affair that blossoms on a trip through various towns in Cape May County, remains one of the all-time-great Jersey songs. Here’s a swinging version by the late North Wildwood club owner Cozy Morley.

 New Jersey celebrated its 350th birthday last year. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we are marking the occasion by posting 350 songs — one a day, for almost a year — that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. We started in September 2014, and will keep going until late in the summer.

If you would like to suggest any songs to be included, please let me know in the comments section underneath the video. And if you want to see the entire list, either alphabetically or in the order the songs were selected, click here.

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Terry Harris September 1, 2021 - 4:58 pm

Good Afternoon.
Hello – my name is Terry Harris and I am the author of…
Cape May, My Love … and…
A Christmas Kiss in Cape May.
My unique books celebrate the beauty and greatness that is Cape May.
Cape May, My Love is a collection of love poetry about a man and a woman exploring Cape May as they fall in love. A Christmas Kiss in Cape May is a wholesome Holiday romance set in Cape May.
Cape May, My Love and A Christmas Kiss in Cape May by Terry Harris are offered on Amazon Kindle and have 5 star reviews.
Thanks for the consideration. I thought your fine organization might be interested in learning about my truly unique books.
Sincerely,
Terry Harris
MA, BA, BS in Education
Villanova University
MFA graduate studies
Florida State University
MS in gifted education
Nova Southeastern University
taught Theatre and Integrative Arts at
Penn State University

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