Our Lake Was the Inspiration for the 1968 Hit Song “Indian Lake” by The Cowsills

By April 20, 2017Blog

I was amazed when I discovered that there was a song written about our very own Indian Lake. Not only that, but the song was a hit in the late 1960’s! The song was written by Tommy Romeo and recorded by the band The Cowsills in 1968. The song reached #10 on the US Billboard Top 100 that year.

Listen to Indian Lake by The Cowsills

The Lyrics

You take a bus marked Lakewood Drive
And you keep on ridin’
Till you’re out of the city
Where the air is fine
With the sweet smelling pine
And the countryside’s pretty

And you’ll see daffodils
Peeping over the hills
Or a honey-loving mama bear
Just take a left at the bridge
Go down to Quakertown Ridge
And in a minute you’re there (in a minute you’re there)

(Let’s go to) Indian Lake
Is a scene you should make
With your little one
Keep it in mind
If you’re looking to find
A place in the summer sun

Swim in the cove
Have a snack in the grove
Or you can rent a canoe (you can rent a canoe)
At Indian Lake
You’ll be able to make
The way the Indians do

(Let’s go to) Indian Lake
Is a scene you should make
With your little one
Just keep it in mind
If you’re looking to find
A place in the summer sun

You can swim in the cove
Have a snack in the grove
Or you can rent a canoe (you can rent a canoe)
At Indian Lake
You’ll be able to make
The way the indians do

(Everybody go) Hey, Indian Lake
Is a scene you should make
With your little one
Just keep it in mind
If you’re looking to find
A place in the summer sun

You can swim in the cove
Have a snack in the grove
Or you can rent a canoe
At Indian Lake

Watch the Original Music Video

The Cowsills Interview with Joan Rivers

Live Performance at Epcot in 2008

Cover by Freddy Weller

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