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Summertime in California
- by John McGaraghan and Lee Simpson

verse 1:
Fortune's here for all to seek
Her coastal range that falls between
The fault lines and the fire
Many men have dared to dream
and came out west for gold and green
Devotion and desire

chorus:
Summertime in California
Don't say I didn't warn ya
You can try to hide away
try to fight but it won't let ya
California Summer's gonna get ya.

verse 2:
I have been a miner there
the 49ers' veins laid bare
but I dug up a dream
golden shoulders, sun bleached hair
now the gold's just in the air
it's good livin' in the seam

verse 3:
Poison oak grows underneath
shade of Live oak, branch and leaf
I just walk around
Redwoods rise and mountains sleep
meadow grass grows soft and deep
I lay my body down

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