25 July 2011 0 Comments

The California

[Chorus]

Ah me the boys the California
Girl of the Summer, and sons of the sea
Pack your gear for the California
Winds are seldom free

And now you got a breeze
I must go where the tall ships go
Climb aloft in a gale
Shanty loud for the bygone sailing days
When I gave chase to a whale
You know I followed the whale

[Chorus]

So hoist a sail on this barkentine
We’re outward bound on the sea
Farewell to ye landlubbin’ sons of a rock
Our birds are flying free
They’ve forgotten all your dreams

[Chorus]

So come all you poets and dreamers too
Tack your sail close to the line
Set your couse for a star found latitude
Hang all your troubles behind
The sea she’s a heady wine

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