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Thread #29056   Message #4048450
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Apr-20 - 06:14 PM
Thread Name: Bobby-Sox Alert -Santa Catalina Songs
Subject: ADDPOP: 26 Miles (Santa Catalina)-Belland & Larson
Now, the memorable song about Catalina, is "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)", by Bruce Belland & Glen Larson. The Four Preps made a hit of it in 1958:

26 MILES (SANTA CATALINA)
Bruce Belland & Glen Larson

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin' for me,
Santa Catalina, the island of romance,
romance, romance, romance.

Water all around it ev'rywhere,
tropical trees and the salty air,
but for me the thing that's a-waitin' there's romance.

It seems so distant, twenty-six miles away, restin' in the water serene.
I'd work for anyone, even the Navy, who would float me to my island dream.
Twenty-six miles, so near, yet far.
I'd swim with just some water wings and my guitar.
I can leave the wings but I'll need the guitar
for romance, romance, romance, romance.

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin' for me,
Santa Catalina, the island of romance,
romance, romance, romance.

Water all around it ev'rywhere,
tropical trees and the salty air,
but for me the thing that's a-waitin' there's romance.
A tropical heaven out in the ocean covered with trees and girls.
If I have to swim I'd do it forever till I'm gazin' on those island pearls.
Forty kilometers in a leaky old boat,
Any old thing that'll stay afloat.
When we arrive we'll all promote romance, romance, romance

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bruce G Belland / Glen Larson