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Lyr Req: Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)

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GUEST,gheg99@yahoo.com 24 Jan 04 - 07:14 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: california
From: GUEST,gheg99@yahoo.com
Date: 24 Jan 04 - 07:14 PM

Hi there,
i am seeking song words, it is not an old song i think. Its irish and about a fellow with a drink problem and his wife leaves hiw
"going to california......... and the wine.
to talk about the weather ........old love letters"
I'm afraid thats all i can think of re words. All help appreciated.
Gerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: california
From: breezy
Date: 24 Jan 04 - 08:37 PM

no , sorry I thought it was Stan R's 'California'

so I was going to say
'Buy the album,' but you probably got it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: california
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Jan 04 - 06:26 AM

AMG - All Music Guide lists 300 recordings called "California." Obviously, there are many different songs with the same title. You might try scanning the list to see if any performer names ring a bell.

If you come back with the name of a performer or album, maybe somebody can help further.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: california
From: GUEST,dromod4@verizon.net
Date: 30 Apr 06 - 09:29 PM

hi,the song is called "going to california".it was written and recorded by irish singer johnny mcevoy.if you still need the lyrics get back to me. bernie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: california
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 06:28 AM

Con you post the lyrics Bernie , and chords if you have them of this Johnny McEvoy song , please


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: california
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 02:13 PM

The song GOING TO CALIFORNIA is on Johnny McEvoy's album "Going to California," (Dolphin, 2003) where he sings it with Isla Grant.

It's also on "Portrait" and "The Essential Johnny McEvoy".

I couldn't find any lyrics or sound samples, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: california
From: Shaneo
Date: 26 Nov 06 - 11:09 AM

Thanks , I just went to the music shop and got the C.D.
i ONLY LIVE 3 mins.from shop,,very lazy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)
From: GUEST,lorie b
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 10:01 PM

Hi, I'm looking for the lyrics for Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)and possibly the guitar chords. Thanks?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 10:09 PM

Did you see the following post above? Possibly there.



Subject: RE: Lyr Req: california
From: GUEST,dromod4@verizon.net - PM
Date: 30 Apr 06 - 09:29 PM

hi,the song is called "going to california".it was written and recorded by irish singer johnny mcevoy.if you still need the lyrics get back to me. bernie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 05:15 PM

WOULD LIKE LYRICS OF ABOVE PLEASE


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOING TO CALIFORNIA (Johnny McEvoy)
From: Shaneo
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 10:17 AM

Here you go guest and Lorie b , no chords at present


He was never there when needed
and oh who much she pleaded
Saying darling wont you stay home just one time
He'd just smile and say I'm sorry
But there's no need to worry
Just gonna meet some army buddies
Drink some beer and fight the war.

In the kitchen making wishes
As she tidies up the dishes
On another lonely weekend
And the wine she drank alone
And the nights they hold no pity
In the cold of New York city
As she waits there in the darkness
To hear his key turn in the door

[Chorus]
She said I'm going to California
To taste the sunshine and the wine
Sit beside the rolling ocean
And slowly pass the time
Reading books and old love stories
And forget about my worries
And maybe who knows maybe
We'll meet again sometime.

Then one night he came home sober
With a longing just to hold her
When he found the note she'd written
Waiting by the telephone
And she said ''I'll always love you
And never will forget you
Bit I just can't take this lonely feeling anymore''

Now the nights are cold and lonely
And he sits and watches TV
Drinking beer and chasing whiskey
Wondering where it all went wrong
And his eyes are tired and burning
From the dreams that kept returning
And all his yesterdays they wont leave him alone
[Chorus]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)
From: GUEST,shaneo
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 12:44 PM

Refresh for lorie b just in case he/she comes back


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mathew(Johnny McEvoy)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 04:14 PM

looking for the words to his song mathew which is written about a man with alzemiers and it was the way that johnyny could deal with his mothers death by writing this song, this song has a personal connection for me so i would appericate if someone could put thew words tro this sonhg on the web thanking you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 10:35 AM

I've posted the lyrics for Matthew (as requested above), but in a new thread.

Marion


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)
From: GUEST,john
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:09 PM

A nice version of this song can be found here by the Keenan Sisters:
http://www.ul.ie/~iwmc/nomad/recordings.html
although they appear to omit one verse


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to California (Johnny McEvoy)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 03:57 PM

LOOKING FOR THE CHORDS TO SONG   GOING TO CALIFORNIA


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Subject: Chords Add: GOING TO CALIFORNIA (Johnny McEvoy)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 11 - 10:00 AM

Intro: C-G-D-G-C-G-D7-D-G-C-G

He was (G)never there when needed
and (C)oh who much she (Am)pleaded
Saying (G)darling wont you stay home just one (D)time
He'd just (G)smile and (C)say I'm (G)sorry
But (C)there's no need to (Am)worry
Just gonna (G)meet some (C)army (G)buddies
Drink some beer and (D7)fight the (G)war.

In the (G)kitchen making wishes
As she (C)tidies up the (Am)dishes
On an(G)other lonely weekend
And the wine she drank a(D7)lone
And the (G)nights they (C)hold no (G)pity
In the (C)cold of New York (Am)city
As she (G)waits there (C)in the (G)darkness
To hear his key turn (D7)in the (G)door

She said I'm (D)going to Cali(D7)fornia
To taste the (C)sunshine and the (G)wine
Sit be(C)side the rolling (G)ocean
And slowly pass the (D7)time
Reading (G)books and (C)old love (G)stories
And for(C)get about my (Am)worries
And (G)maybe (C)who knows (G)maybe
We'll (D)meet a(D7)gain some(G)time.

Change of key!

Then one (C)night he came home sober
With a (F)longing just to (Dm)hold her
When he (C)found the note she'd )written
Waiting by the tele(G)phone
And she (C)said ''I'll a(F)lways (C)love you
And (F)never will for(Dm)get you
Bit I (C)just can't (F)take this (C)lonely (G7)feeling any(C)more''

Now the (C)nights are cold and lonely
And he (F)sits and watches (Dm)TV
Drinking (C)beer and chasing whiskey
Wondering where it all went (G)wrong
And his (C)eyes are (F)tired and (C)burning
From the (F)dreams that keet re(Dm)turning
And (C)all his (F)yester(C)days they (G7)wont leave him a(C)lone

She said I'm (G)going to Cali(G7)fornia
To taste the (F)sunshine and the (C)wine
Sit be(F)side the rolling (C)ocean
And slowly pass the (G7)time
Reading (C)books and (F)old love (C)stories
And for(F)get about my (Dm)worries
And (C)maybe (F)who knows (C)maybe
We'll (G)meet a(G7)gain some(C)time.


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