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Lyr Req: (I've Come to) California

GUEST,joe clone 02 Jan 07 - 06:37 PM
Peace 02 Jan 07 - 06:41 PM
Peace 02 Jan 07 - 06:42 PM
Peace 02 Jan 07 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,spb-cooperator 03 Jan 07 - 06:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I'm going to Californiay!
From: GUEST,joe clone
Date: 02 Jan 07 - 06:37 PM

This was lost in another thread:

Subject: RE: GOLD MINERS' SONGS (American) 2
From: GUEST,Wendi - PM
Date: 02 Jan 07 - 05:57 PM

Can anyone find the music and complete lyrics to a song I learned in elementary school? Part of it went,"I'm goin' to Californiay! Californiay! There's gold in them thar hills in Californiay! I've come to live where life is best, in the golden west. I'm gonna strike it rich in Californiay!"

I remember those words and the tune from our school music text in the '70's.

Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Add: (I'VE COME TO) CALIFORNIA (Adamson,Warren
From: Peace
Date: 02 Jan 07 - 06:41 PM

Here ya go. Words and piano music.

(I've Come To) California


Written for: The Californians (1957-1959)
Performer: INFORMATION UNAVAILABLE
Lyric: Harold Adamson
Music: Harry Warren
Year: 1957, 1958
Original publisher: Four Jays Music Co., Inc.


Verse 1:

I've traveled here, I've traveled there,
I guess I've been most ev'rywhere,
But I like where I am today,
And here is where I'll stay.

Chorus:

I've come to Californiay, Californiay;
There's gold in them there hills, in Californiay.
I've come to live where life is best,
In the golden west,
I'm gonna strike it rich in Californiay.

Verse 2:

I heard about the sunny skies,
I thought that folks was tellin' lies,
But now I'm here and I can see
It's true as true can be.

[Chorus]

Verse 3:


Now, one thing I just can't endure
Is bein' broke and bein' poor,
So, I've come out to take the cure,
I'm tellin' you for sure.

Last chorus:

I've come to Californiay, Californiay;
There's gold in them there hills in Californiay.
I've come to live where life is best,
In the golden west,
I'm gonna strike it rich in Californiay.
Californiay, Californiay,
There's gold in them there hills in Californiay.



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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm going to Californiay!
From: Peace
Date: 02 Jan 07 - 06:42 PM

And another.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm going to Californiay!
From: Peace
Date: 02 Jan 07 - 07:03 PM

Thank you to whoever did that.
    'Twas I who copy-pasted the lyrics. When posting links to music information and lyrics, it's usually best to copy-paste the stuff so we have it on hand at Mudcat and it can be searched. Also, if you've found a site with a search engine, try to go direct to the site and don't post links to the Google cache.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm going to Californiay!
From: GUEST,spb-cooperator
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 06:54 PM

There is another version in AL Lloyd - Come All Ye Bold Miners


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I've Come to) California
From: GUEST,Mister Reader
Date: 09 May 18 - 05:42 PM

As sung, the pronunciation is "Cali-forn-ee-ay." Plentiful Web sources say that the tune was composed for the "semi-western" t.v.show "The Californians" which ran 1957-1959. Lyrics were by Harold Adamson and the music was by Harry Warren. Sources say that, as broadcast, the theme song was recorded by the Ken Darby singers, directed by Ken Darby, who had an extensive career in music for t.v. and movies -- see Darby's entries on the Internet Movie Database and elsewhere. DVD's of "The Californians" are available for sale on the Web. Another version of the song was recorded by the Sons Of The Pioneers and was posted on You Tube at the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MqPs8y7QNQ


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