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California

Artist: T. PAIGE

Album: 1971
Category: Americana, Singer/songwriter, Folk Rock



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Description: In 1971, I slapped a tape in a new fangled cassette recorder that my mother had bought just to have around the house in Charlton heights WV. I began playing what was in my heart in a stream of conscious outward flow, on a guitar, using all of the one side of the 30 minute tape. I was in the basement just expressing in free form my somewhat experiences of the previous couple of year's events hitchhiking to and in the magical Venice, California of 1969. From that 30 minutes of tape and experience came the song "California", verbatim, unedited, though I later adjusted the formation of the same basic chord structures and pattern. Free form fragments mostly, but as in "California", fully formed. i think the guitar was my mother's '64 Epiphone Caberello, which I still play…

CALIFORNIA

I went out to California

Goin out to California
Big waves in California
Big sky's in California
To the sea in California
Come with me to California
We'll be free in California
You and me in California
ahh ah ah, ah, ah, ah ah ah.

I went out to Californa
I hitchhiked all the way
Everyday on the road I'd say
Everyday on the road I'd pray
Oh Lord, Oh God
I need a ride right now I need a ride now
I need a ride now…

I believe he heard me
I believe he listened
Oh Yeah.
I need I need
I need a ride now
I need a ride now.


Goin out to California
Big waves in California
Big Sur's in California
Big sky's in California
To the sea in California
Come with me to California
We'll be free in California
You and me in California
ahh ah ah, ah, ah, ah ah ah.

© 2017 T. Paige

Submitted: March 15, 2017 11:19AM


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