I Love You, California

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«I Love You, California» (omslagsillustrasjon fra 1913 for notene

I Love You, California (1913) er den offisielle delstatssangen for California. Teksten er skrevet av Francis Beatty Silverwood (1863-1924) fra Los Angeles, og melodien av Abraham Franklin Frankenstein (1873-1934), dirigent for Orpheum Theatre Orchestra.[1] Sangen ble først fremført i 1913, og det var den offisielle sangen ved Verdensutstillingen i San Francisco i 1915.

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«I Love You, California»


I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all.
I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall.
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore.
I love your grand old ocean and I love her rugged shore.


When the snow crowned Golden Sierras
Keep their watch o'er the valleys bloom,
It is there I would be in our land by the sea,
Every breeze bearing rich perfume.
It is here nature gives of her rarest. It is Home Sweet Home to me,
And I know when I die I shall breathe my last sigh
For my sunny California.


I love your red-wood forests - love your fields of yellow grain.
I love your summer breezes and I love your winter rain.
I love you, land of flowers; land of honey, fruit and wine.
I love you, California; you have won this heart of mine.


I love your old gray Missions - love your vineyards stretching far.
I love you, California, with your Golden Gate ajar.
I love your purple sun-sets, love your skies of azure blue.
I love you, California; I just can't help loving you.


I love you, Santa Catalina Island, you are very dear to me.
I love you, Mount Tamalpais, and I love Yosemite.
I love you, Land of Sunshine, half your beauties are untold.
I loved you in my childhood, and I'll love you when I'm old.

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  1. ^ Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins University

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