written by, Francis Bernard Silverwood (1863-1924)
composed by Abraham Franklin Frankenstein (1873-1934)
- 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.
- Where 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, Catalina, you are very dear to me.
- I love you, 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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