"California Sun" as written by Henry Glover and Morris Levy....
Well I'm going out west where I belong
Where the days are short and the nights are long

Where I'll walk
And they walk
I'll twist
And they twist
And I'll shimmy
And they shimmy
And I'll fly
And they fly
Where they're out there having fun
In the warm California sun

Well, I'm going out west
Out on the coast
Where the California girls
Are really the most

And I'll walk
And they walk
I'll twist
And they twist
And I'll shimmy
And they shimmy
And I'll fly
And they fly
Where they're out there having fun
In the warm California sun

Well, the girls are frisky
In old 'Frisco
A pretty little chick
Wherever you go

And I'll walk
And they walk
I'll twist
And they twist
And I'll shimmy
And they shimmy
And I'll fly
And they fly
Where they're out there having fun
In the warm California sun
Where they're out there having fun
In the warm California sun


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"California Sun" as written by Morris Levy Henry Glover

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    General Commenttis ill twist not fish and ill shimmy not sin.
    lumosnox90on June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou know, on ALL of the lyrics i have seen of this ramones cover of california sun, i have always thought that it was twist and shimmy but the lyrics say otherwise. i wonder why that's so...
    agnostic_rabbion June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell this a ramones cover and its really by the beach boys but the ramones did it better and my teacher and i played this song at my talent show
    RaMoNeSon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy guitarist is so lazy........he didnt want to learn the guitar solo for this song because it was 'hard' so i had to take guitar tabs and make them for bass guitar.....i actually like it better
    rockstothebasson February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually the band the Ramones cover on this song is The Rivieras, not the Beach Boys. In fact I think it came out even further back than that but The Rivieras version is the best known. Of course this Ramones version is the best to listen to.
    tomautoon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Beach Boys were friends with Charlie Manson!
    Tiejazon November 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^WHAT?
    Alyssa1224on February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's missing a few lines. Whoever does the lyrics needs to hear the music well before writting stuff down.
    blackarmy-13on August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"California Sun" was a cover version of a song by the Rivieras (1964), later recorded by the Dictators on "Dictators Go Girl Crazy!" (1975). The missing second verse goes: "Well, I'm goin' out west, down on the coast/Where the California girls are really the most."
    Shocktreatment77on November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTiejaz and Alyssa1224.
    Dennis Wilson was friends with Charles Manson for a short while and then had trouble kicking him out of his house (and his life) when eventually he realised how dangerous the man was.
    The other Beach Boys had nothing to do with Manson.
    chrisb1on December 31, 2007   Link

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