We left for Frisco in your Rambler
The radiator running dry
I've never been much of a gambler
And had a preference to fly

You said "forget about the airline,
Let's take the car and save the fare."
We blew a gasket on the Grapevine
And eighty dollars on repairs

All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard

Hot summer night in Sausalito
Can't stand the heat another mile
Let's drop a quarter in the meter
And hit the sidewalk for a while

I'll have a burger and a root beer
You feed the heap some of the grape
A shot of premium to boot, dear
We'll get across the Golden Gate

All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard

Cashin' all my checks
Straightenin' out my bank?
Spend it on a Rambler
With a wormhole in the tank

Look out over here
Watch out over there
Can't afford a blowout
'Cause we haven't got a spare

All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
All aboard


Lyrics submitted by richie, edited by KirkH

Sausalito Summernight Lyrics as written by Robert Vunderink Lucian Mark Boon

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's a good ol' cruising to California song. However, instead of riding in a hot rod with chicks by their side, this trip isn't a fun one because of the various problems they have with their junker of a car.
    richieon April 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGettin' Out of High Scool without a worry in the world!


    We left for Frisco in your Rambler
    The radiator running dry
    I've never been much of a gambler
    and had a preference to fly

    You said "forget about the airline,
    let's take the car and save the fare."
    We blew a gasket on the Grapevine
    and eighty dollars on repairs

    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard

    Hot summer night in Sausalito
    Can't stand the heat another mile
    Let's drop a quarter in the meter
    and hit the sidewalk for a while

    I'll have a burger and a root beer
    You feed the heap some of the grape
    A shot of premium to boot, dear
    We'll get across the Golden Gate

    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard

    Another mile or two to Frisco,
    200 gallons from L.A.
    The engine's thumping like a disco,
    We ought to dump her in the Bay...

    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard

    Cashin' all my checks
    Straightenin' out my bank?
    Spend it on a Rambler
    with a wormhole in the tank

    Look out over here
    Watch out over there
    Can't afford a blowout
    'cause we haven't got a spare

    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard (Sausalito summernight)
    All aboard
    yougojayon November 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe missing lyrics are:

    "Another mile or two to Frisco,
    800 gallons from L.A.
    The engine's thumping like a disco,
    We ought to dump her in the Bay..."

    Love this song.
    Major Valoron May 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this one quite a lot on the radio in the summers of '81-82 or so. This is about how a guy listens to his girlfriend and instead of flying from LA to San Francisco, they take a road trip. Unfortunately, almost nothing goes as planned; the car breaks down, the trip is long, but they still have a lot of fun and it's worthwhile to them.

    Songs like this seem sadly missing from radio today. It's all profit, profit, profit without the fun.
    quampon June 15, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Feed the heap some multi-grade ..."
    Chi-Chiefon August 06, 2022   Link

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