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Friday, March 18, 2011

Mama Cass Sings California Earthquake


(PART IV OF IV) "WHERE THE BEACH USED TO BE, WON'T BE NOTHING AT ALL..." 

Way back in 1968, John Hartford, who wrote Glen Campbell's famous, Gentle On My Mind, composed and sang California Earthtquake way before Lady Gaga wrote her Earthquake Song. It was picked up Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas n The Papas).

CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE
(John Hartford)

Recorded by : John Hartford; Mama Cass.

I heard they exploded,
The underground blast,
What they say's gonna happen,
Gonna happen at last,
That's the way it appears.

They tell me the fault line runs right through here,
So that may be,
That may be,
What's gonna happen gonna happen to me,
That's the way it appears.

They tell me the fault line runs right through here.
Atlantis will rise,
Sunset Boulevard will fall,
Where the beach used to be,
Won't be nothing at all,
That's the way it appears.

They tell me the fault line runs right through here
So that may be,
That may be,
What's gonna happen gonna happen to me,
That's the way it appears.

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