From the recording LIVE in a Field of Bluegrass

Lyrics

Written by: Jimmie Rodgers
 
Well I'm goin' to CaliforniaWhere they sleep out every nightI'm goin' to CaliforniaWhere they sleep out every nightI'm leaving you, mama'Cause you know you don't treat me right
Let me tell you somethin'Mama, that you don't knowLet me tell you somethin'Good gal, that you don't knowWell, I'm a do right papaAnd got a home everywhere I go
Yeah, I got the California bluesAnd I'm sure gonna leave you here, Lord, LordI got the California bluesAnd I'm sure gonna leave you hereI may ride the blind, I ain't got no railroad fare
Listen to me, mamaWhile I sing this songListen to your daddySing you this lonesome songYou got me wearied nowBut I won't be wearied long