King of California | Dave Alvin

🎵 King of California | Dave Alvin 🎵 - Length: 0:5:7


King of California - Written by Dave Alvin Recorded Live October 15, 2023 Live from Norfolk Street is an on-going concert series recorded live at McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston, Texas. Our live-streamed concert series is listener supported. For access to our catalog of full length shows, extras, encores, and interviews, become a contributing member at: https://livefromnorfolkstreet.com/ Lyrics: Well, I left my home and my one true love East of the Ohio River My father said we'd never wed For I had me no gold nor silver But my darling dear, please shed no tears But I think that it's fair to warn you That I return to claim your hand As the King of California Over deserts hot and mountains cold I traveled the Indian country Whispering your name under lonesome skies Remembering my only company But my darling dear, please have no fear For I think that it's fair to warn you That I return to claim your hand As the King of California I went up from Sacramento town To the Sierra gold fields And I worked my stake on a riverbank Dreaming just how a rich man feels Now my darling dear, listen here For I think that it's fair to warn you That I return to claim your hand As the King of California Now, the dead man's lying at my feet Who tried to steal my earnings Yet, I still recall your tender kiss Though this bullet in my chest is burning But my darling dear, please have no fear For I think that it's fair to warn you That I return to claim your hand As the King of California That I return to claim your hand As the King of California

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