I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all,
I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall,
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore,
I love your grand old ocean and I love your rugged shore.
Where the snow crowned Golden Sierras
Keep their watch o'er the valleys bloom,
It is there I would be in our land by the sea,
Every breeze bearing rich perfume.
It is here nature gives of her rarest,
It is Home sweet home to me,
And I know when I die,
I shall breathe my last sigh
For my sunny California.
I love your redwood forests,
love your fields of yellow grain,
I love your summer breezes
And I love your winter rain.
I love you ,land of flowers;
Land of honey, fruit and wine.
I love you, California;
you have won this heart of mine. (Refrain)
I love your old gray missions,
love your vineyards stretching far.
I love you, California
with your golden gate ajar.
I love you purple sunsets,
Love your skies of azure blue,
I love you, California;I just can't help loving you. (Refrain)
I love you, Catalina,
You are very dear to me,
I love you Tamalpais,
and I love Yosemite.
I love you, land of sunshine,
Half your beauties are untold,
I loved you in my childhood,
and I'll love you when I'm old. (Refrain)