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You Betcha Big Sur

Up the 1 Due north and away from the sun The grass and the beards growing longer The whoop of the weird sounding stronger And mighty redwoods shelter the bums Love and Laughs! Up the 1 On that wild winding waterfront run The maps to the stars turning dimmer The surfers resurface as swimmers And the hitchhikers stick out their …

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Oregon eyes

When the wind catches up with you When the sun finds you out When the dirt bellows back at you When the rains cast their doubt When your friends find a fault with you When your mom shuts you up When your dad shakes his fist at you When your girl calls the cops refrain (snare drums, mandolin, ukelele) You’ll …

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Ranger Emeritus Blues

We lived to travel Once And like you, we traveled for life Can’t travel far Though With a mortgage, 2 kids and a wife We travel to work Now And work to travel, once in a while It soothes our souls Some Chasing regrets and frequently flown miles We loved the truth Then And marveled our fill through wandering eyes …

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The Pitching Song

“The Pitching Song” Gerry Chaco Berghaus featuring the Guitar BUMS (Banjo, Ukelele, Mandolin, Sitar) Album: (Con)Tents: a musical play on Tents courtesy of Hulkin’ Harmonies Records, 1998 We pitch our tent, our habitation We pack it up, and roam the nations We pitch it here, we pitch a yonder With every pitch, our love grows fonder We pitch it a …

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Coney Island Candy

“Coney Island Candy” Gerry Chaco Berghaus featuring the Guitar BUMS (Banjo, Ukelele, Mandolin, Sitar) Album: Wisconsin Wenches, an Anthology of Cheese courtesy of Hulkin’ Harmonies Records, 2001 Ooooooooh….. Ive had coke and paella down in bad Rio favela Drank cold Sprite by the barrel up on mount Kilimanjaro Had snowcones and a Fanta in the presence of old Santa But those …

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Outdoorsman Blues

Gerry Chaco Berghaus “Outdoorsman Blues” (1987) from the album Banjo Banter courtesy of Hulkin’ Harmonies Records Ltd. High in de Bolkar Mountains I opened a tab Got a pitcher of raki and one killer kebab Went outside in the sun and sat on a slab Admired the landscape, which is pretty darn fab Thanked my lucky stars, and ordered a …