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26 Miles (Santa Catalina)
Words and Music by Glen Larson and Bruce Belland - 1957
Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1958
 Part 1:
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                Am Dm7           G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                Am Dm7           G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                Am Dm7           G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                F C
 Part 2:
F6               G9 C               Am7 Dm7            G9 C                C7
F6               G9 C               Am7 D7 G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                Am Dm7           G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                Am Dm7           G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                Am Dm7           G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C -
 Part 3:
F6               G9 C               Am7 Dm7            G9 C                C7
F6               G9 C               Am7 D7 G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                Am Dm7           G7
C                Am Dm7           G7 C                Am7 G7              C    (end)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Part 1:
Twen - ty - six miles a - cross the sea.  San - ta Cat - a - lin - a is a wait - in' for me.
San - ta Cat - a - lin - a the Is - land of ro - mance, ro - mance, ro - mance, ro - mance.
Wa - ter all a - round it ev - 'ry - where, trop - i - cal trees and the sal - ty air:
But for me the thing that's a wait - in' there's ro - mance.
 
Part 2:
It seems so dist - ant twen - ty - six miles a - way, rest - in in the wa - ter se - rene.
I'd work for an - y - one, e - ven the Na - vy, who would float me to my is - land dream.
Twen - ty - six miles so near yet far.  I'd swim with just some wa - ter wings and my gui - tar.
I can leave the wings but I'll need the gui - tar for ro - mance, ro - mance, ro - mance, ro - mance.
Twen - ty - six miles a - cross the sea. San - ta Cat - a - lin - a is a wait - in' for me.
San - ta Cat - a - lin - a the Is - land of ro - mance.
 
Part 3:
A trop - ical heav - en out in the - o - cean cov - ered with trees and girls.
If I have to swim I'd do it for - ev - er till I'm gaz - in' on those is - land pearls.
For - ty kilo - meters in a leaky old boat an - y old thing that - 'll stay a - float.
When we ar - ive we'll all pro - mote ro - mance, ro - mance, ro - mance, ro - mance.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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