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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:
Twentysix miles across the sea.  Santa Catalina is a waitin' for me.
Santa Catalina the Island of romance, romance, romance, romance.
Water all around it ev'rywhere, tropical trees and the salty air:
But for me the thing that's a waitin' there's romance.
 
Part 2:
It seems so distant twentysix miles away, restin in the water serene.
I'd work for anyone, even the Navy, who would float me to my island dream.
Twentysix miles so near yet far.  I'd swim with just some water wings and my guitar.
I can leave the wings but I'll need the guitar for romance, romance, romance, romance.
Twentysix miles across the sea. Santa Catalina is a waitin' for me.
Santa Catalina the Island of romance.
 
Part 3:
A tropical heaven out in theocean covered with trees and girls.
If I have to swim I'd do it forever till I'm gazin' on those island pearls.
Forty kilometers in a leaky old boat any old thing that'll stay afloat.
When we arive we'll all promote romance, romance, romance, romance.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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