Grateful Dead - California Earthquake (Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On) lyrics

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Grateful Dead - California Earthquake (Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On) lyrics

[Verse 1] There was a California earthquake, in the year of '83 It shook the living daylights out of the Owens County Seat Not a building was still standing when the dust had cleared away And there was a rumble in the distance all the way to San Andrea [Verse 2] Sherman Buck was driving his old mule into town When a big one came and shook so hard, that it knocked him to the ground Lord there opened up a hole so big, he thought his time was up And it swallowed up that poor old mule and it just missed Sherman Buck [Chorus] California earthquake you just don't know what you've done We may fall off in the ocean, but you'll never make us run You're a partner to the devil, but we ain't afraid of him We'll build ourselves another town so you can tear it down again [Verse 3] Then came the quake of '99 that levelled Mission Creek The earth was like an ocean churning, with waves of twenty feet Lord it sounded like a thousand trains were screaming underground All the way to San Joachim they heard that mournful sound [Chorus] [Verse 4] Then came one day the holocaust on San Franciso Bay Miles of walls came down like old Jericho that day Might near everything the earthquake missed, a holy fire consumed And left 'em smoke and the ashes of the dreams that can't be ruined [Chorus] [Outro] Build ourselves another town so you can tear it down again