“I Wish WE All Could Be California Girls”

And the hits keep coming…

This postcard comes to us all the way from New York State. I dare you NOT to have this tune in your head all day.

Yvonne writes

The basic design of this piece is a nod to the California Arts Council’s special license plate.

Growing up in the northeast as a teen, like the rest of the country, we were in love with the Beach Boys music! When their big hit ‘California Girls’ debuted, we were so excited that the first line was about us! During out college dance parties we’d sing the lyrics along with the song but would always change it to ‘I wish WE all could be California girls!!’ and bellow it at the top of our lungs.

Decades later I was blessed to have my own California girl when my son married a sweetheart from California.

Yvonne finished the back of her postcard by turning the excess linen to the back and gluing on a piece of the same gold wool that she used for her sky on the front. Her text is printed on paper and sewn between two pieces of plastic and glued to the gold wool.

California Girls Lyrics

Well East coast girls are hip
I really dig those styles they wear
And the Southern girls with the way they talk
They knock me out when I’m down there

The Mid-West farmer’s daughters really make you feel alright
And the Northern girls with the way they kiss
They keep their boyfriends warm at night

I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls

The West coast has the sunshine
And the girls all get so tanned
I dig a French bikini on Hawaii Island
Dolls by a palm tree in the sand

I been all around this great big world
And I seen all kinds of girls
Yeah, but I couldn’t wait to get back in the states
Back to the cutest girls in the world

I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls

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2 thoughts on ““I Wish WE All Could Be California Girls”

  1. Thanks, Yvonne, for your delightful postcard. Makes me want to spritz in the Sun-In for some blonde(orange) highlights & feel the sand between my toes!

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