Who Sang California Dreamin'? Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers Changes cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John Edmund Andrew Phillips, Michelle Gilliam
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 2:34
membranophone: Hal Blaine
guitar: Tommy Tedesco and Johnny Rivers
keyboard: Larry Knechtel
vibraphone: Gary Coleman
flugelhorn: Jules Chaikin
writer: Michelle Phillips, John Phillips
All the leaves are brown
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
And the sky is grey
Ive been for a walk
Ive been for a walk
On a winters day
On a winters day
Id be safe and warm
Id be safe and warm
If I was in l.a.
If I was in l.a.
California dreamin
California dreamin
On such a winters day

Stopped into a church
I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees
Got down on my knees
And I pretend to pray
I pretend to pray
You know the preacher likes the cold
Preacher likes the cold
He knows Im gonna stay
Knows Im gonna stay
California dreamin
California dreamin
On such a winters day

All the leaves are brown
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
And the sky is grey
Ive been for a walk
Ive been for a walk
On a winters day
On a winters day
If I didnt tell her
If I didnt tell her
I could leave today
I could leave today
California dreamin
California dreamin
On such a winters day
California dreaming
On such a winters day
California dreaming
On such a winters day

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  • 2 A Taste of Honey
  • 3 Days of Wine and Roses
  • 4 California Dreamin'
  • 5 Do You Want to Dance
  • 6 Cast Your Fate to the Wind
  • 7 Poor Side of Town
  • 8 If I Were a Carpenter
  • 9 Softly as I Leave You
  • 10 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 11 Strangers in the Night
  • 12 Getting Ready for Tomorrow