At some point we've all sung along to Scott Mackenzie's hippie anthem, "If You're Going to San Francisco," and to Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," but there are several tunes that pay tribute to our Paris of the West.
Take a listen and learn the lyrics to these other songs about SF. And go ahead, sing along!
"Humbug Steamship Companies (Uncle Sam's Farm)," lyrics by John A. Stone, 1854
Then come along, come along, you that want to go,
The best accommodations, and the passage very low;
Our boats they are large enough, don't be afraid,
The Golden Gate is going down to beat the Yankee Blade...
When you start from San Francisco, they treat you like a dog,
The victuals you're compell'd to eat ain't fit to feed a hog;
And a drunken mate a cursing and damning you around,
And wishing that the boat would sink and every one be drowned.