Originally uploaded by becklerg.
So I had already heard about Josh Chaffin buying a copy of this song, but now I am the happy owner of a 45 of it, too. From what I gather, Middle of the Road had a Euro top 5 hit with this in the 70's. They're a Scottish band, but they sound like a Dutch or German Abba ripoff. The song is really catchy. Read the lyrics here. I would have cut and pasted them but this site kept me from doing this. Researching this song led me to this interesting webpage that reviews all the Sac songs, including the Milhouse one!
scratch that, the same website has the lyrics. here they are
Middle of the Road's "Sacramento"
There is something about the weather
That everybody loves
They call it the Indian Spring of Sacramento
And when the sun is up in the sky
the wind is blowingby the riverside
most every day
you're in Sacramento
a wonderful townsing sing, ..
There's something about the people
that everybody knowsthat
gives you a tender feeling of confusion
you're feeling lonely but you don't know
until this other feeling
hereinside you starts to grow
you're in Sacramento,
a wonderful townsing, sing, ..
Now that spring is near again
and you're thinkingif only you were not so lonely
but you can ease your restless mind
'cos all the people are a lovin' kindin Sacramento,
a wonderful townsing, sing, ...