THE CALABASAS SONG

    

LAST OF THE OLD WEST
BUT FIRST IN MY HEART


Words and Music by
Doug Goodwin, ASCAP

Doug Goodwin and his wife Joyce moved to Calabasas in 1980, eleven years before Calabasas was incorporated as a City.  Still sparsely populated at the time, Doug embraced the open-country feel of Calabasas. An accomplished songwriter who has written songs in genres including jazz, country and Latin music, Doug is also known for writing music for a number of animated motion pictures and television shows from the 1960s and 1970s.  

In the mid 1980s, at the urging of his neighbors, Doug put his songwriting skills to work in writing a song to spread the word about Calabasas and, at the time, promote the drive to cityhood.  Thirty years later, Doug remains a Calabasas resident saying I was then, and am now, quite honored to have been requested to write "Last of the Old West but First in My Heart (The Calabasas Song). 

For more information about Doug Goodwin, please visit his website at http://andtheniwrote.us .

Calabasas Song

At the very western edge of the San Fernando Valley,
out where Cowboys and Indians used to roam
is a place where I find I unwind,
a quiet place I call my home
and I'm proud to say that I come from Calabasas
Last of the Old West but First in my Heart!
We've got lakes and parks and streams, an ocean breeze and hills of green
I can't think of any place I'd rather kick my boots off
than in good old C A L A B A S A S
where smilin' faces greet you every day
and more than friendly, proud and pretty
we're a pretty special city,
Calabasas we're behind you
ALL THE WAY
Calabasas, California U. S. A.

 

City of Calabasas 2014