Berkeley Boy Jim and Mills Girl Kate are off to college together in Jim’s VW bus. It’s 1967 and they will soon experience the happenings of the ‘60’s.

Lyrics

Mother's Send-Off

sung by Mills Girl Kate and Mom

M: I release the ties I used to hold you
To keep you safe from harm
From now on, I cannot shield and protect you
You will be on your own
But you and I, as parent and child, you know
Will never be apart
You and I, as parent and child, you know
Are joined at the heart

M: So now you begin the journey that is yours to take
MG: Now the journey that is mine to take

M: I won’t be there, make no mistake, I always will care
MG: You won’t be there, make no mistake, I always will care

M: From the first, you know the day is coming
It seems so far away
Just turn around
The tiny child you were holding
Is striding out the door

You and I, as parent and child, you know
This day is always there
You and I, we know we’ll prepare, you know
But the pain is all mine to bear
And so, you see

M: I now have to let you go
MG: You now have to let me go

M: Let you go, let my girl go, just let my girl go
MG: Let me go, let your girl go, just let your girl go

M: Let go, let her go, be strong, soldier on
MG: Let go, let me go, be strong, soldier on