Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

California chords

version 2
version 2

Whole song

70 views 3 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
3 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
The strum pattern is pretty basic. Although, Joey throws in some little inflections to the C chord
and he hits the high e string almost every other chord.
The entire song is played in the same fashion. It’s just back and forth with the thumb 
and middle/ring fingers.
It is easier to play when holding the chords I have written.

Not sure if he is playing a G or a G/D.  


[Intro]

   F               C                  F             C         Am          G/D     C
E|-------0---------------0------------------0-------------0---------------------------------------|
B|---1---1-1---1-----1---1-1---1--------1---1-1-------1---1-1---1---1---1---3---3---1---1---1---1-|
G|---2-----2---2-----2-----0---0--------2-----2-------2-----0---0---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---------------0h2----------------0h3-----------0h2---------------------------------------------|
A|-3---3-----3---------3-----3------------3-----3-------3-----3---0---0-----------3---3---3---3---|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------3---3-------------------|

   C
E|---------------------------|
B|---1---1-----1---1---1---1-|
G|---0---0-----0---0---0---0-|
D|-----2---2h3---2---0---2---|
A|-3-------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

The last part of the intro is used at the end of every chorus
                               

[Chorus]

F
California, California 
C
Know I love you, California 
Am                                G
When I leave, I know you wait for me 
              F
Cause in the sun and in the weather 
        C
No one else has loved me better 
Am          G                   C
California you're the place for me 


[Verse 1]

F
Los Angeles, Los Angeles 
C
My heart goes out to you and if 
Am                                  G
I make it back I'd love to drive around 
            F
Cause your streets are wide and dirty 
             C
You'd have raised me in a hurry 
            Am           G              C
You’re the city with the angels, yes indeed 
F
San Francisco, San Francisco 
C
Always busy, you're always pretty 
Am                            G
I can see you just across the bay 
          F
Your red bridge over the sea 
          C
Keeps me safe and warm and free 
      Am                    G               C
On a clear day, there's no place I'd rather be 
F
In the mountains, in the mountains 
C
No one knows you like I do 
     Am                                  G
And summer streams are knee deep in the snow 
      F                            C
Just like the giving tree you have made a man of me 
       Am              G              C
Cause everyone needs someplace beautiful 
        Am              G                F C
I think everyone needs someplace beautiful 


[Chorus]

F
California, California 
C
Know I love you, California 
Am                               G
When I leave I know you wait for me 
              F
Cause in the sun and in the weather 
        C
No one else has loved me better 
Am          G                   C
California you're the place for me 


[Verse 2]

F
In the valley, in the valley 
C
Give me life and cradle me 
    Am                          G
The sun is setting as I drive ahead 
    F
So keep us and sustain us 
         C
Give us food and love and I trust 
Am               G                 C
That without you we'd all soon be dead 
F
In the forest, all the trees 
C
You make a little child of me 
Am                                G
How I long to know what you have seen 
         F
All the people who are gone 
             C
And all the ones who once were strong 
    Am                   G                 C
Oh won't you keep their fate from claiming me 
F
In the oceans, in the sea 
C
We have seen eternity 
    Am                          G
How can I tell when you really end 
   F                              C
I imagine that you lead to other worlds entirely 
      Am               G                C
Where we can save ourselves and start again 
       Am                G                 F  C
Yes we need to save ourselves and start again 


[Chorus]

F
California, California 
Am
Know I love you, California 
Am                               G
When I leave I know you wait for me 
             F
Cause in the sun and in the weather 
        C
No one else has loved me better 
Am          G                   C
California you're the place for me 


[Bridge]

F        C                Am               G
oooooooo ooo ooo ooo ooo  ooooouuuuooo ooo ooo
F        C                Am      G       C
oooooooo ooo ooo ooo ooo  ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

End the bridge just like the chorus


[Verse 3]

    F
So nurse me like a mother 
          C
Raise me strong just like my father 
       Am                         G
Let me wander off, discover who I am 
           F
I'll have learned your deepest lessons 
         C
Gathered up your finest blessings 
Am             G             C
Return to California once again 
               Am          G             F   C
Yes, I'll come home to California once again 


[Chorus]

F
California, California 
C
Know I love you, California 
Am                               G
When I leave I know you wait for me 
              F
Cause in the sun and in the weather 
        C
No one else has loved me better 
Am          G                   C
California you're the place for me 
     Am         G                   C
Yes California you're the place for me 
    Am                G               F
California won't you save a place for me?


[Outro]

   F               C                  F             C         Am          G/D     C
E|-------0---------------0------------------0-------------0---------------------------------------|
B|---1---1-1---1-----1---1-1---1--------1---1-1-------1---1-1---1---1---1---3---3---1---1---1---1-|
G|---2-----2---2-----2-----0---0--------2-----2-------2-----0---0---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---------------0h2----------------0h3-----------0h2---------------------------------------------|
A|-3---3-----3---------3-----3------------3-----3-------3-----3---0---0-----------3---3---3---3---|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------3---3-------------------|

   C
E|---------------------------|
B|---1---1-----1---1---1---1-|
G|---0---0-----0---0---0---0-|
D|-----2---2h3---2---0---2---|
A|-3-------------------------|
E|---------------------------|



************************************

| h  Hammer-on

************************************

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction