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    _____________________
   / Kashmir            /  I think this song is about the Americanization of the
  / Kalifornia         /  world, and how we're consumed by its ideals. We've
 / No Balance Palace  /  always been aware of that it was sneaking up on us, but
/____________________/  eventually it's not something society is able to resist.


I start out this tab with quite a long introcuction, but I feel it's necessary
to understand what's going on, 'cause it's really not that simple at all!



 Intro:
The intro is basically just a verse played by some kind of organ.
The tricky thing is all the 2/4-bars. Here's a table showing the time signatures:

 | 4/4 | % | % | 2/4 | 2/4 |

 | 4/4 | % | % | 2/4 | 2/4 | 2/4 |

 | 4/4 | % | % | 2/4 |

 | 4/4 | % | % | 2/4 | 2/4 | 2/4 |



While the organ plays, the guitar picks this pattern with the strings muted.

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
|-----------------|
|-----------------|    (accentuate the up strokes [v])
|-----------------|
|-----x---x-----x-|
|---x-x---x---x-x-|     ^ = down stroke
|-x-----x---x-----|     v = up stroke
  ^ ^ v ^ v ^ ^ v



Here's a guitar transcription of the opening organ part.
Notice that the time signatures here are the same as in the table above.
(The first line of bars is the last three bars in the table above.)

           2/4   2/4   2/4
:---------|-----|-----|-----||
:-0-------|(0)--|(0)--|(0)--||
:---------|-7---|-6---|-7---||
:---------|-----|-7---|-5---||
:-fade-in-|-----|-----|-----||
:---------|-----|-----|-----||


 4/4                           2/4   2/4
  Em
|---------|---------|---------|-----|-----|
|-0-------|(0)------|(0)------|-3---|-0---|
|-0-------|(0)------|(0)------|-0---|-0---|
|-2-------|(2)------|(2)------|-2---|-2---|
|---------|---------|---------|-5---|-2---|
|---------|---------|---------|-----|-----|

 4/4                           2/4   2/4   2/4
  A/C#                -/A      Gsus2  A7    G/B
|---------|---------|---------|-----|-----|-----|
|-2-------|(2)------|(2)------|-3---|-2---|-3---|
|-2-------|(2)------|(2)------|-2---|-2---|-4---|
|-2-------|(2)------|(2)------|-5---|-5---|-5---|
|-4-------|(4)------|-2-------|-----|-0---|-2---|
|---------|---------|---5-----|-3---|-----|-----|

 4/4                           2/4
  Em             (Em6) (Em7)    G 
|---------|---------|---------|-----|
|-0-------|(0)------|---------|-3---|
|-0-------|(0)----6-|---7-----|-4---|
|-5-------|(5)------|---------|-5---|
|-7-------|(7)------|---------|-----|
|-0-------|(0)------|---------|-3---|

                               And then the guitar comes in!
 4/4                           2/4       2/4       2/4
  A                             Bm        -/A       -/G
|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|-2-------|(2)------|(2)------|---------|---------|---------|
|-2-------|(2)------|(2)------|---------|---------|---------|
|-2-------|(2)------|(2)------|-----4---|-----4---|-----4---|
|-0-------|(0)------|(0)------|---5---5-|---5---5-|---5---5-|
|---------|---------|---------|-7-------|-5-------|-3-------|
                                ka-       li-       for-




 Verse:
This is the typical picking pattern.
Notice that is just based on the picking pattern with the muted strings.
First there is an instrumental verse, and then 2 verses with lyrics.

 4/4                                                   (2/4)     (2/4)
  Em                                                    Gmaj7     Em
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|
|-----5---5-----5-|-----5---4-----5-|-----5---5-----5-|-----4---|-----5---|
|---2-2---2---2-2-|---2-2---2---2-2-|---2-2---2---2-2-|---5---5-|---2---2-|
|-0-----0---0-----|-0-----0---0-----|-0-----0---0-----|-3-------|-0-------|
  ^ ^ v ^ v ^ ^ v
                                                       (2/4)     (2/4)     (2/4)
  Asus4                               A                 Gmaj7     F#m/A     Bm
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|-----2---2-----2-|-----2---2-----2-|-----2---2-----2-|-----4---|-----4---|-----4---|
|---5-----5---5-5-|---5-5---5---5-5-|---4-----4---4-4-|---2---2-|---4---4-|---5---5-|
|-5-----5---5-----|-5-----5---5-----|-5-----5---5-----|-3-------|-5-------|-7-------|

                                                       (2/4)
  Em           (Em6)             (Em7)                  Bm
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
|---------------6-|-----------6---7-|-----7-----------|---------|
|-----5---5-------|-----5-----------|-----------5-----|-----4---|
|---7-----7---7---|---7-7---7-------|---7-----7-7---7-|---5---5-|
|-0-----0---0-----|-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---|-7-------|

                                                       (2/4)     (2/4)     (2/4)
  Asus4                               A                 Bm        -/A       -/G
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|-----2---2-----2-|-----2---2-----2-|-----2---2-----2-|-----4---|-----4---|-----4---|
|---5-----5---5-5-|---5-5---5---5-5-|---4-----4---4-4-|---5---5-|---5---5-|---5---5-|
|-5-----5---5-----|-5-----5---5-----|-5-----5---5-----|-7-------|-5-------|-3-------|
                                                      (Skip these last three bars
                                                       before moving to the Chorus.)




 Chorus:
In every line, in the 2½ empty bars, just play around with the chord.

  Bm    -/A   -/G     Em
  4/4
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
|-2-----2-----2---|---0-----0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-----3---|---0-----0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-----4-----4---|---0-----0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-----4-----4---|---2-----2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-----0-----x---|---2-----2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------3---|---0-----0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
  rest- less, rest- less


  Bm    D/A   Gmaj7   F#
|-2-----2-----2---|---2-----2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-----3---|---2-----2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-----2-----0---|---3-----3-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-----4-----4---|---4-----4-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-----0-----x---|---4-----4-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------3---|---2-----2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
  wind- swept road


  Bm    -/A   -/G     Em
|-2-----2-----2---|---0-----0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-----3---|---0-----0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-----4-----4---|---0-----0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-----4-----4---|---2-----2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-----0-----x---|---2-----2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------3---|---0-----0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
  take  me    some    place


  2/4       4/4
  Bm        A
|-2-------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-------|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-------|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-------|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  un-       fold.


 (2/4)     (2/4)     (2/4)
  Bm        -/A       -/G
|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|---------|
|-----4---|-----4---|-----4---|
|---5---5-|---5---5-|---5---5-|
|-7-------|-5-------|-3-------|
  ka-       li-       for-




After 2 more verses with lyrics, there's obviously the 2nd Chorus.
This chorus ends earlier and goes directly into the Build-up part.


 Build-up:
Strum all the chords as in the first bar.
The upper guitar track is Kasper, the lower one is Henke.

  4/4
  A                                   A(add9)
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7---------------|-9---------------|-9---------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6---------------|-6---------------|-6---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4---------------|-4---------------|-4---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 -fold.


  Asus4                               A5
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-14----------14b-|
|-12--------------|-12--------------|-14--------------|-----------------|
|--0--------------|--0--------------|--0--------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7---------------|-7---------------|-9---------------|-9---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---------------|-5---------------|-7---------------|-7---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|




 Finale:
The final part here is a round of 2x8½ bars.
The first one is instrumental, and the two last ones are with lyrics.

 (intrumental):
                                                                    (2/4)
  F#5                                                G      Gsus2     D
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-11-------------|-11-------------|-11-------------|-16-----14------|-11-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|--9-------------|--9-------------|--9-------------|-14-----12------|--9-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-6--------------|-6--------------|-6--------------|-7--------------|-7------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-4--------------|-4--------------|-4--------------|-5--------------|-5------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|


  A                                 F#m              Gsus2
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-9--------------|-9--------------|-9/11-----------|-14-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--------------|-7--------------|-7/9------------|-12-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-6--------------|-6--------------|-6--------------|-7--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-4--------------|-4--------------|-4--------------|-5--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


                                                                    (2/4)
  Bm                                F#m              G      Gsus2     D
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-11-------------|-11-------------|-11-------------|-16-----14------|-11-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|--9-------------|--9-------------|--9-------------|-14-----12------|--9-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-7--------------|-7--------------|-6--------------|-7--------------|-7------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-5--------------|-5--------------|-4--------------|-5--------------|-5------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|


  A                                 Esus2            Gsus2
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-9--------------|-9--------------|-9/11-----------|-14-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--------------|-7--------------|-7/9------------|-12-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-6--------------|-6--------------|-9--------------|-7--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-4--------------|-4--------------|-7--------------|-5--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
                                                        some-



 (with lyrics):
                                                                    (2/4)
    D                               F#m              G      Gsus2     D
||---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
||o--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
||--11-----------|-11-------------|-11-------------|-16-----14------|-11-----|
||---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
||o--9-----------|--9-------------|--9-------------|-14-----12------|--9-----|
||---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|
||---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
||o--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
||--7------------|-7--------------|-6--------------|-7--------------|-7------|
||---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
||o-5------------|-5--------------|-4--------------|-5--------------|-5------|
||---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
    time.                                            get    there     some-


  A                                 F#m              Gsus2
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-9--------------|-9--------------|-9/11-----------|-14-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--------------|-7--------------|-7/9------------|-12-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-6--------------|-6--------------|-6--------------|-7--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-4--------------|-4--------------|-4--------------|-5--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  time.                                              some-

                                                                    (2/4)
  Bm                                F#m               G      Gsus2     D
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-11-------------|-11-------------|-11-------------|-16-----14------|-11-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|--9-------------|--9-------------|--9-------------|-14-----12------|--9-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-7--------------|-7--------------|-6--------------|-7--------------|-7------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|-5--------------|-5--------------|-4--------------|-5--------------|-5------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
  time.                                              get    there     some-

                                   1.                                 2.
  A                                 F#m              Gsus2             F#
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||-2-----:
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------o||-2-----:
|-9--------------|-9--------------|-9/11-----------|-14-------------||-3-----:
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||-4-----:
|-7--------------|-7--------------|-7/9------------|-12------------o||-4-----:
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||-2-----:
|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||-------:
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------o||-------:
|-6--------------|-6--------------|-6--------------|-7--------------||-6-----:
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||-------:
|-4--------------|-4--------------|-4--------------|-5-------------o||-4-----:
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||-------:
  time.                                              some-




 LYRICS
**********
a.  kalifornia, have you gone wild?
    i'm sifting through your dark miles
    reaching out for you
    in the headlight's glare
    but you're way too devious
    to be aware.
        b.  restless, restless
            windswept road
            take me someplace
            unfold.
a.  kalifornia, in a bleak road song
    old nick warned me
    against the storm
    but i'm your slipstream
    you're my trail
    drive wild with me
    full sails.
        b.  restless, restless
            windswept road
            take me someplace
            unfold.
               c.  sometime
                   get there sometime.



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Morellolover 62 wrote on April 17 2010, 07:57 am

Real great tab of Kalifornia! Thanks for it!

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