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California Waiting Tab

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Kings Of Leon
California Waiting
Guitar Tab
Drop D Tuning - DADGBE
Tabbed By Jonathan Mack


To Be Honest I Think The Song Is Played In Standard Tuning.
However, I've Tabbed It Out In Drop D.It Really Doesnt Make
Any Difference Either Way.Except,During The Verses (Mainly The First)
There Is Only The Bass Line Playing - So If You Want To
Play It On Guitar, It Has To Be Played In Drop D!

Rhythm Guitar - Played Slightly Distorted
Lead Guitar   - Played Clean
Guitar Three  - Played Slightly Distorted
Bass          - Played Clean / No Treble



\ Slide Down
/ Slide Up
. Palm Mute



Intro

Cow Bell x8

Lead Guitar
0:03
|-------|---------|-----|---------|-------|---------|-------|
|-------|---------|-----|---------|-------|---------|-------|
|-------|---------|-----|---------|-------|---------|-------|
|-------|------4--|-----|------4--|-------|------4--|-------| x1
|7-5-\-2|7-5-7---7|7-5-0|7-5-7---7|7-5-\-2|7-5-7---7|7-5-0--|
|-------|---------|-----|---------|-------|---------|-------|

Rhythm Guitar
0:03
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------7777777777777777--|
|55555555555555557777777777777777--| x2
|55555555555555555555555555555555--|
|5555555555555555------------------|

Bass
0:03
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|----------------------------------> x1
|---------------------------------->
|55555555555555440000000000000000-->

0:09
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------| x1
|--------------------------------------|
|5555555555555/1212120000000000000000--|


Verse One

Bass
0:15
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------| x3
|----------------------------------|
|55555555555555440000000000000000--|
 ................................


Pre Chorus One

Rhythm Guitar
0:33
|------------|
|------------|
|------------|
|9--9--7--7--| x1
|9--9--7--7--|
|9--9--7--7--|

Bass
0:33
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------| x1
|----------------------------------|
|77777777777777775555555555555555--|
 

Chorus One

Rhythm Guitar 
0:39
|--------|-------------|
|--------|-------------|
|--------|7-7-7-7--77--|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7--77--| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5--55--|
|5-5--5-5|-------------|

0:45
|--------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|
|--------|7-7-7-7--7-7--|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7--7-7--| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5--5-5--|
|5-5--5-5|--------------|

0:51
|--------|-----------|
|--------|-----------|
|--------|7-7-7-7-7--|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7-7--| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5-5--|
|5-5--5-5|-----------|

0:57
|-------------|----------|
|-------------|----------|
|-------------|7-7-7-7---|
|5-5--5-5-5555|7-7-7-7---| x1
|5-5--5-5-5555|5-5-5-5---|
|5-5--5-5-5555|----------|

Lead Guitar
0:39
|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|7-7-7-7--7-7--|
|55-555-55-5555|7-7-7-7--7-7--| x4
|55-555-55-5555|5-5-5-5--5-5--|
|55-555-55-5555|--------------|

Bass
0:39
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|55555555555555540000000000000000-->

0:45
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------| x2
|-----------------------------------|
|55555555/999999990000000000000000--|


Verse Two

Rhythm Guitar
1:03  1:06  1:09  1:12  1:15  1:18
|----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
|----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
|----|--7-7|-----|7-7--|-----|7-7--|
|5---|--7-7|5-5--|7-7--|5----|7-7--| x1
|5---|--5-5|5-5--|5-5--|5----|5-5--|
|5---|-----|5-5--|-----|5----|-----|

Lead Guitar
1:03
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|-7-7-77-7-777--|
|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|-7-7-77-7-777--| x1
|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|-5-5-55-5-555--|
|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|---------------|

1:09
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|7-7-7-77-7-777--|
|5-5---5-5-5-5-5|7-7-7-77-7-777--| x2
|5-5---5-5-5-5-5|5-5-5-55-5-555--|
|5-5---5-5-5-5-5|----------------|

Guitar Three
1:13      1:19
|--------|----------|
|--------|----------|
|--------|----------|
|--4-7\--|--4-7\----| x1
|5------5|5------5--|
|--------|----------|

Bass
1:03
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------| x3
|----------------------------------|
|55555555555555440000000000000000--|
 ................................


Pre Chorus Two

Rhythm Guitar
1:21
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|9--7--7-777--| x1
|9--7--7-777--|
|9--7--7-777--|

Bass
1:21
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------| x1
|----------------------------------|
|99999999999999997777777777777777--|



Chorus Two

Rhythm Guitar
1:27
|--------|-------------|
|--------|-------------|
|--------|7-7-7-7--77--|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7--77--| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5--55--|
|5-5--5-5|-------------|

1:33
|--------|------------|
|--------|------------|
|--------|7-7-7-7-7\--|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7-7\--| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5-5\--|
|5-5--5-5|------------|

1:39
|--------|------------|
|--------|------------|
|--------|7-7-7-7-777-|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7-777-| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5-555-|
|5-5--5-5|------------|

1:45
|-------------|----------|
|-------------|----------|
|-------------|7-7-7-77--|
|5-5--5-5-5555|7-7-7-77--| x1
|5-5--5-5-5555|5-5-5-55--|
|5-5--5-5-5555|----------|

Lead Guitar 
1:27
|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|7-7-7-7--7-7--|
|55-555-55-5555|7-7-7-7--7-7--| x4
|55-555-55-5555|5-5-5-5--5-5--|
|55-555-55-5555|--------------|

Bass
1:27
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|55555555555555540000000000000000-->

1:39
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------| x2
|-----------------------------------|
|55555555/999999990000000000000000--|




Bridge Section

Lead Guitar
1:51
|0-------0-0---0-2-0-----|-------0|----0|----0-----0--|
|--2---2-----2---------2-|--2-----|2----|2-----2-----2|
|----4---------------4---|4----4--|--4--|--4-----4----|
|------------------------|--------|-----|-------------| x1
|------------------------|--------|-----|-------------|
|------------------------|--------|-----|-------------|

1:57
|--2-0-----------------------0|----------0----|2-2--------|
|2---------2-----2-----2------|----2---2---2--|----2------|
|------4-4---4-2---2-4---4-4--|4-4---4-------4|------4-2--|
|-----------------------------|---------------|-----------| x1
|-----------------------------|---------------|-----------|
|-----------------------------|---------------|-----------|

Rhythm Guitar
1:51
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|77777777777777777777777777777777--| x2
|77777777777777777777777777777777--|
|77777777777777777777777777777777--|


Break Down

Bass
2:04    2:10
|------|----->
|------|----->
|------|----->
|------|-----> x1
|------|----->
|5-/-12|5-0-->

Final Chorus Build Up

Bass
2:16
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------| x1
|----------------------------------|
|55555555555555-44/00000000000000--|


2:22
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------| x1
|-----------------------------------|
|55555555/999999990000000000000000--|

Lead Guitar
2:22
|2-0---5-0---7-5-0---2-0-2-5-2-0--|
|----3-----3-------3--------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------| x2
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

Rhythm Guitar
2:25
|--------------|
|--------------|
|7-7-7-7-7777--|
|7-7-7-7-7777--| x1
|5-5-5-5-5555--|
|--------------|



Final Chorus

Rhythm Guitar
2:28
|--------|-------------|
|--------|-------------|
|--------|7-7-7-7--77--|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7--77--| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5--55--|
|5-5--5-5|-------------|

2:34
|--------|------------|
|--------|------------|
|--------|7-7-7-7-7\--|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7-7\--| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5-5\--|
|5-5--5-5|------------|

2:40
|--------|-------------|
|--------|-------------|
|--------|7-7-7-7-777--|
|5-5--5-5|7-7-7-7-777--| x1
|5-5--5-5|5-5-5-5-555--|
|5-5--5-5|-------------|

2:46
|-------------|----------|
|-------------|----------|
|-------------|7-7-7-77--|
|5-5--5-5-5555|7-7-7-77--| x1
|5-5--5-5-5555|5-5-5-55--|
|5-5--5-5-5555|----------|

Lead Guitar
2:28
|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|7-7-7-7--7-7--|
|55-555-55-5555|7-7-7-7--7-7--| x4
|55-555-55-5555|5-5-5-5--5-5--|
|55-555-55-5555|--------------|


Rhythm Guitar
2:52
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------7777777777777777--|
|55555555555555557777777777777777--| x4
|55555555555555555555555555555555--|
|5555555555555555------------------|

Lead Guitar                    End On
2:58                           3:18
|--------------------------    |--------
|------------------7-------    |--------
|9-7-9-7--9--9-7-9----9-7--    |7-------
|-------------------------- x7 |-------- x1
|--------------------------    |--------
|--------------------------    |--------

Rhythm Guitar         End On
3:15                  3:18    
|------------------   |------
|------------------   |------
|------------------   |------
|5555555555555555-- x1|5----- x1
|5555555555555555--   |5-----
|5555555555555555--   |5-----

Bass
2:28
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|---------------------------------->
|55555555555555540000000000000000-->

2:34
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------| x2
|-----------------------------------|
|55555555/999999990000000000000000--|

Then...

2:52
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------| x4
|-----------------------------------|
|55555555/999999990000000000000000--|

3:15                                   End On
|----------------------------------    |------
|----------------------------------    |------
|----------------------------------    |------
|---------------------------------- x1 |------ x1
|----------------------------------    |------
|55555555555555555555555555555555--    |5-----
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CAPTAINBEEFHEAR wrote on November 24 2012, 06:13 am

Considering you've tabbed it in dropped D I'm amazed you didn't think to use the awfully gritty D power chord, just three bottom strings open. Great sound.

Other than that nice tab mate, good to see somebody acknowledging those lovely lead guitar bits in the bridge and final pre chorus.

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