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Going To California Tab

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Tuning: D A D G B E

[Intro]
e|----------------|----------------|---5---5---5---5|---5-5-5-5---5-7|
B|----------------|----------------|-5---5---5---5--|--7-5---5---5-7-|
G|----------------|-7-7-----7-7----|--7---7---7---7-|------7---7-----|
D| --0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---------------|

       pp
e|3--2---0-------3|---2---0--------|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
B|-0---0---0-3----|-0---0---0-3----|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
G|--0---0------0--|--0---0------0--|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
D|----------0---0-|----------0---0-|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|

 Spent... Smoked...All...
 Made...  Goin'... In...
 Some...  Love...  In...

   ph       hph       h
e|--1111--10---0--|02---0--02---0--|--1111--10---0--|02---0--02---0--|
B|--3333--3--3----|---3---3---3----|--3333--3--3----|---3---3---3----|
G|--2222----------|----------------|--2222----------|----------------|
D|0---------------|--0---0---0---0-|0---------------|--0---0---0---0-|
A|--------2-------|----------------|--------2-------|----------------|
E|----------------|0---0---0---0---|----------------|0---0---0---0---|

(double spaced for double digits...  essentially an Am7 up 9 frets...)

e|--------12------12------12------12|-------12------12------12------12|
B|------10------10-----10-------10--|-----10------10------10------10--|
G|----11------11------11------11----|---11------11------11------11----|
D|----------0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|
A|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|--0---------------0---------------|-0---------------0---------------|

       pp
e|-----------------|----------------|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
B|----0---3---0----|---0---3---3----|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
G|--0---0---0---0-0|-0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|
D|---0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|----------------|----------------|
A|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|-5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|

 Took...  Never... same...
 Sea...   Wonder...day...
 Mount... Chil...  wake...    watch out...   

     hh
e|--0---0---0---0--|-0---0---0---0--|-----------0----|-----------0----|
B|-6--6---6---6---6|---6---6---6----|--2-----23---3--|--2-----23---3--|
G|---7---7---7---7-|--7---7---7---7-|-----2----------|-----2----------|
D|-0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
A|-----------------|----------------|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|
E|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

 Seems...       nose...    sinking...
 Throw... Meet...  high...

  [ending]
     pppp
e|---20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
B|------3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
G|---2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
D|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|-0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|
 Ahhhhh.....      Ahhhhh.....      Ahhhhh..... 
 Ahhhhh.....      Ahhhhh.....      Ahhhhh.....      Fade out...

Spent my days with a woman unkind:
Smoked my stuff and drank  all my wine.
Made up my mind, make a new start,
Goin' to California with an achin' in my heart.
Someone told me there's a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
Took my chances on a big jet plane.
Never let 'em tell you that they're all the same.
Ah, the Sea was red and the Sky was grey:
I wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons start to tremble and shake:
Children of the Sun begin to wake....  [spoken:] watch out
Seems like the wrath of the Gods: got a punch on the nose
and it's startin' to flow, I think I might be sinking.
Throw me a line, if I reach it in time
(I'll) meet you up there where the path runs straight and high.
Find a Queen without a King,
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings: la-la-la-la.
Ride a white mare on the footsteps of Dawn,
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
Standing on a hill and a mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems....

Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... 
Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh.....      Fade out...

(Another Version)
Rhythm:  all eighth notes, played in cut time.

[Intro]
(second half of the "D" tab.)

"G" tab
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|-0-------0--------| play 4 times
D|-----0-4-----0-4--|
A|---2-------2------|
E|------------------|

"D" tab
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
G|-----0---------------------------|---2-0-2---2---2---2---2---2---2-
D|-4-------4---2---0---0---2---4---|-4-------4---2---0---0---2---4---
A|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------

"Dm" tab                                  A7 Asus4 A7
e|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|*---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--*|*---2---2---2---2---2---3---2--2-*|
D|*-3---3---2---0---3---3---2---0----*|*-------------0------------------*|
A|------------------------------------|-4---4---4-------4---4---4---4----|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

[Verses]
G                                                      D
Spent my days with a woman unkind, smoked my stuff and drank all my wine
G
Made up my mind, going to make a new start, going to California with an aching
        D
        in my heart
(etc. until:)

Dm
Seems that the wrath of the
I hope this helps somewhat.  Also, the song is written in the key of D, if
anyone wants to know.
Hopefully, I'll try to post a few other Zeppelin tabs if I get the chance.



2. Song: Going To California

(This song has two acoustic guitars and a mandolin.
However I only know the guitar parts so just
play with notes for the mandolin stuff.)

(Both guitars are tuned to DGDGBD.)

[Intro on one guitar]
e|-----0------------0------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------3------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------0-----------0---------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0------------0---------------------------------------------------------|

(At the start of the lyrics, still one guitar)

e|---5-------4--4---2----0-----0--2-----0--0-------------------------------|
B|-------0------------0--------------0--------0----------------------------|
G|-------0------------0--------------0--------0----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0----------0--------------0-----------0-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

At "all my wine" and at corresponding part in next verse

e|--------4\2--2---0------7---------7--------------------------------------|
B|--5/7-----5--5------0----------7-----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------9--------------------------------------------|
D|--------0-----------0----------0-----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------0----------0------------------------------------------------|

When the second guitar enters is plays this..

e|--3--2--0---3---3---2--0-----0-------2--0--0----2----0--------0----------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------3---------------|
G|----------------------------------0--------------------------------------|
D|--------0-------0------0-----4----------4-----0--------0---------0-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0------------------------------------------------0-------0-------------|

While the second guitar plays this..

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|d-----0--0--0------0--0--0------4-------------5---5--4-------0-0-0-0------|
B|b-----0--0--0------0--0--0------3------2h3p2------2-----3----0-0-0-0------|
G|g-----0--0--0------0--0--0------2----------------------------0-0-0-0------|
D|d-------------------------------0-----------------------------------------|
A|g---------------4---------------------------------------------------------|
E|D--0-------------------------0--------------------------------------------|

e|--0----0-------0----0-----2--4-------------------------------------------|
B|--0----0-------0----0-----3--3-------------------------------------------|
G|--0----0-------0----0-----2--2-------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------0-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

At the "wrath of the gods" part.. guitar 1 plays X 4

e|-7----0--5--5-----0---7--------------------------------------------------|
B|---6-----------6---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------0------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-7-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------X1---------|  |----------X3-----------------|
----------0---0-------0-------0---0--------0--0--------------------------|
-----0--2--------2---------2------------2-------0--2---------------------|
--0----------------------0-----------0-----------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------2-----------2-----------2--------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

And guitar 2 plays
  |------X4-----------| |-----X4-------------|
e|----0-----------0--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5--5--6-----6-------2h3---3---2-----2-----------------------------|
G|-6-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------0----------------2---------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------2--------2------2--------------------------------|
E|-7-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

After that, replay the intro accompanyed by this on guitar 2

e|---------7----------------7-------------7--7--------7--------------------|
B|------7----------------7-------------7-----------7-----------------------|
G|---7---------7--7---9----------7--9-----------9--------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---7------------7--------------7-----7-----7-----7-----------------------|
E|---------7-------------7-------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------7-----7--------7---7--------7----------------------|
B|-------------------7--------------7------------7-------------------------|
G|--7---9--7--7--9---------------9------------9----------------------------|
D|----------------------------------0------------0-------------------------|
A|--7---7-----7------7-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------0------------0-------------------------------|

On the outro both guitar play essentially the same thing.

e|--0----2---2--2-----0----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----0-----------0-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------0-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------------------------------------------------|


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

| *  Natural harmonic
| \  Slide down
| /  Slide up
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| g  Grace note

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chobi 10 Feb 08, 2002 07:00 PM

You are the man. This is a sweet tab.

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Chris Mayer 10 Apr 10, 2002 08:00 PM

sweet tab! thanks

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CMJPEC 239 Oct 15, 2004 08:00 PM

your verses rnt that great but ive been to evbery website looking for the intro to this song and finaly i found a great one then end to you intro is the most correct one i know, great job on that.

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