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                        "California Girls"
                    (Brian Wilson / Mike Love)

[Intro:]

        Electric 12-string [measures 1-4]:

        [B]
         v   v   v   v   v
        ----------------------|
        -----9---7------------|
        -----9---8---9-8------|
        -9---9--99--9----9-11-|
        ----------------------|
        ----------------------|

        Bass [enters on measure 2]:

         v   v   v   v   v
        -----1----------------|
        ---------4---2-1------|
        -2------2---2----2-4--|
        ----------------------|

        Electric 12-string [measure 5]:

        [A]
         v   v   v   v   v
        ----------------------|
        -----7---5------------|
        -----7---6---7-6---6--|
        -7---7--77--7----7----|
        ----------------------|
        ----------------------|

        Bass [measure 5]:

         v   v   v   v   v
        ----------------------|
        -----4---2---0--------|
        -0------0---0--4-0-4--|
        ----------------------|

        Horns [arr. for guitar]:

        measures 1,2:   tacit
        measure 3:      B (octaves)             x2x4xx
        measure 4:      E/B                     x2210x
        measure 5:      Em/A                    x0200x


[Verse 1:]

              B                                  B9 
        Well, East Coast girls are hip, I really dig those styles they wear
                 E
        And the Southern girls with the way they talk 
                      F#
        They knock me out when I'm down there
             B                                 B9
        The midwest farmers' daughters really make you feel alright
                 E         
        And the Northern girls with the way they kiss
                        F#
        They keep their boyfriends warm at night


[Chorus:]

          B                  C#m7
        I wish they all could be California,
          A                   Bm7
        I wish they all could be California,
          G                   Am7           B
        I wish they all could be California Girls


[Verse 2:]

        The West coast has the sunshine, and the girls all get so tanned
        I dig a French bikini on Hawaiian Island dolls
        By a palm tree in the sand
        I been all around this great big world and I've seen
              all kinds of girls
        But I couldn't wait to get back in the states,  
        Back to the cutest girls in the world


[Chorus:]

          B                  C#m7
        I wish they all could be California,
          A                   Bm7
        I wish they all could be California,
          G                   Am7           B
        I wish they all could be California Girls

Organ break [arr. for guitar]

         v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
        -7-------7------7|-9-------9---9----|
        ----79--7---79---|----79--7--79-----|
        -----------------|------------------|
        -----------------|------------------|
        -----------------|------------------|
        -----------------|------------------|

        bass:

         v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
        -----------------|----6-------------|
        -----------------|--------86--42----|
        -----------------|----------------4-|
        -----------------|------------------|


Coda [repeat to fade]:

          B                                  C#m7
        I wish they all could be California girls
                                           (wish they all could be California)

            
            
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JoBaNmIlL61390 10 Jun 09, 2005 08:00 PM

the part after the last chorus isnt right

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gearomad 10 Sep 29, 2015 01:13 PM

I rather an F#min7 to the B9, but that could be my wonky ear.
Fingering 2-4-2-2-2-2 (2nd fret barred and ring finger on 4th fret of the A string).
I realise that it is soon followed by a regular fifth (F#), and that may seem to jar, but it works for me.

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gearomad 10 Sep 29, 2015 01:13 PM

I rather an F#min7 to the B9, but that could be my wonky ear.
Fingering 2-4-2-2-2-2 (2nd fret barred and ring finger on 4th fret of the A string).
I realise that it is soon followed by a regular fifth (F#), and that may seem to jar, but it works for me.

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