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California Girls Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
			"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

[repeat chorus]

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)


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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JoBaNmIlL61390 wrote on June 10 2005, 12:00 am

the part after the last chorus isnt right

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gearomad wrote on September 29 2015, 05:13 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 wrote on September 29 2015, 05:13 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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