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California Sun bass

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California Sun
The Rivieras
Written by Henry Glover and Morris Levy; released as a single with "H.B. Goose Step" as the B-side, and on the
album "Let's Have A Party".

Tune your bass a half step down.

Intro:
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  (drums)                                                 (guitar riff)


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                                                      (organ riff)


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                                                          (guitar riff)


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                                                      (organ riff)


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                                                       Well,   I'm

Verse:
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   go- in' out     west    where   I       be- long,


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                                                       Where   the


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   days    are short   and     the nights  are long,


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                                                       Where they walk,


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                       and I       walk,               they    twist,


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                       and I'll    twist,              They    shim-


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       my,             and I'll    shimmy,             they    fly,


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                       and I'll    fly,                Well,   they're


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   out     there   havin'  fun                             in  the


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   warm    Ca- li- fornia      sun.                    Well,   I'm

Verse:
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   go- in' out     west,   out     on      the coast,


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                                                       Where   the


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   Ca- li- fornia  girls   are     really  the most,


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                                                       Where they walk,


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                       and I       walk,               they    twist,


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                       and I'll    twist,              They    shim-


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       my,             and I'll    shimmy,             they    fly,


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                       and I'll    fly,                Well,   they're


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   out     there   havin'  fun                             in  the


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   warm    Ca- li- fornia      sun.

Break (solo):
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                                                       Well,   the

Verse:
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   girls   are fris -  ky  in      old     Frisco,


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                                                               A


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   pretty  little  chick   wher -  e - ver you go,


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                               And                     they    walk,


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                       and I       walk,               they    twist,


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                       and I'll    twist,              They    shim-


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       my,             and I'll    shimmy,             they    fly,


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                       and I'll    fly,                Well,   they're


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   out     there   havin'  fun                             in  the


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   warm    Ca- li- fornia      sun.                    Yeah,   they're

Outro:
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   out     there   havin'  fun                             in  the


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Ab|0-------0-------2-------2------|-------------------------------|
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   warm    Ca- li- fornia      sun.

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