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IN CALIFORNIA

This one you can actually almost replicate on guitar. When playing, keep thumbing the A 
to keep that open C note, and play the bottom two strings with your index and middle 
I can’t be bothered tabbing it, so here at the chords:

A/Dmajb5: x 0 x x 9 10
A: x 0 x(6)5 5
Am x 0 x(5)5 5
A/D: x 0 x 2 3 2
Asus2b5: x 0 x 4 4 5
A/G: x 0 x 4 3 3
E/B: 0 x 9 8 7 x
E/Amaj7: 0 x 6 6 5 x
E/G: 0 x 2 4 3 x
E/A: 0 x 7 6 5 x
E/Aaug: 0 x 2 3 2 x
E: 0 2 2 1 0 0

CAPO 3

A/Dmajb5, A
A/Dmajb5, A

A/Dmajb5    A
my heart became a drunken runt
Am            A/D
on the day i sunk in this shunt
A
to tap me clean
Asus2b5
of all the wonder
			A/G
and the sorrow i have seen
			 A
since i left my home
A/Dmajb5, A
my home on the old milk lake
           Am                   A/D
where the darkness does fall so fast
					  A
it feels like some kind of mistake
      Asus2b5                A/G
just like they told you it would
               A
just like they told you it would
E/B                E/Amaj7
when i came into my land


      E/G      E/A
i did not understand
        E/G                             E/Aaug
neither dry rot or the burn pile or the bark
beetle or the dry well
   E/Am      E
or the black bale

             B
but there is another
                E
who is a little older
                G#m
when i broke my bone,
                               E
he carried me up from the riverside
            B
to spend my life in spitting distance
        E
of the love that i have known
            G#m
i must stay here
               E
in an endless eveningtide
                    B
and if you come and see me
                 E
you'll upset the order
                    G#m
you cannot come and see me
                 E
for i set myself apart
                      B
but when you come and see me
   E
in California
       G#m        (F#)     B
you cross the border of my heart

                     B             B7
well, i have sown untidy furrows 'cross my soul
          E             Em
but i am still a coward
                  B              B7
content to see my garden grow so sweet

     E             Em   (F#)
and full of someone else's flowers
                G#m                 (F#)  E
sometimes i can almost feel the power
(F#)           G#m               (F#)   E
sometimes i am so in love with you
(F#)           G#m                            (F#)   E
like a little clock that trembles on the edge of the hour
(F#)      G#m                       (F#)    E
only ever calling out "cuck-oo, hoo-oo, hoo-oo"

(F#)   A/Dmajb5
when i called you
   A
you little one
     Am
in a bad way
        A/D
did you love me?
do you spite me?
A
time will tell
     Asus2b5 A/G
if i can be well
            A
and rise to meet you rightly

E/B                E/Amaj7
when moving across my land
E/G					    E/A
brandishing themselves like a burning branch
E/G                           E/Aaug
advance the tallow-colored, wall-eyed deer
E/Am      E
quiet as gondoliers

                 B                  E
well, i wait all night for you in California
             G#m
watching the fox pick off my goldfish
                   E
from their sorry, golden state
           B                 E  (sus4)
and i am no longer afraid of anything
         G#m             E
save the life that here awaits

                  B
i don't belong to anyone
   B7                   E         Em
my heart is heavy as an oil drum
                    B
and i don't want to be alone
      B7                   E            Em
my heart is yellow as an ear of corn
                   B
and i have torn my soul apart
     B7                     E            Em
from pulling artlessly with fool commands
                   G#m				(F#)
some nights i just never go to sleep at all
   E
and i stand
(F#)            G#m           (F#)            E
shaking in the doorway like a sentinel, all alone
(F#)             G#m            (F#)
bracing like the bow upon a ship
       E
and fully abandoning
(F#)           G#m
any thought of anywhere but home
(F#) E
my home
(F#)            G#m           (F#)  E
sometimes i can almost feel the power
(F#)  G#m (F#) E
and i do love you
(F#)       G#m                      (F#)       E
is it only timing that has made it such a dark hour
(F#)       G#m                  (F#)     E
only ever chiming out "cuck-oo, hoo-oo, hoo-oo"

F#

*stabs*
G#m           (F#)           E              (F#)
cu-ckoo, cu-ckoo, koo, ha-a, ha-hour, ha-a, ha-a
G#m           (F#)           E              (F#)
cu-ckoo, cu-ckoo, koo, ha-a, ha-hour, ha-a, ha-a
G#m           (F#)           E              (F#)
cu-ckoo, cu-ckoo, koo, ha-a, ha-hour, ha-a, ha-a
G#m           (F#)           E              (F#)
cu-ckoo, cu-ckoo, koo, ha-a, ha-hour, ha-a, ha-a

A/Dmajb5
my heart
        A
i wear you down
Am
i know
            A/D
gotta think straight
keep a clean plate
A
keep from wearing down
Asus2b5      A/G
if i lose my hay
                 A
just where am i going to lay?

       G         A   F           G      A
for it has half who need to be hanging around
               G      A         F           G  A
Here among the Daphne blooming out of the big ground
      G      A    F    G   A
i'm a native too, but i'm overgrown
     G      A          F    G                A
i am sure my roots are near here as rich as rope
    G       F
here down
       A
in California

            
            
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