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Queen Of California Acoustic tab

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Hi Guys!

I got fed up of waiting for someone to tab THIS version of THIS song, so I just did it myself!

This is the acoustic Vevo sessions version that can be found here: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chLFi2cFxzo

Some bits in this sound pretty close and I'm sure it's what he's playing. There are a
couple of sections however where I genuinely can't hear what
John is playing as his voice is drowning it out.

So I have filled those sections in the best I can but they're probably not 100% 
accurate in all honesty.

Also, don't think I have repeated the same sections for no reason! Some parts have TINY
differences and if I picked them up I added them in, so
look out for them, because if you're rushing through you might miss them!

I would suggest that learning the technique used in 'Age of Worry' will really help you
to pick up and learn most parts of this song a lot easier
and a lot quicker.

And if you can think of anything better to play, or you hear something different that I
don't then leave a comment below and play it how you
think it should be played.

Other than that I think the rest of this tab is pretty accurate! Enjoy!

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

CAPO 4TH FRET


[Intro]

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0-------0------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------2-------0----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1-----------------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0-------0-------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------2-------0-------|---------|   X2
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse] 

"Goodbye cold, goodbye rain..."

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1-----------------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0-------0-------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------2-------0-------|---------|   X3
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----------------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1-------------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-------0---------0-----------0-------0------|
D|-------0h2---------------0h3-----------2-------0----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-------------3----------------------------------------|

"I'm headin' out west..."

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------1---------------1---------------1---------------1--------------|
G|---------------0---------------0---------------0---------------0------|
D|-----------2---------------2---------------2---------------2----------|
A|---3---------------3---------------3---------------3------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------1---------------1---------------1---------------1--------------|
G|---------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2------|
D|-----------2---------------2---------------2---------------2----------|
A|---0---------------0---------------0---------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Back on track!:

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1-----------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0----------0----------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3------2------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----------------------------------------------|


[Chorus] 

"I just found out her ghost left town..."

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


e|---1p0------------------------|
B|---------3p1p0----------------|
G|-----------------2p0----------|
D|-----------------------0------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|


[Intro-ish bit]

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------3----------------------|
B|-------0h1---1---------------------------1--------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-------------------0------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------3----------------------|
B|-------1-----1---------------------------1--------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-------------------0------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


[Verse] 

"Hello beauty, hello strange..."

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0-------0------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------3-------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1---------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0-------0---------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3-------|-----| X2
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------3----------------------|
B|-------0h1---1---------------------------1--------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-------------------0------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|

"Lookin' for the sun that Neil Young hung..."

e|-------3-------------------------------3------------------------------|
B|-----------------------1-------------------------------1--------------|
G|---------------0---------------0---------------0---------------0------|
D|-----------2---------------2---------------2---------------2----------|
A|---3---------------3---------------3---------------3------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-------3--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------1---------------1---------------1--------------|
G|---------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2------|
D|-----------2---------------2---------------2---------------2----------|
A|---0---------------0---------------0---------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Back on track!

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0----------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------2-------0------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|---3------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus] 

"I just found out her ghost left town..."

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


e|---1p0------------------------|
B|---------3p1p0----------------|
G|-----------------2p0----------|
D|-----------------------0------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|


[Intro-ish bit]

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1--------------------------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-------0--------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-------3-------3----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----------------------------------------3------|


[Instrumental/Bridge/Solo-y thing!]

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|---1/3-------3---------------3/1---------------1------|
G|---2/4---------------4-------4/2-------2--------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----3-------3-------3---3-----3-------3----------|


e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------1--------------------------------------|
G|---------0-----------0-------0--------------------------|
D|---0h3-------------------3-------3p2p0-------0----------|
A|-----------------------------------------3--------------|
E|-------------3-----------------------------------0------|


e|---------------------------------------3------------------|
B|---1/3-------3---------------3/1--------------------------|
G|---2/4---------------4-------4/2---------------2----------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----3-------3-------3---3-----3-------3-------3------|


e|-------------------------------------3------------------|
B|-------------1------------------------------------------|
G|---0h2---------------0-------0---------------0----------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----3-------3-------3---3---3-------3-------3------|


e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------1---------------1-------0--------------------------|
G|---------------------0-----------------------2-------0----------|
D|---0h2----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---3-----3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------3-------0--------------------------|
B|-----------1-------------------------------3-------1----------|
G|---2---------------2------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0-------3----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------0--------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------3-------3---3p2p0-------0------|
A|-----------------------------------------------3----------|
E|-------3-------3-------3---3---3--------------------------|


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


e|---0h2-------2---------------5------------------|
B|---------------------3---------------3----------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---0-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


e|---3p2p0----------------------------------|
B|-----------3---3-------3------------------|
G|-------------------------------0----------|
D|---0--------------------------------------|
A|---------------3---3-------3-------3------|
E|------------------------------------------|


e|---1p0--------------------|
B|---------3p1p0------------|
G|-----------------2p0------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|


[Intro-ish bit]

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0-------0------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


[Verse] 

"Now if you see her, say hello..."

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-------0-------0------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3---------------3----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|---3------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------3----------------------|
B|-------0h1---1------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0-------0------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1-------1-----------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-------------------0---------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3-------|-----| X2
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-------------------------------------------------------|

"Y'know Joni wrote 'Blue' in a house by the sea..."

e|-------3--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------1---------------1---------------1--------------|
G|---------------0---------------0---------------0---------------0------|
D|-----------2---------------2---------------2---------------2----------|
A|---3---------------3---------------3---------------3------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-------3--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------1---------------1---------------1--------------|
G|---------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2------|
D|-----------2---------------2---------------2---------------2----------|
A|---0---------------0---------------0---------------0------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Back on track!]

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0----------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------2-------0------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|---3------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus] 

"I just found out her ghost left town..."

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


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


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


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


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


e|--------------------------------------|
B|---3----------------------------------|
G|---0---0-------0-------0-------0------|
D|---2-------3-------3-------3----------|
A|---3----------------------------------|
E|-------1------------------------------|


[Intro-ish bit]

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1----------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0--------------------------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3p2p0-------0------|
A|---------------------------------------------3----------|
E|---3----------------------------------------------------|



e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h1---1-------------------1------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0----------|
D|-------0h2---2p0-------0h3-----------3-------3------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|---3------------------------------------------------|


[Outro]

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-------3-------2-------0-------0---------0------|
A|-----------------------------------0h2----------|
E|---3---3---3-------3---3---3--------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-------0---------------0------------------|
A|-----------------------3-----------3p2p0----------|
E|---3---3---3-------3---3---3---------------3------|


e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-------3-------2-------0-------0---------0------|
A|-----------------------------------0h2----------|
E|---3---3---3-------3---3---3--------------------|


e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-------0---------------0--------------|
A|-----------------------3-----------3p2p0------|
E|---3---3---3-------3---3---3------------------|


e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-------3-------2-------0-------0---------0------|
A|-----------------------------------0h2----------|
E|---3---3---3-------3---3---3--------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-------0---------------0------------------|
A|-----------------------3-----------3p2p0----------|
E|---3---3---3-------3---3---3---------------3------|


e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-------3-------2-------0-------0---------0------|
A|-----------------------------------0h2----------|
E|---3---3---3-------3---3---3--------------------|


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


[Ending]

e|---------------3------|
B|---0h1p0---1---3------|
G|---0-------0---0------|
D|---0h2p0---2---0------|
A|---------------x------|
E|---------------3------|



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

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up

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

            
            
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jackdunne 101 Dec 09, 2013 08:23 AM

Apologies, there are 4 bars that have a random 'I' in them.

Please don't mistake these for notes on the 1st fret, I do not know why these have come out in the tab.

They are on the 3rd, 4th, 17th and 42nd bars.

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dferbert 10 Dec 22, 2013 05:12 PM

This a great tab man I don't know why it doesn't have more votes, I can't find anything wrong with it. Good work man

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jackdunne 101 Jan 09, 2014 06:00 AM

If you're more a video lesson type of person, I'm going to give a shout-out to a great YouTube guitar tutorial guy who specializes in John Mayer songs.

His channel is www.youtube.com/zartimus

About 3 days after I'd spent weeks working this out, tabbing it all up and putting it on here, he put a tutorial video up for this song (Damn! If only I'd have waited!)

Anyway, I'd recommend checking out his video tutorial for this song (It is the Vevo sessions acoustic version he does too) As there are some small details he mentions that, when I hear the song, I realized I failed to pick up on.

Personally I don't agree with everything he says to play so I tend to play a blend of his tab and mine.

But yeah, it's up to you, but I would recommend checking his videos out, especially if you're a John Mayer fan. He has a tab up on screen and talks you through literally every detail of the song! I can't recommend him highly enough!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOgxvE-ysHg&feature=c4-overview&list=UUOvni9R-aDNYcjmUospGeEA

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