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California Dreamin chords

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California Dreamin'
THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

[Intro]

        e|-----------------|----0-1-0--------|-----------------|-0-|
        B|-----1---3--1--0-|------------3----|---1-3-1---------|-0-|
        G|---2-------------|-----------------|---------4-2-0---|-1-|
        D|-2-----2---------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-|
        A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-|
        E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-|


[Verse 1]
        N.C.              Am        G          F
        All the leaves are brown
                           (all the leaves are brown)
                G      Am                     E
        And the sky is gray  (and the sky is gray)
        F               C          E    Am
        I've been for a walk
                        (I've been for a walk)
             F        Am                  E
        On a winter's day  (on a winter's day)
        E               Am      G        F
        I'd be safe and warm
                        (I'd be safe and warm)
             G      Am                 E
        If I was in L.A.  (if I was in L.A.)


[Chorus]

        E             Am       G         F
        California dreamin'
                      (California dreamin')
           G      Am       E
        On such a winter's day


[Verse 2]

        E               Am
        Stopped in to a church
          G            F
        I passed along the way
               G              Am              E
        Well I got down on my knees
                              (got down on my knees)
        F                Am                 E
        And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)
        E                     Am        G                  F
        You know the preacher likes the cold
                                       (preacher likes the cold)
                 G         Am                    E
        He knows I'm gonna stay (knows I'm gonna stay)

[Chorus]

        E             Am       G         F
        California dreamin'
                      (California dreamin')
           G      Am       E
        On such a winter's day

[Instrumental break] Flute solo

        Am             |Am           |
        E              |Am     G     |
        F           G  |Am     E     |


[Verse 3]

        E                 Am        G          F
        All the leaves are brown
                           (all the leaves are brown)
                G      Am                     E
        And the sky is gray  (and the sky is gray)
        F               C          E    Am
        I've been for a walk
                        (I've been for a walk)
             F        Am                  E
        On a winter's day  (on a winter's day)
        E               Am      G        F
        If I didn't tell her
                    (if I didn't tell her)
                G     Am                   E
        I could leave today (I could leave today)


[Coda]

        E             Am       G         F
        California dreamin'
                      (California dreamin')
           G      Am       E            G        F
        On such a winter's day (California dreamin')
           G      Am       E            G        F
        On such a winter's day (California dreamin')
           G      Am       E     Am
        On such a winter's day

            
            
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nuddynutz 10 Aug 07, 2005 08:00 PM

I like this tab better than the higher rated one. This one goes through the whole song.

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+GUITARDED+ 10 May 27, 2006 09:52 AM

yup, and it's a lot easier!

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justhatname 10 Sep 17, 2007 08:56 PM

mmm, i agree but hte chords dont seem quite right,,,, but im not sure :/

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