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california dreamin  Mamas and The Papas



[Note: both guitars are capoed at the 4th fret; the names in brackets
 indicate the chords as fingered.]

Intro:

6-string acoustic:

        C#m                                                 G#7sus4  [N.C.]
        [Am]                                                [E7sus4]
 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v
	-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-
-----0---3--1--0-|-----------------|-----------------|-0-
---2-------------|-------%---------|-------%---------|-2-
-2-----2---------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-
         ^^^^^^^ triplets

12-string acoustic:

 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v
	-----------------|-----0-1-0-------|-----------------|---
-----------------|-------------3---|-1---3-1---------|---
-----------------|-----------------|---------4--2--0-|-2-
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---
                                    triplets ^^^^^^^

Verse 1:

                    C#m    C#m7/B        A
                            [Am]   [Am7/G]      [F]
All the leaves are brown
                   (all the leaves are brown)

         B    G#7sus4                G#7
                [G]   [E7sus4]               [E7]
And the sky is gray  (and the sky is gray)

 A               E         G#7   C#m
        [F]             [C]        [E7]  [Am]
I've been for a walk
                (I've been for a walk)

      A     G#7sus4              G#7
             [F]    [E7sus4]             [E7]
On a winter's day  (on a winter's day)

                C#m    C#m7/B     A
                        [Am]   [Am7/G]   [F]
I'd be safe and warm
                (I'd be safe and warm)

      B     G#7sus4               G#7
             [G]    [E7sus4]              [E7]
If I was in L. A.  (if I was in L. A.)

Chorus:

            C#m   C#m7/B    A 
                    [Am]  [Am7/G]  [F]
California dreamin'
              (California dreamin')

     B           G#7sus4    G#7
            [G]          [E7sus4]   [E7]
On such a winter's day

Verse 2:

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

[repeat cborus]

Instrumental break:

        flute solo over verse (hold C#m [Am] through first two lines or
   3-1/2 bars) and chorus chords

Verse 3:

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

Coda:

            C#m   C#m7/B    A
                    [Am]  [Am7/G]  [F]
California dreamin'
              (California dreamin')

    B              C#m     C#m7/B    A
           [G]             [Am]    [Am7/G]  [F]
On such a winter's day (California dreamin')

    B              C#m     C#m7/B    A
           [G]             [Am]    [Am7/G]  [F]
On such a winter's day (California dreamin')

    B             Amaj7    C#m
           [G]           [Fmaj7]   [Am]
On such a winter's day


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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the.pick (report)

http://tabfu.thudspace.net/m/mamas_and_the_papas/california_dreamin.crd

a little confusing with the two sets of chords but managable

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