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California Soul  Marlena Shaw


Like a [A]sound you hear,
That lingers [Bm7]in your ear,
But you [C]can't forget,
From [D]sundown to [A]sun-[Bm7]set, now. [C]   [D]
It's all [A]in the air,
You hear it [Bm7]everywhere,
No matter [C]what you do,
It's [D]gonna grab a [A]hold on [Bm7]you.  [C]
Cali-[D]fornia [Am]soul, [F]
California [E7]soul.
Bridge 1:

They say the [B7]sun comes up,
Every [D]morning now,
And if you [B7]listen,
Oh so careful-[D]ly.

The [A]winds that [Amaj7]ride,
On the [D]high time,
[B7] Whistle in melo-[C#7]dy.
Chorus 1:

[C#7] And so the people,
[A] Started to [Amaj7]sing,
And that's how the [F#m7]surf,
Gave birth un-[B7]told,
To California [Am]soul, [F]
California [A]soul. [Bm7]     [C]   [D]

Verse 2:

When you [A]hear the beat,
You wanna [Bm7]pat your feet,
And you've [C]got to move,
'Cos it's [D]really,
[A] Such a groove. [Bm7]     [C]   [D]

Puts a [A]brand new kind,
Of thinkin' [Bm7]in your mind,
And you [C]can't go wrong,
Cause you're [D]groovin',
[A] All day [Bm7]long. [C]
Cali[D]fornia [Am]soul, [F]
California [E7]soul.
Bridge 2:

They had the [B7]melody,
And the [D]beat,
But it [B7]still didn't,
Seem com-[D]plete.

Until they saw [A]two,
[Amaj7] Lovers [D]kissin',
They [B7]knew just,
What was [C#7]missin'.
Chorus 1:

[C#7] So happy they were,
[A] Rockin' and [Amaj7]reelin',
Because they'd [F#m7]added,
That lovin' [B7]feeling.
To California [Am]soul, [F]
California [A]soul. [Bm7]     [C]   [D]


Like a [A]sound you hear,
That lingers [Bm7]in your ear.[C]   [D]


[A]   [Bm7]     [C]   [D]                          
(Repeat to Fade)


   [A]        [Bm7]        [C]        [D]        [F]  
[EADGBE]x02220  [EADGBE]x24232  [EADGBE]x32010  [EADGBE]xx0232  [EADGBE]133211

   [E7]        [B7]       [Amaj7]         [C#7]       [F#m7]   
[EADGBE]020100  [EADGBE]021202  [EADGBE]x02120  [EADGBE]x46464  [EADGBE]242222
Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007

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rocco_j (report)

marvin gaye/tammi terrell version is +4 semi-tones ie. it starts on D FLAT