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California  Joni Mitchell

E  ------------------5--5-5--5-------------------0-


B  ---4h5p4-0-0---0--5--5-5--5-5--------7--------0-


G# -------------0----5--5-5--5-----5--7---7------0-   E Esus4 E Esus4 E


E  ------------------5--5-5--5---5----------7----0-

[E(2]Sitting in a park in Paris Franc[A]e  reading the news and it sure looks b[F#]ad
They won't give peace a cha[B]nce, that was just a dream some of us had[E(2]
[E(2]Stole a lot of li[A]nes to sing but I wouldn't want to [F#]stay here
It's too old and col[B]d and settled in its wa[A]ys here
A[A]h but Cal[Asus4]ifornia, Calif[E]ornia[C#] I'm coming home
[A]I'm gonna see the folks I dig[E], I'll even kiss a sunset [B]pig
Cali[Bsus4]fornia I'm coming h[E]ome
RIFF:
E  -2h4p2-0-0---0-4--4-2-4-4---
B  -----------2---0--0-0-0-0---
G# ---------------3--3-1-0-0---  E(3) EaddA E(3) Esus4 E Esus4 E
E  ---------------4--4-2-0-0---

I met a redneck on a Grecian isle, we did the goat dance very well
He gave me back my smile but he kept my camera to sell
Oh the rogue, the red red rogue, he cooked good omelettes and stews
And I might have stayed on with him there, but my heart cried out for you
California, Oh California I'm coming home
Oh make me feel good rock and roll band, I'm your biggest fan
California I'm coming home RIFF
BRIDGE:
[E]Oh it gets so[F#] lonely [A]  When you're walking [E(2]    and the streets are full of st[B]rangers
All the news of h[F#]ome you re[A]ad just give you the [B]bl[D]ues
B Bsus4 A Asus4 A B E (like intro) Esus4 E Esus4 E
Just give you the blues
So I bought me a ticket I caught a plane to Spain
Went to a party down a red dirt road
There were lots of pretty people there, reading Rolling Stone reading Vogue
They said how long can you hang around, I said a week maybe two
Just until my skin turns brown and then I'm going home
To California, California, I'm coming home
Oh, will you take me as I am, strung out on another man
California I'm coming home RIFF
BRIDGE #2:
[E]Oh it gets so l[F#]onely [A]   when you're walking[E(2]    and the streets are full of st[B]rangers
All the news of [F#]home you r[A]ead, more about the w[E(2]ar and the bloody ch[B]anges
O[F#]h will you take me as I [A]am, will you take me as I [E(2]am
Will you[B], will you take me as I[F#] am[A]
Mmm mmm mmm m[E(2]mm mmm mmm mm[B]m, take me as I [F#]am ...[A]...[E(2] [B]
CHORDS:
    [E]   [Esus4]      [F#]    [A]   [B]   [C#]    [D]    [E(2]      [Bsus4]       [Asus4]      [E(3]     [EaddA]                                   
E  -0---0-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----7------5----4-----5----
B  -0---0-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----7------5----0-----0----
G# -0---1-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----8------6----0-----0----
E  -0---0-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----7------5----0-----0----
B  -0---2-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----9------7----0-----0----
E  -0---0-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----7------5----0-----0----

NOTE: There have been some previous postings of this song in different
tunings. I recently saw a video of Joni doing this song live, and
believe me, this is the correct tuning.

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