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

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

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

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

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

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

Chorus:

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

            [B]G]          [G#7sus4] [E7sus4]   [G#7] [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] [Am]  [C#m7/B] [Am7/G]  [A]F]
California dreamin'
(California dreamin')

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

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

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


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers


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