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From California  The New Amsterdams

This song is piano, but pick these chords and it sounds fine.
[G] [C] [D] [Em] [C]  
Uncom[G]mon amount of the time at home, ha[C]rdly a word on the telephone.
F[D]inally find the time to get t[Em]o kn[C]ow you.
Still map[G]ping it out like a master plan,
something to do w[C]ith my idle hands.
Write you a lett[D]er addressed fro[Em]m Cal[C]ifornia.
[G] [C] [D] [Em] [C]  
It's [G]vivid and strong in my memory,
an abse[C]nce that smacks of abandoning.
It [D]let to the battle that ultimately [Em]destroyed u[C]s.
I'm not[G]hing if I don't know your mistakes,
the pill[C] is as bitter as I can take.
It t[D]wists like a blade when I leave for C[Em]alifo[C]rnia.
[G]La[F] d[Em]a l[D]a [C]la[B] d[A]a [G]da
I ho[G]pe that you know this is killing me,
it's [C]all in the name of the family.
We only[D] can play the cards the deale[Em]r dea[C]lt us.
The e[G]nd of the cycle is closing in, with y[C]ou I see new hope begin again.
There [D]suddenly seems to be promise in [Em]Cali[C]fornia.
[G]La[F] d[Em]a l[D]a [C]la[B] d[A]a [G]da
[G]As heavy as all this is [F]weighing me,
be[Em]lieve in the words I am [D]promising.
I[C]'m [B]still [A]here for h[G]er.
Th[G]e distance is only an[F] obstacle,
ha[Em]rdly a match for a [D]miracle.
I'[C]m fi[B]nally [A]ready to go to Cal[G]ifornia.

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