Mitchell Joni - California tab version 1

Date: 	Mon, 6 Nov 1995 15:02:12 -1000
From: Harlan L Thompson 
Subject: california- joni mitchell

CALIFORNIA- Joni Mitchell

TUNING: E B E G# B E, capo 1st fret

INTRO: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 EE ------------------5--5-5--5---5----------7----0-
E(2) A F# Sitting in a park in Paris France reading the news and it sure looks bad B E(2) They won't give peace a chance, that was just a dream some of us had E(2) A F# Stole a lot of lines to sing but I wouldn't want to stay here B A It's too old and cold and settled in its ways here A (Asus4) E C# Ah but California, California I'm coming home A E B I'm gonna see the folks I dig, I'll even kiss a sunset pig Bsus4 E California I'm coming home
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 EE ---------------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 F# A E(2) B Oh it gets so lonely When you're walking and the streets are full of strangers F# A B D All the news of home you read just give you the blues 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 F# A E(2) B Oh it gets so lonely when you're walking and the streets are full of strangers F# A E(2) B All the news of home you read, more about the war and the bloody changes F# A E(2) Oh will you take me as I am, will you take me as I am B F# A Will you, will you take me as I am E(2) B F# A E(2) B Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm, take me as I am ......
CHORDS: E Esus4 F# A B C# D E(2) Bsus4 Asus4 E(3) EaddAE -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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