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  • Title: California (All The Way)
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Lyrics

well, she followed him from phoenix out to california
and then she passed out on the bed
and all the little things he never even asked her for
she simply smiled and shook her head

why can't we smile just like we used to
why don't you figure anymore
why has my sympathy now turned to malice
it doesn't matter any more

and now i realize i'm livin' like a trucker does
although i haven't got the belly
and though she followed me to california all the way
i only wanna watch the telly

why can't we smile just like we used to
why don't you figure anymore
why has my sympathy now turned to malice
it doesn't matter any more

he asked her please stop quotin' rod mc kuen in your post cards
can't understand it anymore
and if your gonna read your poetry aloud to me
i'll have to show you to the door

why can't we smile just like we used to
why don't you figure anymore
why has my sympathy now turned to malice
it doesn't matter any more

Guitar

D A B G A
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-11--11--11--6--6--6--7--7--7--4--6----
-12--12--12--7--7--7--9--9--9--5--7----
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(provided by brad)

alternative version
D A Bm G A
also i have a bit of the solo, with the capo on 2 and the fret numbers listed normally
string 6---------11---------------------------------------
string 5-------------11-----8-9-8-9-8-9-8-----------------

alternative version #2 - provided by Seth Samuals
Intro:
 (Guitar 1)
Riff 1: (repeat 4 times)  riff 2: (repeat twice)
  D     A     D       G A   
e-5-5-5-5-5-5---------3-5-|---5-3-2-3-2-3-5---5-3-2-3-2-0-
b-7-7-7-5-5-5---5h7---3-5-|-3---------------3-------------
g-7-7-7-6-6-6-7-----7-4-6-|-------------------------------
d---------------------5-7-|-------------------------------
a-------------------------|-------------------------------
E-------------------------|-------------------------------
             

(Guitar 2)
                         Main riff (play twice)
                          D     A       D       G A    
e-----------------------|-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-3-0-
b-----------------------|-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-0-2-
g-----------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-
d-----------------------|-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-2-
a-----------------------|-------0-0-0-0---------2-0-
E-----------------------|-----------------------3---
                             /    /     
verse 1:
Guitar 1 - riff 1
         D                 A              D   G A
well she followed him from Phoenix out to Califor...
D            A                 D   G A
and then she passed out on the bed
D           A                D          G         A
and all the little things he never even asked her for
D          A                    D    G A
she simply smiled and shook her head
Chorus:
Guitar 1 - riff 2
Guitar 2 - main riff
why can't we smile just like we used to?
why don't you figure anymore?
why has my simpathy now turned to malice?
it doesn't matter anymore.
verse 2:
Guitar 1 - riff 1
and now I realize I'm livin' like a trucker does
although I haven't got the belly
and though she followed me to California all the way
I only wanna watch the telly
(chorus)
bridge:
Guitar 1:
part 1:
e-0h2h5-2-3-2h3-5-0---0h1-0---0---5-2h5-3-3-2-3-5-----0-2-2-3-5-5-7-5-7-5-7-5
b-------------------3-------3---3-----------------3-3------------------------
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
part 2:  
e-7-5-|-7---9----14----15-14----7---9----14----14h15h17-15-14----7---9----14--
b-----|---8---10----15-------15---8---10----15----------------15---8---10-----
g-----|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d-----|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a-----|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
e-------15-14----7---9----14-14-14-14-14-
b-15-15-------15---8---10-15-15-15-15-15-
g----------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

Guitar 2:
Main riff until part 2, then:
  (repeat 4 times, rhythm slightly different on 4th)
  G   A   D
e-3-3-0-0-2-2-2-2-
b-0-0-2-2-3-3-3-3-
g-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-
d-0-0-2-2-0-0-0-0-
a-2-2-0-0---------
E-3-3-------------
         
Verse 3:
Guitar 1 - riff 1
he asked her please stop quotin' Rod McKuen in your postcards
can't understand it anymore
and if you're gonna read your poetry aloud to me,
I'll have to show you to the door
(chorus)
guitar 1 solo:
e---5-7-10-12-10-------------10-12-10-12-14-12-10-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-10----
b-3--------------------10-12----------------------------------------------14-
g----------------11h12-------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------10-------------------10----
b-12-10----------10-------------------------10-12----12-12b13-12-12b13----12-
g-------12-11-12----12-11-------------11-12----------------------------------
d-------------------------12-12-10-12----------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
e-10-10-12-12-12-10----10-------------------10-10-10----10-12-12-12-12-12h14-
b-------------------14----14-10-12-10-12-14----------14----------------------
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
e-14-14-12-12-12-10-10-10-------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------14-10-10h12-12p10-10h12-12p10-12-10-12-10-12-10-|
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
end:
Guitar 1: (repeat about 35 times)
e-5-
b-7-
g-7-
d---
a---
E---
Guitar 2 - main riff the whole time, end on D
(provided by Seth Samuals)