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Led Zeppelin guitar tabs for Going to california acoustic

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Going to California - Led Zeppelin
Written by Robert Plant & Jimmy Page

Tuning: Double Drop A chord diagramD MajorD Tuning DADGBD:

Intro:

d|------------------|(you can play around w/ high d string)
B|----3---3---3-----|
G|------------------| x6
D|------0-------0---|
A|------------------|
D|--0-------0-------|
Mandolin Part:

d|----0----7---7---7---7---7---7---(7)--|
B|-------7---8---7---------------7------|
G|-------------------9---7---9----------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
D|--0-----------------------------------|


Verse 1:

                                       _
d|--5-----4------------0-----------|    |
B|----0-----0----5---------0-------|    |
G|------0-----0----0---------0-----| x2 |
D|-------------------0-------------|    |
A|---------------------------------|    |
D|--5------------5-------5---------|    |
                                        |
  Spend my days with a woman unkind...  |
                                        |
d|--0------------------------------|    |
B|-----3-------3-------------------|    |
G|---------2-----2-----------------|    |
D|-------0-----------0---0---------|    |--- x3
A|---------------------------------|    |
D|--0--------0-----0---0-----------|    |
                                        |
d|--5-----5-------5-------0--------|    |
B|----7------7--------7-------7----|    |
G|---------------------------------|    |
D|------0------0--------0-------0--|    |
A|---------------------------------|    |
D|--0-------0-------0-------0------|   _|

Chorus:
                                                                _
d|--------3-------3---|-------2p0-----|-------0----2p0--------|  |
B|----5-------5-------|---3-------3---|----3------------------|  |
G|--------------------|---------------|-----------------------|  | x2
D|------0-------0-----|-----2-------2-|------0------0----0---0|  |
A|--------------------|-2-------2-----|-----------------------|  |
D|--0-------0-------0-|---------------|--0-------0-----0---0--| _|


Fill before going back to verse:

d|------------------|
B|----3---3---3-----|
G|------------------| x2
D|------0-------0---|
A|------------------|
D|--0-------0-------|


Verse 2: ***You can play verse 2 if this is too challenging***
                                     _
d|--9-----7----------------------|    |
B|----0-------0---8-----7--------|    |
G|------------------0-------0----| x2 |
D|------0-------0-----0-------0--|    |
A|-------------------------------|    |
D|--5-------0-----5-------0------|    |
                                      |
d|--0----------------------------|    |
B|-----3-------3-----------------|    |
G|---------2-----2---------------|    |
D|-------0-----------0---0-------|    |--- x3
A|-------------------------------|    |
D|--0--------0-----0---0---------|    |
                                      |
d|--5-----5-------5-------0------|    |
B|----7------7--------7-------7--|    |
G|-------------------------------|    |
D|------0------0--------0-------0|    |
A|-------------------------------|    |
D|--0-------0-------0-------0----|   _|


Bridge:

                                                                                                  |
d|--7-----7-------7------7------|--|----------------0-----------------------0---------------|--|  |
B|----6-------6------6-------6--|--|--5-----5-----------5---5-------5-----------5---5-------|--|  |
G|------------------------------|x2|----6-------6---------------6-------6---------------6---|x2|  |--- x2
D|------0-------0------0-------0|--|------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7---------|--|  |
A|------------------------------|--|--0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---7-|--|  |
D|--0-------0-------0------0----|--|--------------------------------------------------------|--|  |
                                                                                                 _|

Outro:  ***Same as intro***

d|------------------|
B|----3---3---3-----|
G|------------------| Repeat & fade
D|------0-------0---|
A|------------------|
D|--0-------0-------|


Lyrics:

Verse 1 + Chorus:

Spent my days with a woman unkind
Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.
Made up my mind to make a new start
Going To California with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me there's a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.


Verse 2 + Chorus:

Took my chances on a big jet plane
Never let them tell you that they're all the same.
The sea was red and the sky was grey
Wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
As the children of the sun began to awake.


Bridge:

Seems that the wrath of the Gods
Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow;
I think I might be sinking.
Throw me a line if I reach it in time
I'll meet you up there where the path
Runs straight and high.


Verse + Chorus + Outro:

To find a queen without a king;
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings.
La la la la
Side a white mare in the footsteps of dawn
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems



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| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| p    Pull-off

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