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California Girls Chords
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			"California Girls"
		    (Brian Wilson / Mike Love)

Intro:

	Electric 12-string [measures 1-4]:

	[B]
	 v   v   v   v   v
	----------------------
	-----9---7------------
	-----9---8---9-8------
	-9---9--99--9----9-11-
	----------------------
	----------------------

	Bass [enters on measure 2]:

	 v   v   v   v   v
	-----1----------------
	---------4---2-1------
	-2------2---2----2-4--
	----------------------

	Electric 12-string [measure 5]:

	[A]
	 v   v   v   v   v
	----------------------
	-----7---5------------
	-----7---6---7-6---6--
	-7---7--77--7----7----
	----------------------
	----------------------

	Bass [measure 5]:

	 v   v   v   v   v
	----------------------
	-----4---2---0--------
	-0------0---0--4-0-4--
	----------------------

	Horns [arr. for guitar]:

	measures 1,2:	tacit
	measure 3:	D# (octaves)		x2x4xx
	measure 4:	G#/B			x2210x
	measure 5:	G#m/A	 		x0200x

Verse 1:

	      D#                                  D#9 
	Well, East Coast girls are hip, I really dig those styles they wear
	         G#
	And the Southern girls with the way they talk 
	              Bb
	They knock me out when I'm down there
	     D#                                 D#9
	The midwest farmers' daughters really make you feel alright
	         G#         
	And the Northern girls with the way they kiss
	                Bb
	They keep their boyfriends warm at night

Chorus:

	  D#                  Fm7
	I wish they all could be California,
	  C#                   D#m7
	I wish they all could be California,
	  B                   C#m7           D#
	I wish they all could be California Girls

Verse 2:

	The West coast has the sunshine, and the girls all get so tanned
	I dig C#m French bikini on Hawaiian Island dolls
	By C#m palm tree in the sand
	I been all around this great big world and I've seen
	      all kinds of girls
	But I couldn't wait to get back in the states,  
	Back to the cutest girls in the world

[repeat chorus]

Organ break [arr. for guitar]

	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-7-------7------7|-9-------9---9----
	----79--7---79---|----79--7--79-----
	-----------------|------------------
	-----------------|------------------
	-----------------|------------------
	-----------------|------------------

	bass:

	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|----6-------------
	-----------------|--------86--42----
	-----------------|----------------4-
	-----------------|------------------


Coda [repeat to fade]:

	  D#                                  Fm7
	I wish they all could be California girls
	                                   (wish they all could be California)


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers


Tablature player for this song:
 
 
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About the artist behind California Girls Chords:

The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. Formed in 1961, the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California youth culture of surfing, girls, and cars. Brian Wilson's growing creative ambitions later transformed them into a more artistically innovative group that earned critical praise and influenced many later musicians.[1]

The group initially comprised singer-musician-composer Brian Wilson, his brothers, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. This core quintet, along with early member David Marks and later bandmate Bruce Johnston, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. The Beach Boys have often been called "America's Band"[2] and have had thirty-six U.S. Top 40 hits (the most of any U.S. rock band) and fifty-six Hot 100 hits, including four number one singles.[1] According to Billboard Magazine, in terms of singles and album sales, the Beach Boys are the No. 1 selling American band.[3]

Many changes in both musical styles and personnel have occurred during their career, notably because of Brian Wilson's mental illness and drug use (leading to his eventual withdrawal from the group) and the deaths of Dennis and Carl Wilson in 1983 and 1998, respectively. Extensive legal battles between members of the group have also played their part. After Carl Wilson's death, founding member Al Jardine was ousted by Mike Love. Love and Bruce Johnston then leased the rights to the band's name and continue to tour as the Beach Boys.

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