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Californication Chords
Since I found both of the other chord charts wrong (ver 1 was just one chord wrong though, and the
other one in another key) I decided to publish how I play it. This is an excelent way to play it
acoustic!

Tuning: EADGBe (Standard)

F/C looks like this: X33210 - this chord is only used in the prechorus and you could play a normal
F-chord instead.

You can apply the picking pattern that they use in the real song on the verses if you want, I'm
gonna post them at the bottom so you can use them handily.

Verses: (All the verses have these chords)
Am
Psychic spies from China
            F   
Try to steal your mind's elation
Am
Little girls from SwedenĘ
                  F
Dream of silver screen quotations
C                                      G
And if you want these kind of dreams
       F                   Dm
It's Californication

It's the edge of the world
And all of western civilization
The sun may rise in the East
At least it settles in the final location
It's understood that Hollywood
sells Californication

[Prechorus] - (All pre-choruses have these chords)
Am
Pay your surgeon very well
      F/C     (You can just play a normal F-chord)
To break the spell of aging
Am
Celebrity skin is this your chin
      F/C
Or is that war your waging

[Chorus:] - (And all choruses have these chords)
Am            F/C
First born unicorn
Am            F/C
Hard core soft porn
C                     G       Dm        Am
Dream of Californication
C                     G       Dm  
Dream of Californication

[Verse]
Marry me girl be my fairy to the world
Be my very own constellation
A teenage bride with a baby inside
Getting high on information
And buy me a star on the boulevard
It's Californication

[Verse]
Space may be the final frontier
But it's made in a Hollywood basement
Cobain can you hear the spheres
Singing songs off station to station
And Alderon's not far away
It's Californication

[Pre-chorus]
Born and raised by those who praise
Control of population everybody's been there
and
I don't mean on vacation

[Chorus]
First born unicorn
Hard core soft porn
Dream of Californication
Dream of Californication

[Verse}
Destruction leads to a very rough road
But it also breeds creation
And earthquakes are to a girl's guitar
They're just another good vibration
And tidal waves couldn't save the world
From Californication

[Pre-Chorus]
Pay your surgeon very well
To break the spell of aging
Sicker than the rest
There is no test
But this is what you're craving

[Chorus]
First born unicorn
Hard core soft porn
Dream of Californication
Dream of Californication


Picking patterns (During verses):
E---------------------------------------------| \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------|  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------|   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----|    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-|     \
E---------------------------1-----------------|      \
                                                            
E---------------------------------------------|      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------|     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------|    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-|---/
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------| /
E---------------------------1-----------------|/
"And If you want these kind of dreams It's californication"
E-------------------------------1|
B-----5----------------------3--3|
G-------5-----4-------4---------2|
D---5-----------5-------3--0-----|
A-3---------5-------3------------|
E---------3-------1--------------|

Kudos to "unregistered" for the tabs.


Tablature player for this song:
 
 
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Californication tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Californication Chords:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Grammy-award winning American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. For most of its career, the band has consisted of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist John Frusciante, bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary, and drummer Chad Smith. The band's varied musical style has fused traditional rock and funk with various elements of heavy metal, punk rock and psychedelic rock.

In addition to Kiedis and Flea, the group originally featured guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. However, Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988, resulting in Irons resigning.[1] Irons was replaced briefly by D. H. Peligro, former Dead Kennedys drummer, before the band found a permanent replacement in Chad Smith, while Slovak was replaced by up-and-coming guitarist Frusciante. This lineup recorded the band's fourth and fifth albums, Mother's Milk (1989) and Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991).

Blood Sugar Sex Magik was a critical success and sold over twelve million copies. However, Frusciante grew increasingly uncomfortable with the band's success and left the band abruptly in 1992. Kiedis, Flea, and Smith employed Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction for their subsequent album, One Hot Minute (1995). It failed, however, to match the critical acclaim of Blood Sugar Sex Magik and sold fewer than half the copies of its predecessor. Shortly afterwards, Navarro was fired from the band due to creative differences.

Frusciante, while absent from the band, developed a severe drug addiction. In 1998, he completed rehabilitation and, at Flea's request, rejoined the band. The reunited foursome returned to the studio to record Californication (1999), which went on to sell fifteen million units worldwide, becoming their most successful album to date. It was followed three years later with By the Way (2002), which continued their success. In 2006, the group released the double album Stadium Arcadium. The band has won six Grammy Awards.

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