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California English
This song can be played with open chords, but I think that it sounds much better played with barre 
chords.
Also, if you watch a live performance, The band members play it with barre chords. 


C C C
Wouldn’t ever gag you with a spoon, my only true love 
C C C
Never really heard you speak that way, it’s unworthy of… 
C C C
Funny how that little college girl called language corrupt 
C C C
Funny how the other private schools had no Hapa Club 

C C C
Someone took a trip before you came to ski in the Alps 
C C C
Your father moved across the country just to sunburn his scalp 
C C C
Contra Costa, Contra Mundum, contradict what I say 
C C C                                              F
Living like the French Connection, but we’ll die in LA 

Em              G           C                   F
Blasted from a disconnected light switch 
Em                  G                 C           F
Through the condo that they’ll never finish 
Em                 G          C              F
Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish 
      Em                  G           C          C C C
And through your brain to California English 


C C C
No one sits inside a freezing flat and stays there ‘til May 
C C C
Leafing through a stack of A-Zs to surf the UK 
C C C
Waiting with the wind against your face and gel in your hair 
C C C                                               F
Shivering in little undershirts, but don’t seem to care 

Em              G           C                   F
Blasted from a disconnected light switch 
Em                  G                 C           F
Through the condo that they’ll never finish 
Em                 G          C              F
Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish 
      Em                  G           C          C C C
And through your brain to California English 

G         
Sweet carob rice cake 
           F             C
She don’t care how the sweets taste 
F              
Fake Philly cheese steak 
             Em      C
But she use real toothpaste 

F    
Cuz if that Tom’s don’t work 
C
If it just makes you worse 
F                             G            C
Would you loose all of your faith in the good earth 

F    
And if it’s all a curse 
C
And we’re just getting worse 
F                            G                C
Baby, please don’t lose your faith in the good earth 

Em              G           C                   F
Blasted from a disconnected light switch 
Em                  G                 C           F
Through the condo that they’ll never finish 
Em                 G          C              F
Bounced across a Saudi satellite dish 
      Em                  G           C          C C C
And through your brain to California English 
 
 
Vampire Weekend - California English :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
California English tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind California English:

Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band from New York City, formed in 2006 and signed to XL Recordings.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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