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Going To California
Led Zeppelin:  Going To California
(Box Set Disc II Version)

Tuning:  Double Drop-D Tuning
Tabbed by: Bobby Boy
E-mail: [email protected]
There seems to be only one tab available, which to put it bluntly,
does not justice to Jimmy page or John Paul Jones.
Here's a better one. It is difficult and frustrating but it IS right.
It's a mixture of two guitars and a mandolin.


[Intro]

D|---0-------0---|---0---2---0---|---0-------0---|---0---0h2---0---|
B|-------3-------|-------3-------|-------3-------|-----------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
D|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0-|-----0---------0-|
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
D|-0-------0-----|-0-------0-----|-0-------0-----|-0---------0-----|

D|---0---0h2---0---|---0---0---0---|---0-----0-----0-----0----0----0-------|
B|-----------------|---------------|--------10----10----10---10---10-------|
G|-----------------|---------------|-----11----12----11----9----0----11-11-|
D|-----0---------0-|-----0-------0-|---------------------------------------|
A|-----------------|---------------|---------------------------------------|
D|-0---------0-----|-0-------0-----|-0-------------------------------------|

                                 Mandolin tabbed for Guitar. Guitar keeps playing D pattern.


[Verse riff]

D|-5-----4-------0-|-------0-------|-5-----4-------0-|-------0---------|
B|---0-------0-----|---5-------0---|---0-------0-----|---5---0---------|
G|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0---|-----------------|
D|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|
A|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-----|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-------|

"Spend my days with a woman unkind.  Smoked my stuff and drank

D|----------------0-|--------0------7-|--0-------9--------12---12----0----0-|
B|-5h7-7-5----------|---/5---------10-|-10------10---10---10---10---10------|
G|-7---------/7-----|--------7--------|--9h11---11---9----11---11------11---|
D|-----0--------0---|------0-----0----|-------0---------0-----------------0-|
A|------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-0-------0--------|-0--------0------|--0---------0---------0--------------|

"All my wine."

D|-5-----4-------0-|-------0-------|-5-----4-------0-|-----------------|
B|---0-------0-----|---5-------0---|---0-------0-----|---5---0---------|
G|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|
D|-----------------|-----------0-0-|-0---0---0-------|-----------0-----|
A|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-----|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-------|

"Made up my mind. Make a new start. Goin' to California with an achin,"

D|-------7-------0-|-0-----0------0-|-5-----5---7---0-|-0-------0-------5-|
B|-5h7-7-5---5h7---|---5h7-----5h7--|-5h7---5---5---7-|---5h7---7---5h7---|
G|-----------------|-----0-2-----0--|-7---5-----7---7-|-----0---7-----0---|
D|-----0-------0---|----------------|-----7-----------|-------0-----------|
A|-----------------|----------------|-----0-------0---|-------------------|
D|-0-------0-------|-0-------0------|-0-------0-------|-0---------0-------|

"in my heart."

D|-5-----4-------0-|-------0-------|-5-----4-------0-|-------0---------|
B|---0-------0-----|---5-------0---|---0-------0-----|---5---0---------|
G|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0---|-----------------|
D|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|
A|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-----|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-------|

"Someone told me there's a girl out there..  with love in her eyes and flowers

D|-------7-------0-|-------0--------|-5-----5---7---0-|-0-------0-------5-|
B|-5h7-7-5---5h7---|---5h7-----5h7--|-5h7---5---5---7-|---5h7---7---5h7---|
G|-----------------|-----0-------0--|-7---5-----7---7-|-----0---7-----0---|
D|-----0-------0---|----------------|-----7-----------|-------0-----------|
A|-----------------|----------------|-----0-------0---|-------------------|
D|-0-------0-------|-0-------0------|-0-------0-------|-0---------0-------|

"in her hair"


[Verse fill]

(my favorite fill....)

D|-3-----3-------|-------2-------2-|-4-0-----------|-------0---------|
B|---5-------5---|-3-------------3-|-3-------------|-------8-7-------|
G|-----7-------7-|---0-0-----0-0---|---------------|-6h7p6-6--7------|
D|-----0-------0-|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
A|---------------|-2-------2-------|---------------|-----------------|
D|-0-------0-----|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|

D|-3-----3-3\2---|-------2---0---2-|--4-0-----------|
B|---5-----------|-3-------3-----3-|--3-------------|
G|-----7---------|---0-0-----------|----------------|
D|-----0-------0-|-------------0---|----0---0-------|
A|---------------|-2-------2-------|----------------|
D|-0-------0-----|-----------------|-0----0---------|

D|-0-----0---------|-0-------14-|
B|-----------------|------15----|
G|-----------------|o---14-----o|
D|-----0-------0---|o----------o|
A|-----------------|------------|
D|-0-------0-------|-0----------|


Repeat Measure 3 times

Verse Riff (as above):
"Took my chances on a big jet plane. Never let them tell ya' that they're all-----the same----."
verse Riff:
"Oh, the sea was red and the sky was grey-- (wondered how) tommorrow, could ever follow today."
Verse Riff:
"Mountain and the canyons start to tremble and shake-- (the) children of the sun
begin, to awake (won't you/watch out)


[Other Verse]

D|-----7--5-----------7-|----------7-----------7-|----------5-----------7-|
B|-6---6--------6-----6-|----6-----6-----6-----6-|----6-----6-----6-----6-|
G|-7---7-----------7----|-------7-----------7----|-------7-----------7----|
D|-----0-----0-----0----|-0-----0-----0-----0----|-------0-----------0----|
A|-0--------------------|------------------------|-0----------------------|
D|----------------------|------------------------|-------------0----------|

(It) seems that the warth of the gods got a punch on the nose and it started to flow.

D|----------5-------------|----------------------|---------0-------------|-0--------0-------------|
B|----6-----6-----6-----6-|-2--0--2p0h2--2-----2-|-2p0--2--------2-------|-2--0--2--------2-------|
G|-------7-----------7----|-0-----0--------------|------------------2--2-|-------------------2--2-|
D|-------0-----------0----|-2-----2p0h2-----2----|-2----------------2----|-------2-----------2----|
A|------------------------|-0--------------------|------------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
D|-0-----------0----------|----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

"I think it might be sinkin'.        (ah-haaa)

D|-0------0-----------|
B|-----2---------2----|
G|------------------2-|
D|-----2------------2-|
A|-----------0--------|
D|-0------------------|


[Other Verse Riff]

"(Please) Throw me a line if i reach it in time. Meet you up there where the
path runs straight and high----"
Intro:
instrumental
Verse Riff:
To find a Queen without a King. They say she plays guitar and cries and (she) sings. (la la la la)
Verse Riff:
Ride a white mare in the foot-steps of dawn. Trying to find a woman who's never,
never, never been born.
Verse Riff:
Standin on a hill in the monutatin of dreams. Tellin' myself it's not as hard,
hard, hard as it seems. (Mmm ha/ Sure is hard))


[Outro]

Basically the same a the verse fill but it loops and varies.
 

If you can play what is here you should be able to make up a good sounding ending. 
I'm not posting it. If you want it, request it.
[email protected]


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| h   Hummer-on
| p   Pull-off
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About the artist behind Going To California:

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band that formed in August 1968. Led Zeppelin consisted of Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant (vocals), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards) and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, Led Zeppelin are regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands.[1][2] However, the band's individualistic style draws from many sources and transcends any one genre.[3] Their rock-infused interpretation of the blues and folk genres[4] also incorporated rockabilly,[5] reggae,[6] soul,[7] funk,[8] classical, Celtic, Indian, Arabic, pop, Latin and country. The band did not release the popular songs from their albums as singles in the UK, as they preferred to develop the concept of album-oriented rock.[9]

Close to 30 years after disbanding following Bonham's death in 1980, Led Zeppelin continue to be held in high regard for their artistic achievements, commercial success and broad influence. The band have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide,[10][11][12][13][14] including 111.5 million sales in the United States[15] and they have had all their non-compilation studio albums reach the U.S. Billboard Top 10.[16] Led Zeppelin are ranked No. 1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.[17] Rolling Stone magazine has described Led Zeppelin as "the heaviest band of all time" and "the biggest band of the 70s".[18]

On 10 December 2007 the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited (along with deceased drummer John Bonham's son Jason) for the Ahmet Erteg√ľn Tribute Concert at The O2 in London.

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