Led Zeppelin - Going To California Chords & Tabs

 

Going To California Chords & Tabs

Led Zeppelin Chords & Tabs

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Going To California Tab

   
GOING TO CALIFORNIA
LED ZEPPELIN


Tuning:   D A D G B E

Intro:

 ----------------|----------------|---5---5---5---5|---5-5-5-5---5-7|
 ----------------|----------------|-5---5---5---5--|--7-5---5---5-7-|
 ----------------|-7-7-----7-7----|--7---7---7---7-|------7---7-----|
 --0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|----------------|----------------|
 ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---------------|



                                     p                p
 3--2---0-------3|---2---0--------|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
 -0---0---0-3----|-0---0---0-3----|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
 --0---0------0--|--0---0------0--|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
 ----------0---0-|----------0---0-|----------------|----------------|
 ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|

 Spent...         Smoked...        All...
 Made...          Goin'...         In...
 Some...          Love...          In...


         p        h       h                p        h       h
 --1111--10---0--|02---0--02---0--|--1111--10---0--|02---0--02---0--|
 --3333--3--3----|---3---3---3----|--3333--3--3----|---3---3---3----|
 --2222----------|----------------|--2222----------|----------------|
 0---------------|--0---0---0---0-|0---------------|--0---0---0---0-|
 --------2-------|----------------|--------2-------|----------------|
 ----------------|0---0---0---0---|----------------|0---0---0---0---|


(double spaced for double digits...  essentially an Am7 up 9 frets...)

  - - - 12- - - 12- - - 12- - - 12| - - - 12- - - 12- - - 12- - - 12|
  - - 10- - - 10- - - 10- - - 10- | - - 10- - - 10- - - 10- - - 10- |
  - 11- - - 11- - - 11- - - 11- - | - 11- - - 11- - - 11- - - 11- - |
  - - - - 0 - - - - - - - 0 - - - | - - - - 0 - - - - - - - 0 - - - |
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - | - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - |
  0 - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - | 0 - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - |



                                     p                p
 ----------------|----------------|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
 ---0---3---0----|---0---3---3----|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
 -0---0---0---0-0|-0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|
 --0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|----------------|----------------|
 ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|

 Took...          Never...         same...
 Sea...           Wonder...        day...
 Mount...         Chil...          wake...            watch out...   


                                           h                h
 -0---0---0---0--|-0---0---0---0--|-----------0----|-----------0----|
 6--6---6---6---6|---6---6---6----|--2-----23---3--|--2-----23---3--|
 --7---7---7---7-|--7---7---7---7-|-----2----------|-----2----------|
 0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
 ----------------|----------------|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|
 ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

 Seems...       nose...            sinking...
 Throw...         Meet...          high...

ending:
   p                p                p                p
 --20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
 -----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
 --2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
 ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|
 Ahhhhh.....      Ahhhhh.....      Ahhhhh..... 
 Ahhhhh.....      Ahhhhh.....      Ahhhhh.....      Fade out...

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

        Took my chances on a big jet plane.
        Never let 'em tell you that they're all the same.
        Ah, the Sea was red and the Sky was grey:
        I wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
        The mountains and the canyons start to tremble and shake:
        Children of the Sun begin to wake....  [spoken:] watch out


        Seems like the wrath of the Gods: got a punch on the nose
        and it's startin' 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.


        Find a Queen without a King,
        They say she plays guitar and cries and sings: la-la-la-la.
        Ride a white mare on the footsteps of Dawn,
        Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
        Standing on a hill and a mountain of dreams,
        Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems....
        
        Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... 
        Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh.....      Fade out...


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Another Version:



Rhythm:  all eighth notes, played in cut time.

Intro: second half of the "D" tab.

"G" tab
E|------------------
B|------------------
G|-0-------0-------- play 4 times
D|-----0-4-----0-4--
A|---2-------2------
E|------------------

"D" tab
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
G|-----0---------------------------|---2-0-2---2---2---2---2---2---2-
D|-4-------4---2---0---0---2---4---|-4-------4---2---0---0---2---4---
A|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------

"Dm" tab				  A7         Asus4 A7
E||-----------------------------------|||---------------------------------||
B||-----------------------------------|||---------------------------------||
G||*---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--*|*---2---2---2---2---2---3---2---2-*|
D||*-3---3---2---0---3---3---2---0----*|*-------------0-------------------*|
A||-----------------------------------|||-4---4---4-------4---4---4---4---||
E||-----------------------------------|||---------------------------------||

Verses:

G						       D
Spent my days with a woman unkind, smoked my stuff and drank all my wine

G
Made up my mind, going to make a new start, going to California with an aching
	D
	in my heart

(etc. until:)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/l/led_zeppelin/going_to_california_tab_ver_2.html ]
Dm
Seems that the wrath of the....

I hope this helps somewhat.  Also, the song is written in the key of D, if
anyone wants to know.

Hopefully, I'll try to post a few other Zeppelin tabs if I get the chance.


From: chorowit@us.oracle.com (Chuck (cntr-T.Ryan) Horowitz)
Subject: Going To California TAB

Going To California by Led Zeppelin

This song has two acoustic guitars and a mandolin.
However I only know the guitar parts so just
play with notes for the mandolin stuff.

Both guitars are tuned to DGDGBD.

Intro on one guitar

d-----0------------0------------------------------------------------------
b------------3------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
d---------0-----------0---------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--0------------0---------------------------------------------------------

At the start of the lyrics, still one guitar

d---5-------4--4---2----0-----0--2-----0--0-------------------------------
b-------0------------0--------------0--------0----------------------------
g-------0------------0--------------0--------0----------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------
g---0----------0--------------0-----------0-------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------

At "all my wine" and at corresponding part in next verse

d--------4\2--2---0------7---------7--------------------------------------
b--5/7-----5--5------0----------7-----------------------------------------
g----------------------------9--------------------------------------------
d--------0-----------0----------0-----------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--0----------0----------0------------------------------------------------


When the second guitar enters is plays this..

d--3--2--0---3---3---2--0-----0-------2--0--0----2----0--------0----------
b---------------------------------------------------------3---------------
g----------------------------------0--------------------------------------
d--------0-------0------0-----4----------4-----0--------0---------0-------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--0------------------------------------------------0-------0-------------

While the second guitar plays this..

d-------------------------------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------

d-----0--0--0------0--0--0------4-------------5---5--4-------0-0-0-0------
b-----0--0--0------0--0--0------3------2h3p2------2-----3----0-0-0-0------
g-----0--0--0------0--0--0------2----------------------------0-0-0-0------
d-------------------------------0-----------------------------------------
g---------------4---------------------------------------------------------
D--0-------------------------0--------------------------------------------

d--0----0-------0----0-----2--4-------------------------------------------
b--0----0-------0----0-----3--3-------------------------------------------
g--0----0-------0----0-----2--2-------------------------------------------
d-----------------------------0-------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------

At the "wrath of the gods" part.. guitar 1 plays X 4

d-7----0--5--5-----0---7--------------------------------------------------
b---6-----------6---------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
d------------0------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-7-----------------------------------------------------------------------

then...                 
|--------X1---------|  |----------X3-----------------|
d----------0---0-------0-------0---0--------0--0--------------------------
b-----0--2--------2---------2------------2-------0--2---------------------
g--0----------------------0-----------0-----------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------
g----------------------2-----------2-----------2--------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------

And guitar 2 plays
  |------X4-----------| |-----X4-------------|
d----0-----------0--------------------------------------------------------
b-------5--5--6-----6-------2h3---3---2-----2-----------------------------
g-6-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------0----------------2---------------------------------------------
g------------------------2--------2------2--------------------------------
D-7-----------------------------------------------------------------------

After that, replay the intro accompanyed by this on guitar 2

d---------7----------------7-------------7--7--------7--------------------
b------7----------------7-------------7-----------7-----------------------
g---7---------7--7---9----------7--9-----------9--------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------
g---7------------7--------------7-----7-----7-----7-----------------------
D---------7-------------7-------------------------------------------------

d----------------------7-----7--------7---7--------7----------------------
b-------------------7--------------7------------7-------------------------
g--7---9--7--7--9---------------9------------9----------------------------
d----------------------------------0------------0-------------------------
g--7---7-----7------7-----------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------0------------0-------------------------------

On the outro both guitar play essentially the same thing.

d--0----2---2--2-----0----------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
d-----0-----------0-------------------------------------------------------
g-----------0-------------------------------------------------------------
D--0----------------------------------------------------------------------


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