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California Here I Come
Words and Music by Al Jolson, Bud De Sylva and Joseph Meyer - 1924
 Verse:
Em G+ Em7 A7            Am7
Em C7               B7 Em             Em6  G+            Em
Em G+ Em7 A7            Am7
Em C7               B7 Em -
G7 C#dim         G7 C -
G7 C#dim         G7 C                 B7 -
Em G+ Em7 A7           Am7
Em C7               B7 Em G7            G+
 Chorus:
C C+ F -
G7 G+ C -
C Cdim G7 -
C Cdim G7 -
C C+ F -
G7 G+ C                  A7 -
Dm             A7 Dm            Dm7 E7                Am -
D7 G7 C -       (G7  to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The verse is in the key of Em, the chorus is in C.
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Verse:
When the wintry winds are blowing,
And the snow is starting in to fall,
Then my eyes turn westward, knowing,
That's the place I love the best of all.
California, I've been blue,
Since I've been away from you,
I can't wait 'til I get going, even now,
I'm starting in to call Oh:
 
Chorus:
California, here I come,
Right back where I started from,
Where bowers of flowers bloom in the sun,
Each morning, at dawning, Birdies sing an' ev'rything.
A sunkist miss said, "Don't be late,"
That's why I can hardly wait,
Open up that Golden Gate,
California, here I come.
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Listen to the WineLand Band play "California Here I Come" (youtube, timestamp 5:08)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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