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California Here I Come
Words and Music by Al Jolson, Bud De Sylva and Joseph Meyer - 1924
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+
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.
Note: This song is in two keys, the verse is in Em, the chorus is in C.
When the win -try winds are blow -ing,
And the snow is start -ing in to fall,
Then my eyes turn west -ward, know -ing
That's the place I love the best of all.
Cal -i -for -nia, I've been blue,
Since I've been a -way from you,
I can't wait 'til I get go -ing, e -ven now
I'm start -ing in to call Oh,
Cal -i -for -nia, here I come
Right back where I start -ed from
Where bow -ers of flow -ers bloom in the sun
Each morn -ing, at dawn -ing, Bird -ies sing an' ev -'ry -thing.
A sun -kist miss said, "Don't be late"
That's why I can hard -ly wait
O -pen up that Gold -en Gate
Cal -i -for -nia, here I come.
Listen to Jim and the WineLand Band play "California Here I Come" (YouTube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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