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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.
The verse is in the key of Em, the chorus is in C.
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:
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.
Listen to the WineLand Band play "California Here I Come" (youtube, timestamp 5:08)
Watch Oakland Banjo Band guest Buddy Wachter perform "California Here I Come" (youtube, timestamp 1:05)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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