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California Stars

Billy Bragg and Wilco

 

Capo 2

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

           13

Dsus2:  xx0230

       32 1

C:    x32010

 

Strum Patterns:

 

G Chord

(play 5th string open on strums in bold)

 

D   D     U D U   

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

  U D     U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

D Chord

(play Dsus2 on strums in bold)

D   D     U D U   

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

  U D     U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

C Chord

D   D     U D U   

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

  U D     U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


 

Intro:

/ G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

/ C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

 

Verse 1:

                G
I'd like to rest my heavy head tonight
        D
On a bed of California stars
                C
I'd like to lay my weary bones tonight
         G
On a bed of California stars

                 G
I'd love to feel your hand touching mine
                    D
And tell me why I must keep working on
             C
Yes, I'd give my life to lay my head tonight
         G
On a bed of California stars

 

 

/ G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

/ C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

 

Verse 2:

                 G
I'd like to dream my troubles all away
          D
On a bed of California stars
C
Jump up from my starbed and make another day
          G
Underneath my California Stars

                     G
They hang like grapes on vines that shine
                      D
And warm the lover's glass like friendly wine
            C
So, I'd give this world just to dream a dream with you
       G
On our bed of California stars

 

/ G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

/ C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

 

Repeat from first verse

 

/ G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

/ C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /  (Repeat all you want)

 

End on G

 

 

Guitar Solo (during last progression of song):

 

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.