FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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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.