California Dreamin chords & lyrics

by Sia

  • California Dreamin' was written by Michelle Phillips and John Phillips. It was first recorded on Nov 4th, 1965 by The Mamas & the Papas and released on the 8th December, 1965. Sia has re-recorded the song for the album soundtrack of the movie San Andreas.
  • Original Published Key: Am
  • Music: Key of E Minor in 4/4 time at 112 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Em, D, C, B, B7, G
  • Please Note: You can replace B7 with B if you prefer or you can mix 'n' match the two.

California Dreamin' by Sia

Intro: 4/4 
||:  Em  -  D  |  C  -  D  |    B7    |    B7   :||

                       Em  -  D     C    -     D      B7  |  B7  |
1. All the leaves are brown___        And the sky is gray
                    G  -  B7   Em               B7  |  B7  |
   I've been for a walk___        On a winter's day
                    Em  -  D    C    -     D    B7  |  B7  |
   I'd be safe and warm___        If I was in L.A
                  Em  -   D    C  -   D               B7  |  B7  |
   Ca-li-for-nia dream-in'___    On  such a win-ter's day

 
                       Em  -   D    C    -     D      B7  |  B7  |
2. All the leaves are brown___        And the sky is gray
                    G  -  B7   Em               B7  |  B7  |
   I've been for a walk___        On a winter's day
                    Em  -  D    C    -     D    B7  |  B7  |
   I'd be safe and warm___        If I was in L.A
                   Em  -  D     C  -   D               B7  |  B7  |
   Ca-li-for-nia dream-in'___     On  such a win-ter's day

                       Em  -  D    C  -   D               B7  |  B7  |
3. I stopped in-to a church___       I  passed a-long the way
                           G  -  B7   Em                       B7  |  B7  |
   Well I got down on my knees___        And I pre-tend-ed to pray
                           Em     -      D      C       -       D      B7  |  B7  |
   You know the prea-cher likes the cold___       He knows I'm gon-na stay
                   Em  -  D     C  -   D               B7  |  B7  |
   Ca-li-for-nia dream-in'___     On  such a win-ter's day


Instr: (Vocal adlib)
|  Em  |  Em  |  Em  | Em  -  D  |  G  -  B7  |  Em  -  D  |  B7  |  B7  |

| Em  -  D  | C  -  D  | B7  | B7  | Em  -  D  |  C  -  D  |  B7  |  B7  |
                                                                   (All the leaves are)

                       Em                 D          C
4. All the leaves are brown___ (All the leaves are brown)
            D      B7                   |  B7  |
   And the sky is gray___ (And the sky is gray)
                    G                 B7     Em 
   I've been for a walk___ (I've been for a walk)
                 B7                  |  B7  |
   On a winter's day___ (On a win-ter's day)
                 Em                D       C
   If I did-n't tell her___ (If I did-n't tell her)
             D      B7                     |  B  |
   I could leave to-day___ (I could leave to-day)
                   Em                  D        C
   Ca-li-for-nia dream-in'___  (Ca-li-for-nia dream-in')
       D               Em          D                C
   On such a win-ter's day___ (On such a win-ter's day)
       D               Em          D                C
   On such a win-ter's day___ (On such a win-ter's day)
       D               Em  -  D  | C  -  D  |  Em  |
   On such a win-ter's day... 

E Minor

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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