April 13, 2023

Letter Notes Piano: California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

"California Dreamin'" is a song by American folk rock band The Mamas & The Papas, released in 1965.

A      B       A         G         A         A     B     A   G  D-E
All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey

^C   ^C   ^C   B  ^C   ^C  A  ^C-^C  ^C-B
I've been for a walk  on  a  winter's day

E    E    F#      E   ^C-A  A  B  A   G  G-DE
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.

^E-^D-^C-B   ^C - A
California dreamin'

C    ^D  ^C ^D-^C  ^D-^E
On such a winter's day...

A                B-A   G     A      G      G        A-G     D     E
Stopped into a church I passed along the way

^E   ^E ^E    ^D   ^C   B   ^C-B-A
Well, I got down on my knees

A   ^C   A - ^C  ^C  ^C-B
And I pretend to pray

^E   ^E        ^E   ^E - ^D    ^C    B    ^C-B-A
You know the preacher like the cold  ~

G          G        A     G-D    D-E
He knows I'm gonna stay

^E-^D-^C-B  ^C - A
California dreamin'

^C ^D  ^C ^D-^C  ^D-^E
On such a winter's day...

The song was written by band members John Phillips and Michelle Phillips and features a haunting melody with a distinctive blend of harmonies and instrumentation. The song's lyrics describe the narrator's longing for the warmth and beauty of California while stuck in the cold and dreary winter of the East Coast. "California Dreamin'" was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in several countries and becoming one of The Mamas & The Papas' most iconic and enduring songs. The song has been covered by many artists and remains a beloved classic of the 1960s.

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