Going To California - Led Zeppelin
00:00 / 00:00
Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Tuning: D A D G B E

[Intro]
e|----------------|----------------|---5---5---5---5|---5-5-5-5---5-7|
B|----------------|----------------|-5---5---5---5--|--7-5---5---5-7-|
G|----------------|-7-7-----7-7----|--7---7---7---7-|------7---7-----|
D| --0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---------------|

pp
e|3--2---0-------3|---2---0--------|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
B|-0---0---0-3----|-0---0---0-3----|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
G|--0---0------0--|--0---0------0--|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
D|----------0---0-|----------0---0-|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|

Spent... Smoked...All...
Made... Goin'... In...
Some... Love... In...

ph hph h
e|--1111--10---0--|02---0--02---0--|--1111--10---0--|02---0--02---0--|
B|--3333--3--3----|---3---3---3----|--3333--3--3----|---3---3---3----|
G|--2222----------|----------------|--2222----------|----------------|
D|0---------------|--0---0---0---0-|0---------------|--0---0---0---0-|
A|--------2-------|----------------|--------2-------|----------------|
E|----------------|0---0---0---0---|----------------|0---0---0---0---|

(double spaced for double digits... essentially an Am7 up 9 frets...)

e|--------12------12------12------12|-------12------12------12------12|
B|------10------10-----10-------10--|-----10------10------10------10--|
G|----11------11------11------11----|---11------11------11------11----|
D|----------0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|
A|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|--0---------------0---------------|-0---------------0---------------|

pp
e|-----------------|----------------|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
B|----0---3---0----|---0---3---3----|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
G|--0---0---0---0-0|-0---0---0---0--|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|
D|---0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|----------------|----------------|
A|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|-5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|

Took... Never... same...
Sea... Wonder...day...
Mount... Chil... wake... watch out...

hh
e|--0---0---0---0--|-0---0---0---0--|-----------0----|-----------0----|
B|-6--6---6---6---6|---6---6---6----|--2-----23---3--|--2-----23---3--|
G|---7---7---7---7-|--7---7---7---7-|-----2----------|-----2----------|
D|-0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
A|-----------------|----------------|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|
E|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Seems... nose... sinking...
Throw... Meet... high...

[ending]
pppp
e|---20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|--20---0---0----|
B|------3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|-----3---3---3--|
G|---2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
D|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|-0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|
Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh.....
Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Fade out...

Spent my days with a woman unkind:
Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.
Made up my mind, make a new start,
Goin' to California with an achin' in my heart.
Someone told me there's a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
Took my chances on a big jet plane.
Never let 'em tell you that they're all the same.
Ah, the Sea was red and the Sky was grey:
I wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons start to tremble and shake:
Children of the Sun begin to wake.... [spoken:] watch out
Seems like the wrath of the Gods: got a punch on the nose
and it's startin' to flow, I think I might be sinking.
Throw me a line, if I reach it in time
(I'll) meet you up there where the path runs straight and high.
Find a Queen without a King,
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings: la-la-la-la.
Ride a white mare on the footsteps of Dawn,
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
Standing on a hill and a mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems....

Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh.....
Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Ahhhhh..... Fade out...

(Another Version)
Rhythm: all eighth notes, played in cut time.

[Intro]
(second half of the "D" tab.)

"G" tab
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|-0-------0--------| play 4 times
D|-----0-4-----0-4--|
A|---2-------2------|
E|------------------|

"D" tab
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
G|-----0---------------------------|---2-0-2---2---2---2---2---2---2-
D|-4-------4---2---0---0---2---4---|-4-------4---2---0---0---2---4---
A|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------

"Dm" tab A7 Asus4 A7
e|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|*---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--*|*---2---2---2---2---2---3---2--2-*|
D|*-3---3---2---0---3---3---2---0----*|*-------------0------------------*|
A|------------------------------------|-4---4---4-------4---4---4---4----|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

[Verses]
G D
Spent my days with a woman unkind, smoked my stuff and drank all my wine
G
Made up my mind, going to make a new start, going to California with an aching
D
in my heart
(etc. until:)

Dm
Seems that the wrath of the
I hope this helps somewhat. Also, the song is written in the key of D, if
anyone wants to know.
Hopefully, I'll try to post a few other Zeppelin tabs if I get the chance.



2. Song: Going To California

(This song has two acoustic guitars and a mandolin.
However I only know the guitar parts so just
play with notes for the mandolin stuff.)

(Both guitars are tuned to DGDGBD.)

[Intro on one guitar]
e|-----0------------0------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------3------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------0-----------0---------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0------------0---------------------------------------------------------|

(At the start of the lyrics, still one guitar)

e|---5-------4--4---2----0-----0--2-----0--0-------------------------------|
B|-------0------------0--------------0--------0----------------------------|
G|-------0------------0--------------0--------0----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0----------0--------------0-----------0-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

At "all my wine" and at corresponding part in next verse

e|--------4\2--2---0------7---------7--------------------------------------|
B|--5/7-----5--5------0----------7-----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------9--------------------------------------------|
D|--------0-----------0----------0-----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------0----------0------------------------------------------------|

When the second guitar enters is plays this..

e|--3--2--0---3---3---2--0-----0-------2--0--0----2----0--------0----------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------3---------------|
G|----------------------------------0--------------------------------------|
D|--------0-------0------0-----4----------4-----0--------0---------0-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0------------------------------------------------0-------0-------------|

While the second guitar plays this..

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|d-----0--0--0------0--0--0------4-------------5---5--4-------0-0-0-0------|
B|b-----0--0--0------0--0--0------3------2h3p2------2-----3----0-0-0-0------|
G|g-----0--0--0------0--0--0------2----------------------------0-0-0-0------|
D|d-------------------------------0-----------------------------------------|
A|g---------------4---------------------------------------------------------|
E|D--0-------------------------0--------------------------------------------|

e|--0----0-------0----0-----2--4-------------------------------------------|
B|--0----0-------0----0-----3--3-------------------------------------------|
G|--0----0-------0----0-----2--2-------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------0-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

At the "wrath of the gods" part.. guitar 1 plays X 4

e|-7----0--5--5-----0---7--------------------------------------------------|
B|---6-----------6---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------0------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-7-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------X1---------| |----------X3-----------------|
----------0---0-------0-------0---0--------0--0--------------------------|
-----0--2--------2---------2------------2-------0--2---------------------|
--0----------------------0-----------0-----------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------2-----------2-----------2--------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

And guitar 2 plays
|------X4-----------| |-----X4-------------|
e|----0-----------0--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5--5--6-----6-------2h3---3---2-----2-----------------------------|
G|-6-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------0----------------2---------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------2--------2------2--------------------------------|
E|-7-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

After that, replay the intro accompanyed by this on guitar 2

e|---------7----------------7-------------7--7--------7--------------------|
B|------7----------------7-------------7-----------7-----------------------|
G|---7---------7--7---9----------7--9-----------9--------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---7------------7--------------7-----7-----7-----7-----------------------|
E|---------7-------------7-------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------7-----7--------7---7--------7----------------------|
B|-------------------7--------------7------------7-------------------------|
G|--7---9--7--7--9---------------9------------9----------------------------|
D|----------------------------------0------------0-------------------------|
A|--7---7-----7------7-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------0------------0-------------------------------|

On the outro both guitar play essentially the same thing.

e|--0----2---2--2-----0----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----0-----------0-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------0-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------------------------------------------------|


************************************

| * Natural harmonic
| \ Slide down
| / Slide up
| h Hammer-on
| p Pull-off
| b Bend
| g Grace note

************************************
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Led Zeppelin: Going To California
(Box Set Disc II Version)

Tuning: Double Drop-D Tuning
Tabbed by: Bobby Boy
E-mail: bobby_boy3541@yahoo.com
There seems to be only one tab available, which to put it bluntly,
does not justice to Jimmy page or John Paul Jones.
Here's a better one. It is difficult and frustrating but it IS right.
It's a mixture of two guitars and a mandolin.


[Intro]

D|---0-------0---|---0---2---0---|---0-------0---|---0---0h2---0---|
B|-------3-------|-------3-------|-------3-------|-----------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
D|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0-|-----0---------0-|
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
D|-0-------0-----|-0-------0-----|-0-------0-----|-0---------0-----|

D|---0---0h2---0---|---0---0---0---|---0-----0-----0-----0----0----0-------|
B|-----------------|---------------|--------10----10----10---10---10-------|
G|-----------------|---------------|-----11----12----11----9----0----11-11-|
D|-----0---------0-|-----0-------0-|---------------------------------------|
A|-----------------|---------------|---------------------------------------|
D|-0---------0-----|-0-------0-----|-0-------------------------------------|

Mandolin tabbed for Guitar. Guitar keeps playing D pattern.


[Verse riff]

D|-5-----4-------0-|-------0-------|-5-----4-------0-|-------0---------|
B|---0-------0-----|---5-------0---|---0-------0-----|---5---0---------|
G|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0---|-----------------|
D|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|
A|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-----|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-------|

"Spend my days with a woman unkind. Smoked my stuff and drank

D|----------------0-|--------0------7-|--0-------9--------12---12----0----0-|
B|-5h7-7-5----------|---/5---------10-|-10------10---10---10---10---10------|
G|-7---------/7-----|--------7--------|--9h11---11---9----11---11------11---|
D|-----0--------0---|------0-----0----|-------0---------0-----------------0-|
A|------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-0-------0--------|-0--------0------|--0---------0---------0--------------|

"All my wine."

D|-5-----4-------0-|-------0-------|-5-----4-------0-|-----------------|
B|---0-------0-----|---5-------0---|---0-------0-----|---5---0---------|
G|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|
D|-----------------|-----------0-0-|-0---0---0-------|-----------0-----|
A|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-----|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-------|

"Made up my mind. Make a new start. Goin' to California with an achin,"

D|-------7-------0-|-0-----0------0-|-5-----5---7---0-|-0-------0-------5-|
B|-5h7-7-5---5h7---|---5h7-----5h7--|-5h7---5---5---7-|---5h7---7---5h7---|
G|-----------------|-----0-2-----0--|-7---5-----7---7-|-----0---7-----0---|
D|-----0-------0---|----------------|-----7-----------|-------0-----------|
A|-----------------|----------------|-----0-------0---|-------------------|
D|-0-------0-------|-0-------0------|-0-------0-------|-0---------0-------|

"in my heart."

D|-5-----4-------0-|-------0-------|-5-----4-------0-|-------0---------|
B|---0-------0-----|---5-------0---|---0-------0-----|---5---0---------|
G|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0---|-----------------|
D|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|
A|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-----|-5-------5-------|-5-------5-------|

"Someone told me there's a girl out there.. with love in her eyes and flowers

D|-------7-------0-|-------0--------|-5-----5---7---0-|-0-------0-------5-|
B|-5h7-7-5---5h7---|---5h7-----5h7--|-5h7---5---5---7-|---5h7---7---5h7---|
G|-----------------|-----0-------0--|-7---5-----7---7-|-----0---7-----0---|
D|-----0-------0---|----------------|-----7-----------|-------0-----------|
A|-----------------|----------------|-----0-------0---|-------------------|
D|-0-------0-------|-0-------0------|-0-------0-------|-0---------0-------|

"in her hair"


[Verse fill]

(my favorite fill....)

D|-3-----3-------|-------2-------2-|-4-0-----------|-------0---------|
B|---5-------5---|-3-------------3-|-3-------------|-------8-7-------|
G|-----7-------7-|---0-0-----0-0---|---------------|-6h7p6-6--7------|
D|-----0-------0-|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
A|---------------|-2-------2-------|---------------|-----------------|
D|-0-------0-----|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|

D|-3-----3-3\2---|-------2---0---2-|--4-0-----------|
B|---5-----------|-3-------3-----3-|--3-------------|
G|-----7---------|---0-0-----------|----------------|
D|-----0-------0-|-------------0---|----0---0-------|
A|---------------|-2-------2-------|----------------|
D|-0-------0-----|-----------------|-0----0---------|

D|-0-----0---------|-0-------14-|
B|-----------------|------15----|
G|-----------------|o---14-----o|
D|-----0-------0---|o----------o|
A|-----------------|------------|
D|-0-------0-------|-0----------|


Repeat Measure 3 times

Verse Riff (as above):
"Took my chances on a big jet plane. Never let them tell ya' that they're all-----the same----."
verse Riff:
"Oh, the sea was red and the sky was grey-- (wondered how) tommorrow, could ever follow today."
Verse Riff:
"Mountain and the canyons start to tremble and shake-- (the) children of the sun
begin, to awake (won't you/watch out)


[Other Verse]

D|-----7--5-----------7-|----------7-----------7-|----------5-----------7-|
B|-6---6--------6-----6-|----6-----6-----6-----6-|----6-----6-----6-----6-|
G|-7---7-----------7----|-------7-----------7----|-------7-----------7----|
D|-----0-----0-----0----|-0-----0-----0-----0----|-------0-----------0----|
A|-0--------------------|------------------------|-0----------------------|
D|----------------------|------------------------|-------------0----------|

(It) seems that the warth of the gods got a punch on the nose and it started to flow.

D|----------5-------------|----------------------|---------0-------------|-0--------0-------------|
B|----6-----6-----6-----6-|-2--0--2p0h2--2-----2-|-2p0--2--------2-------|-2--0--2--------2-------|
G|-------7-----------7----|-0-----0--------------|------------------2--2-|-------------------2--2-|
D|-------0-----------0----|-2-----2p0h2-----2----|-2----------------2----|-------2-----------2----|
A|------------------------|-0--------------------|------------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
D|-0-----------0----------|----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

"I think it might be sinkin'. (ah-haaa)

D|-0------0-----------|
B|-----2---------2----|
G|------------------2-|
D|-----2------------2-|
A|-----------0--------|
D|-0------------------|


[Other Verse Riff]

"(Please) Throw me a line if i reach it in time. Meet you up there where the
path runs straight and high----"
Intro:
instrumental
Verse Riff:
To find a Queen without a King. They say she plays guitar and cries and (she) sings. (la la la la)
Verse Riff:
Ride a white mare in the foot-steps of dawn. Trying to find a woman who's never,
never, never been born.
Verse Riff:
Standin on a hill in the monutatin of dreams. Tellin' myself it's not as hard,
hard, hard as it seems. (Mmm ha/ Sure is hard))


[Outro]

Basically the same a the verse fill but it loops and varies.


If you can play what is here you should be able to make up a good sounding ending.
I'm not posting it. If you want it, request it.
bobby_boy3541@yahoo.com


***********************************
| h Hummer-on
| p Pull-off
***********************************
Tunning: Open G tuning (D G D G B D)
GOING TO CALIFORNIA Guitar Tab
--------------------

Transcribed originally by Jeff Strawman, jstraw at led dash zeppelin dot org
http://www.led-zeppelin.org/ ----------- edited by Kent Bodurtha (redlennon@juno.com)

note: I edited this transcription because i felt the sound was incomplete. The studio
version of this song has a mandolin part and a few guitars over the basic guitar part,
which obscure that original sound. This tab incorporates some of the more noticable
sounds produced by instruments other than the basic guitar, making this tab more useful
for one guitar.

feel free to email me with concerns/questions at redlennon@juno.com


DGDGBD (low to high) Tuning

D|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Spent my days with a woman unkind.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Made up my mind.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Someone told me.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|3-2-0-3---3---0-|3-2-0-2---0---2-|--4-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|----------------|----------------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|4-------4-------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|----------------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|3-2-0-3---3---0-|3-2-0-2---0---2-|--4-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|----------------|----------------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|4-------4-------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|----------------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Took my chances.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Sea was red and the sky was grey.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
The mountains and the canyons.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|7---0-5-----0-7-|----0-5-----0-7-|----0-5-----0-7-|----0-5-----0---|
B|--6-------6-----|--6-------6-----|--6-------6-----|--6-------6-----|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-------0--------|-------0--------|-------0--------|-------0--------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|7---------------|7---------------|0---------------|0---------------|
Seems like the wrath of the gods.....


D|0-----0---------|----------------|0-----0---------|----------------|
B|----2-----2-----|--2---2---2-----|----2-----2-----|--2---2---2-----|
G|--0-------------|----------------|--0-------------|----------------|
D|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
G|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


D|7---0-5-----0-7-|----0-5-----0-7-|----0-5-----0-7-|----0-5-----0---|
B|--6-------6-----|--6-------6-----|--6-------6-----|--6-------6-----|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-------0--------|-------0--------|-------0--------|-------0--------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|7---------------|7---------------|0---------------|0---------------|
Throw me a line.........


D|0-----0---------|------0---------|0-----0---------|----------------|
B|----2-----2-----|--2-------2-----|----2-----2-----|--2---2---2-----|
G|--0-------------|----------------|--0-------------|----------------|
D|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
G|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


D|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
To find a queen.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ride a white mare.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|5-----4---2---0-|0-2---0-------0-|
B|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Standing on a hill.....


D|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|----0-----0---7-|------7-------7-|
B|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|5-7---5-----5---|----7-------7---|
G|----------------|--9-------9-----|----------------|--9-------9-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|3-2---3---3-----|3-2-0-2---0---2-|--4-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|----1-------1---|----0-----------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----0-------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|2-------2-------|4-------4-------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|3-2---3---3-----|3-2-0-2---0---2-|--4-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|----1-------1---|----0-----------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----0-------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
G|2-------2-------|4-------4-------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


D|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
B|------5-------3-|------5-------3-|
G|----------------|----------------| repeat 6 times
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| then fade
G|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Going to California - Led Zeppelin

Simplified version for 1 guitar.

Double Drop D Tuning [DADGBD] (Tune high and low E down to D)

Check below where the lyrics are listed to see when to play each section. Added some explanations to try
and clarify. Hope that helps.

[Intro]:

d|------------------|(you can play around w/ high d string)
B|----3---3---3-----|
G|------------------| x6
D|------0-------0---|
A|------------------|
D|--0-------0-------|


[Mandolin Part] (Played once after the intro leading into the first verse):

d|----0----7---7---7---7---7---7---(7)--|
B|-------7---8---7---------------7------|
G|-------------------9---7---9----------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
D|--0-----------------------------------|


[Verse 1]:

       _
d|--5-----4------------0-----------|        |
B|----0-----0----5---------0-------|        |
G|------0-----0----0---------0-----| x2       |
D|-------------------0-------------|        |
A|---------------------------------|        |
D|--5------------5-------5---------|        |
       |
Spend my days with a woman unkind...        |
       |
d|--0------------------------------|        |
B|-----3-------3-------------------|        |
G|---------2-----2-----------------|         |
D|-------0-----------0---0---------|        |--- x3
A|---------------------------------|        |
D|--0--------0-----0---0-----------|        |
       |
d|--5-----5-----   --5-------0--------|       |
B|----7------7--   ------7-------7----|       |
G|--------------   -------------------|    |
D|------0------0   --------0-------0--|       |
A|--------------   -------------------|     |
D|--0-------0---   ----0-------0------|    _|
                 
(***Only play last picking part of the verse to the gap when you're leading into the chorus***)


[Chorus]: ***INSTRUMENTAL - No lyrics***
_
d|--------3-------3---|-------2p0-----|-------0----2p0--------| |
B|----5-------5-------|---3-------3---|----3------------------| |
G|--------------------|---------------|-----------------------| | x2
D|------0-------0-----|-----2-------2-|------0------0----0---0| |
A|--------------------|-2-------2-----|-----------------------| |
D|--0-------0-------0-|---------------|--0-------0-----0---0--| _|


[Fill before going back to verse]:

d|------------------|
B|----3---3---3-----|
G|------------------| x2
D|------0-------0---|
A|------------------|
D|--0-------0-------|


[Verse 2] ***Optional*** (Usually alternate with Verse 1 with Verse 2):
_
d|--9-----7----------------------| |
B|----0-------0---8-----7--------| |
G|------------------0-------0----| x2 |
D|------0-------0-----0-------0--| |
A|-------------------------------| |
D|--5-------0-----5-------0------| |
|
d|--0----------------------------| |
B|-----3-------3-----------------| |
G|---------2-----2---------------| |
D|-------0-----------0---0-------| |--- x3
A|-------------------------------| |
D|--0--------0-----0---0---------| |
|
d|--5-----5-----  --5-------0------| |
B|----7------7--  ------7-------7--| |
G|--------------  -----------------| |
D|------0------0  --------0-------0| |
A|--------------  -----------------| |
D|--0-------0---  ----0-------0----| _|


[Bridge]:
                                                                                                   _
   |
d|--7-----7-------7------7------|    |----------------0-----------------------0---------------|     |
B|----6-------6------6-------6--|    |--5-----5-----------5---5-------5-----------5---5-------|     |
G|------------------------------|x2  |----6-------6---------------6-------6---------------6---|x2   |--- x2
D|------0-------0------0-------0|    |------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7---------|     |
A|------------------------------|    |--0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---7-|   |
D|--0-------0-------0------0----|    |--------------------------------------------------------|     |
   _|

[Outro] ***Same as intro*** :

d|------------------|
B|----3---3---3-----|
G|------------------| Repeat & fade
D|------0-------0---|
A|------------------|
D|--0-------0-------|


Lyrics:

[Verse 1] Played through 3x

Spent my days with a woman unkind
Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.
Made up my mind to make a new start
Going To California with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me there's a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.

[Chorus]


[Verse (1 and/or 2)] Played through 3x

Took my chances on a big jet plane
Never let them tell you that they're all the same.
The sea was red and the sky was grey
Wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
As the children of the sun began to awake.

[Chorus]


[Bridge] Played through 2x

Seems that the wrath of the Gods
Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow;
I think I might be sinking.
Throw me a line if I reach it in time
I'll meet you up there where the path
Runs straight and high.


[Verse] Played through 3x

To find a queen without a king;
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings.
La la la la
Side a white mare in the footsteps of dawn
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems

[Chorus]

[Outro]



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Song info
Going To California
Led Zeppelin
2001
  • Rock
  • Classic Rock
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