"California Dreaming"

by The Mamas and the Papas

(In 4/4 time. 4 bar Intro)

All the leaves are brown

               All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey

               And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
                                           I've been for a walk
On a winter's day

               On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm

                I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.

                If I was in L.A.

California dreamin'

                California dreamin'
On a Winter's day

                On a Winter's day

Stopped into a church

                Stopped into a church
I passed along the way

                I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees

                Got down on my knees
And I pretend to pray

                I pretend to pray
You know the preacher like the cold                       Preacher like the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay

                  Knows I'm gonna stay

California dreamin'

                  California dreamin'
On a Winter's day

                   On a Winter's day

(12 bar instrumental)

All the leaves are brown

               All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey

               And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
                                           I've been for a walk
On a winter's day

               On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm

                I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.

                If I was in L.A.

California dreamin'

                California dreamin'
On a Winter's day

                On a Winter's day

(Key change +1)

All the leaves are brown

               All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey

               And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
                                           I've been for a walk
On a winter's day

               On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm

                I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.

                If I was in L.A.

California dreamin'

                California dreamin'
On a Winter's day

                On a Winter's day

On such a Winter's day​.

KEY

Group 1 melody

Group 2 backing

Group 1 and 2 unison