Going To California chords – Johnny McEvoy

 This is not the Led Zeppelin song. It is a beautiful Irish ballad recorded by Johnny McEvoy. Any mistakes 
are mine. Enjoy

         G C Am 
He was never there when needed & oh how much she pleaded
         G D 
Saying darling won't you stay home just one time
         G C G C Am 
He'd just smile and say I'm sorry but there's no need to worry
            G C G D7 G 
Just gonna meet some army Buddies drink some beer & fight the war.

        G C Am 
In the Kitchen making wishes as she tidies up the dishes
        G D7 
On another lonely weekend And the wine she drank alone
          G C G C Am 
And the nights they hold no pity in the cold of New York City
        G C G D7 G 
As she waits there in the darkness to hear his key turn in the door

          G C Am 
Then one night he came home sober with a longing just to hold her
          G D G 
When he found the note she'd written waiting by the telephone
          C Am G C 
And she said "I'll always love you and never will forget you
       G C D7 G 
But I just can't take this lonely feeling anymore"

               D D7 C G 
She said I'm going to California to taste the sunshine and the wine
      C G D7 
Sit beside the rolling ocean and slowly pass the time
         G C G C Am 
Reading books and old love stories and forget about my worries
     G C G D D7 G 
And maybe who knows maybe we'll meet again someday.

         G C Am 
Now the nights are cold and lonely as he sits and watches TV 
          G D7 
Drinking beer and chasing whiskey wondering where it all went wrong
          G C G C Am 
And his eyes are tired and burning from the dreams that keep returning
     G C G D7 G 
And all his yesterdays they won't leave him alone.


               D D7 C G 
She said I'm going to California to taste the sunshine and the wine
      C G D7 
Sit beside the rolling ocean and slowly pass the time
         G C G C Am 
Reading books and old love stories and forget about my worries
     G C G D D7 G 
And maybe who knows maybe we'll meet again someday.