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Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)

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GUEST 06 Dec 15 - 05:51 AM
GUEST,# 06 Dec 15 - 08:45 AM
Jason Xion Wang 09 Dec 15 - 04:57 AM
Jason Xion Wang 09 Dec 15 - 05:08 AM
Jason Xion Wang 09 Dec 15 - 05:12 AM
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Jason Xion Wang 10 Dec 15 - 01:32 AM
GUEST,# 10 Dec 15 - 09:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 15 - 05:51 AM

Mighty good song from Bob Gibson but I can't seem to find the words or chords anywhere on the Internet. Can anybody help on transcribing this? Thank you sincerely.

Jason


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 06 Dec 15 - 08:45 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ARACpeRVSA

There's a take of the song that was written by Silverstein and Gibson. Looks like what makes it difficult is the descending bass line.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CINDY DREAMS OF CALIFORNIA (Bob Gibson)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 04:57 AM

Cindy Dreams of California
(Bob Gibson)

Snowdrifts rise outside my window.
I sit and wonder, "Where did spring go?"
I can tell from her face,
She needs a warmer place.

Busy people, they surround her.
Never smiling, they astound her.
Busy runnin' their race,
She needs a slower pace.

Cindy dreams of California,
Rollin' hills and gentle skies.
Cindy dreams of windswept oceans,
Quiet places, other faces
Rise from the depth of her memory
And shine through her eyes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 05:08 AM

I think the chords are Em - Em/Eb - Em/D - Em/Db - Em/C - Em/B - C, G/B, Am, G/B C B7.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 05:12 AM

The Em/B should be B7. Sorry. This is one of my favorite Bob Gibson song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 10:13 AM

Hi, Jason. The song was written by Silverstein and Gibson.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 01:15 AM

Oops, sorry for that. Gibson and Silverstein surely did do a lot of collaboration those days. I think mainly Gibson did the melody and Silverstein the words.


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Subject: Chords Add: Cindy Dreams of California
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 01:32 AM

Cindy Dreams of California
(Bob Gibson/Shel Silverstein)

Em                Em/Eb
Snowdrifts rise outside my window.
Em/D             Em/Db
I sit and wonder, "Where did spring go?"
C                   B7
I can tell from her face,
    C G/B Am    B7
She needs a warmer place.


Em          Em/Eb
Busy people, they surround her.
Em/D          Em/Db
Never smilin', they astound her.
C                  B7
Busy runnin' their race,
    C G/B Am    B7
She needs a slower pace.


C G/B Am       G G/F# Em
Cindy dreams of California,
Am      C                Em
Rollin' hills and gentle skies.
Am    D7/F#    G   G/F# Em
Cindy dreams of windswept oceans,
      C    Am      C    Em
Quiet places, other faces
             G            Am
Rise from the depth of her memory
    C                B7
And shine through her eyes.

Repeat these verses, and the last time do this instead:

C                  B7
Busy runnin' their race,
    C G/B A      E
She needs a slower pace!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 09:14 AM

Sorry I didn't put my # in the last post. I spent a couple of days with Bob back in the 1960s and he could write melodies like ya wouldn't believe. His lyrics were not all that strong (IMO). Never met Shel, but what a lyricist he was. Bob showed me a tuning for his 12 he was working on. I now wish I'd written it down. Each individual string was tuned differently and he was getting great sound from the guitar. Anyway, good to see you back again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for the story! It's really unbelievable that each string of the 12 could be tuned differently and still sounds great... I don't have a 12-string myself; wish I had one!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 11:57 AM

It was a new tuning he was working on. He played the 12 like no one else ever has. And, he was a nice guy. But come to think of it, I think he retuned 8 of the 12 strings and must have left two pairs the same--I'd guess the trebles--because he'd need a drone effect in there. Old age and memory, ya know? :-)


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Subject: RE: Chords: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson
From: GUEST,Boot Leg
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 11:34 AM

Jason,

I think the last time Bob played not "C - G/B - A - E" but

C                  B7
Busy runnin' their race
    C       D      E
She needs a slower pace

A video of Bob performing the song is at https://youtu.be/yiAB5GLPW7c.

Will have to listen a bit more. This is always one of my favorite Bob Gibson songs. I'll do a cover of it somday too.

Boot Leg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cindy Dreams of California (Bob Gibson)
From: GUEST,Jason
Date: 02 Jun 16 - 08:16 AM

Yes it's C - D - E...

Also he plays

Am    B7       G   G/F# Em
Cindy dreams of windswept oceans

Now I hope mudcat would allow me to edit my previous post so that it wouldn't mislead people.

Jason


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