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Heads California, Tails Carolina Ukulele Chords by Jo Dee Messina

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Heads California, Tails Carolina Ukulele Chords by Jo Dee Messina

Heads California, Tails Carolina Ukulele Chords by Jo Dee Messina. The chords used in this song are E, B, and A. Change the key of the song for FREE if needed.

“Heads Carolina, Tails California” is an energetic and uplifting song by American country music artist Jo Dee Messina, released in 1996 as the lead single from her self-titled debut album. Written by Tim Nichols and Mark D. Sanders, the song captures a sense of adventure and spontaneity, epitomizing the desire to break free from the mundane and chase one’s dreams.

The song’s lyrics tell the story of a couple ready to leave their troubles behind and start anew, with their destination left to the chance flip of a coin: heads for Carolina or tails for California. This narrative struck a chord with listeners, resonating with those who dream of taking risks and seeking a better life elsewhere. Messina’s dynamic vocal performance, coupled with the song’s catchy melody and vibrant instrumentation, made it a standout track and a significant hit in her career.

“Heads Carolina, Tails California” achieved considerable success, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song’s popularity helped launch Jo Dee Messina’s career, establishing her as a promising new talent in the country music genre. It also set the tone for her future work, characterized by powerful vocals and relatable storytelling.

An interesting aspect of “Heads Carolina, Tails California” is its embodiment of the mid-1990s country music sound, blending traditional country elements with pop-infused arrangements. This approach made the song accessible to a broader audience and exemplified the genre’s evolving landscape during that period.

Over the years, “Heads Carolina, Tails California” has remained one of Jo Dee Messina’s most beloved and recognizable songs. Its enduring appeal lies in its message of hope, resilience, and the pursuit of happiness, themes that are universal and timeless. The song continues to be celebrated for its positive energy and Messina’s compelling delivery, securing its place as a classic in the country music genre.

 

Heads California, Tails Carolina Ukulele Chords by Jo Dee Messina

 

VERSE 1:

EBaby, what do you Bsay we just get Alost B   ELeave this one horse town like two Brebels without a Acause B   I’ve got Epeople in Boston, ain’t your Bdaddy still in Des AMoines B  We can pack Eup tomorrow, toBnight let’s flip a Acoin B  
CHORUS 1:
EHeads Carolina, Btails CaliforniaASomewhere greener, Bsomewhere warmerEUp in the mountains, Bdown by the oceanAWhere it don’t matter, Blong as we’re goin’ESomewhere together, BI‘ve got a quarterAHeads Carolina, Btails CaliforniEa   B      A      B  
VERSE 2:
We can Eload what we own in the Bback of a U-Haul Avan   B  Couple of Emodern day Moses’ searBchin’ for the promised Aland B   We can Ego four hundred Bmiles before we stop for Agas B  We could Edrive for a day and Bthen we’ll take a look at the Amap B   
CHORUS 2:
Oh EHeads Carolina, Btails CaliforniaASomewhere greener, Bsomewhere warmerEUp in the mountains, Bdown by the oceanAWhere it don’t matter, Blong as we’re goin’ESomewhere together, BI‘ve got a quarterAHeads Carolina, Btails CaliforniEa     B        A        B                   
VERSE 3:
We’re gonna Eget out of here if we B/D#gotta ride a Greyhound A/C#bus       B Boy, we’re Ebound to outrun the B/D#bad luck that’s tailin’ A/C#us         B   
CHORUS 3:
Oh EHeads Carolina, Btails CaliforniaASomewhere greener, Bsomewhere warmerEUp in the mountains, Bdown by the oceanAWhere it don’t matter, Blong as we’re goin’ESomewhere together, BI‘ve got a quarterAHeads Carolina, Btails CaliforniEa     B                AOh BCaliforniEa     B   
AOoh-Booh, Eooh yeah B  CarolinAa     B   CaliforniEa     B        A       B        E   
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