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Beach Boys – Caroline No tab
With respect to all those who have tabbed this song in the past in the key of Fm, this is actually closer to the real thing. Originally it was recorded in a kind of G, before the whole mix was sped up one semitone to G# to make the vocals sound 'younger and more innocent'. However, the song only really works in the key described below which is, to all intents and purposes, G. (A note on how the chords are formed) When played on the piano, the opening chord is constructed of an Em7 with a G bass, followed by a Dm7 with a C bass. Towards the end of the verse there is more of this trickery, involving a Gm7 with a C bass and an FM7 also with a C bass. The G9 in the bridge can be played as a G7, a G6 or a G13, depending on how you play and what your ear tells you. What I've called Em7/G is similar to the open G shape, the notes being G, (A muted), E, G, D, E. What I've done below is the best I can for a song that was designed for piano and not guitar. Verse 1: Em7/G Dm7/C Where did your long hair go Em7/G Dm7/C Where is the girl I used to know Em7/G Gm7 Gm7/C FM7/C How could you lose that happy glow FM7 Oh Caroline, No Verse 2: Who took that look away I remember how you used to say You'd never change, but that's not true Oh Caroline, you Bridge: Dm7 G9 CM7 Break my heart, I want to and cry E7sus4b9 E7 Am7 It's so sad to watch a sweet thing die Fm6 Oh Caroline, why Verse 3: Could I ever find in you again Things that made me love you so much then Could we ever bring them back once they had gone Oh Caroline, no [repeat verse chords to fade]