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Carry On My Wayward Son Tab

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Song: Carry On My Wayward Son
Band: Kansas
Album: Leftoverture
Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)
Tabbed by: Jake Something (sloppyjoe24)

UDATED (4/25/07) - Added acoustic to the song and updated a bit of the solos. I couldn't
what the real version sounded like in the acoustic part because it was blended in
far to tell, so I used a karaoke version which can't be too bad.

UPDATED (11/4/07) - Fixed a few errors

UPDATED (7/29/09) - Fixed the pesky hammer on that originally said 5h0

UPDATED (2/28/10) - Fixed some extreme errors. Should be a tidbit more accurate sounding now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1_vFn5b78A
Here's a version of me playing it. During the solos and the acoustic part, it's not 100% 
the tab is because...well frankly I'm not that good and I tend to screw up easily when 
camera is rolling. But as far as the tab goes, I can say it's plenty accurate.

h = hammer on
p = pull off
^ = bend
r = release
t = tap
* = pinch harmonic
~ = let it ring
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
. = palm mute
+ = harmonic
v = vibrato


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Intro: Both Guitars

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5----------------------|x2
A|---------3--------5-/7---7p5-3--5---5---------|
E|---5-3-5----5-3-5-----------------3---2-------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------12-12--------------------14-12---------------|
G|--------12-12--------------------14-12---------------|
D|--------12-12--------5-----------14-12--------5------|x2
A|---2-2-------------5---5h7--2-2-------------5---5h7--|
E|---0-0---------5h7----------0-0---------5h7----------|

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Solo I: Guitar I

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5----------------------|x2
A|---------3--------5-/7---7p5-3--5---5---------|
E|---5-3-5----5-3-5-----------------3---2-------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------12-12--------------------14-12---------------|
G|--------12-12--------------------14-12---------------|
D|--------12-12--------5-----------14-12--------5------|x2
A|---2-2-------------5---5h7--2-2-------------5---5h7--|
E|---0-0---------5h7----------0-0---------5h7----------|

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-2---------------|
A|-0-0-0-5-----3~~-|
E|-------3-3-3-1~~-|
     . .   . .

Solo I: Guitar II

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5~-7^(half)--5--------------2-5p2p0-5p2p0-5p2p0-5p2p0--------------|
D|-5~------------7p5--------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------7p6p5/3-5v---------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------17------17------20p17---17----------------|
B|-----------------------17---20p17---20p17------20---20p17-----------|
G|-5p2p0-5p2p0-5-/17v-19^-----------------------------------19-17-17--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|--22^-22^-|-22^-22^--|5---5-7-5-7-8--|
B|-----10p8--10p8--8-------------|----------|----------|5-5-5-8-5-8-10-|
G|--/9-----9-----9---9-7-5h7-5v--|----------|----------|--5------------|
D|-------------------------------|----------|----------|---------------|
A|-------------------------------|----------|----------|---------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------|----------|---------------|


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Guitars Tacet:

Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher
But I flew too high

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Verse: Acoustic

      Am           G           F           G
e|--0-----0--|--0-----0--|-----------|--------0--|
B|-----------|------0----|--3-----1--|--0---0----|
G|------2----|----0------|------2----|----0------|
D|----2------|-----------|----3------|-----------|x2
A|--0--------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|--3--------|--1--------|--3--------|

      Dm           C           Bb       Bb    C
e|-----------|-----------|-----------|--1--|--3--|
B|--6-----6--|--5-----5--|--3-----3--|--3--|--5--|
G|------7----|------5----|------3----|--3--|--5--|
D|----7------|----5------|----3------|--3--|--5--|
A|--5--------|--3--------|--1--------|-----|-----|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----|-----|

      Dm           C           G
e|-----------|-----------|--3-------3--|
B|--6-----6--|--5-----5--|--3-------3--|
G|------7----|------5----|--4-------4--|
D|----7------|----5------|--5-------5--|
A|--5--------|--3--------|--5-------5--|
E|-----------|-----------|--3---3------|


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Chorus: Guitar I

        Am              C              G              F
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|--------------|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|-------3------|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|----3---------|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|--1-------3---|

        Am              C              G              G
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|------3-------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----(0)------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|--------------|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|--------------|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|--------------|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|---3----------|


        Am              C              G              F
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|------------2-|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|-------3----3-|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|----3-----3-3-|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|--1---------1-|

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Interlude: Both Guitars

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5----------------------|x2
A|---------3--------5-/7---7p5-3--5---5---------|
E|---5-3-5----5-3-5-----------------3---2-------|

=======================================================================

Verse: Acoustic

      Am           G           F           G
e|--0-----0--|--0-----0--|-----------|--------0--|
B|------1----|------0----|--3-----1--|--0---0----|
G|----2------|----0------|------2----|----0------|
D|-----------|-----------|----3------|-----------|x2
A|--0--------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|--3--------|--1--------|--3--------|

      Dm           C           Bb       Bb    C
e|-----------|-----------|-----------|--1--|--3--|
B|--6-----6--|--5-----5--|--3-----3--|--3--|--5--|
G|------7----|------5----|------3----|--3--|--5--|
D|----7------|----5------|----3------|--3--|--5--|
A|--5--------|--3--------|--1--------|-----|-----|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----|-----|

      Dm           C               G
e|-----------|-----------|--1/3------------|
B|--6-----6--|--5-----5--|-------3---------|
G|------7----|------5----|--2/4-----4------|
D|----7------|----5------|-------5-----5---|
A|--5--------|--3--------|----------5------|
E|-----------|-----------|-------------3---|

      Am           G           F           G
e|--0-----0--|--0-----0--|-----------|--------0--|
B|------1----|------0----|--3-----1--|--0---0----|
G|----2------|----0------|------2----|----0------|
D|-----------|-----------|----3------|-----------|x2
A|--0--------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|--3--------|--1--------|--3--------|
      Dm           C           Bb       Bb    C
e|-----------|-----------|-----------|--1--|--3--|
B|--6-----6--|--5-----5--|--3-----3--|--3--|--5--|
G|------7----|------5----|------3----|--3--|--5--|
D|----7------|----5------|----3------|--3--|--5--|
A|--5--------|--3--------|--1--------|-----|-----|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----|-----|

      Dm           C           G
e|-----------|-----------|--3-------3--|
B|--6-----6--|--5-----5--|--3-------3--|
G|------7----|------5----|--4-------4--|
D|----7------|----5------|--5-------5--|
A|--5--------|--3--------|--5-------5--|
E|-----------|-----------|--3---3------|


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Chorus:

    Am              C              G              F
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|--------------|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|-------3------|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|----3---------|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|--1-------3---|

        Am              C              G              G
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|------3-------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----(0)------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|--------------|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|--------------|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|--------------|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|---3----------|


        Am              C              G              F
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|------------2-|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|-------3----3-|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|----3-----3-3-|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|--1---------1-|

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Bridge: Guitar I

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2p0---------------------------2p0------------------------|
D|--------2p0---------------7-5---------2p0---------------7~---|x2
A|--0---------3p0-3-5-------5-3---0---------3p0-3-5-------5~---|
E|---------------------3-5---------------------------3-5-------|

e|------------------------|--------------------------|
B|------------------------|--------------------------|
G|------------------------|--------------------------|
D|------------------------|--------------------------|
A|----7-5-4-2-0---5-10----|---7-5-4-2--5-------3-----|
E|--0-----------3---------|-0------------2-3-4-------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2p0---------------------------2p0------------------------|
D|--------2p0---------------7-5---------2p0---------------7~---|x2
A|--0---------3p0-3-5-------5-3---0---------3p0-3-5-------5~---|
E|---------------------3-5---------------------------3-5-------|

e|------------------------|--------------------------|
B|------------------------|--------------------------|
G|------------------------|--------------------------|
D|------------------------|--------------------------|
A|----7-5-4-2-0---5-10----|---7-5-4-2--5-------3-----|
E|--0-----------3---------|-0------------2-3-4-------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5----------------------|x2
A|---------3--------5-/7---7p5-3--5---5---------|
E|---5-3-5----5-3-5-----------------3---2-------|


Bridge: Guitar II

e|--/17-15-14-12-10--7h10p7-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------10-8*-10-10p8---8------8*h10---8*-10*---8--|
G|---------------------------------------9-7---9--------9--------9----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------|
B|--------------8--|
G|--9-8-7-------7--|
D|--------9-8-7----|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|


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Chorus (slightly different): Guitar I & II

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7-7---5--3~-------------7-7---5--3~----------------|
A|---7-7---5--3~---------3---7-7---5--3~---------3------|
E|---5-5---3--1~--3-1-3---3--5-5---3--1~--3-1-3----3----|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----7----5----3-----5-----7----5--4-4-4-4~------------------|
D|----7-7--5-5--3-3--3--5---7-7--5---5-5-5-5~------------------|
A|---5----3----1----1------5----3----5-5-5-5~------------------|
E|-----------------------------------3-3-3-3~------------------|

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Chorus:

    Am              C              G              F
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|--------------|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|-------3------|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|----3---------|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|--1-------3---|

        Am              C              G              G
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|------3-------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----(0)------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|--------------|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|--------------|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|--------------|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|---3----------|


        Am              C              G              F
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
G|------2-------|-------0------|---------0----|------------2-|
D|----2---------|-----2---2----|------0-------|-------3----3-|
A|--0------2----|--/3----------|----2---------|----3-----3-3-|
E|--------------|--------------|--3-----------|--1---------1-|


=======================================================================

Interlude II: Both Guitars

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------12-12--------------------14-12---------------|
G|--------12-12--------------------14-12---------------|
D|--------12-12--------5-----------14-12--------5------|x2
A|---2-2-------------5---5h7--2-2-------------5---5h7--|
E|---0-0---------5h7----------0-0---------5h7----------|

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Solo II: Guitar I

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------2-2---------|
D|--4-4-4p2--4-4-4p2---2-2--2-2----|x4
A|---------4--------4--0-0--2-2----|
E|--------------------------0-0----|

Solo II: Guitar II

e|------------------------------------------------------17^-----|
B|---17^-17^rp14------------------17p14-17-17^v---17p14---------|
G|----------------16p14-16p14vvv--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--18^-17^r-14h17p14--14-------14------------------------------|
B|-----------------------17-14-----17---------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------14-------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------16------7h9-9^(11)r--9~--|
A|-------------------------------------------9------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-------9--9--9---9--9---------|
D|---7-11-11-----11-11--9--7----|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|


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Interlude III: Guitar I

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------12-12--------------------14-12---------------|
G|--------12-12--------------------14-12---------------|
D|--------12-12--------5-----------14-12--------5------|x2
A|---2-2-------------5---5h7--2-2-------------5---5h7--|
E|---0-0---------5h7----------0-0---------5h7----------|

Interlude III: Guitar II

e|--22^-22^-|-22^-22^--|
B|----------|----------|
G|----------|----------|
D|----------|----------|
A|----------|----------|
E|----------|----------|

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Outro Solo: Guitar I

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------2-2---------|
D|------4p2------4p2---2-2--2-2----|x4
A|---------4--------4--0-0--2-2----|
E|--2-2------2-2------------0-0----|

Outro Solo: Guitar II

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------6h9p6h9p6h9p6h9p6h9p6h9p6h9p6h9-6------------------|
D|--^9r---7-9^------------------------------------9-7-9-7---7^/----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------9--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------17^-r17--14------14-------------------|
B|--17--17------------------------------17p14----17-17-------------|
G|--16^---r16-14-16v--16-14----------------------------14----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


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Outro: Guitar I

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-2---------------|
A|-0-0-0-5-----3~~-|
E|-------3-3-3-1~~-|
     . .   . .

Outro: Guitar II

e|--5---5-7-5-7-8---|
B|--5-5-5-8-5-8-10--|
G|----5-------------|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|

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+17 reply
rapsucks24 wrote on December 16 2006, 10:34 am

great.
i love this song.

+48 reply
tman4000 wrote on January 11 2007, 08:14 pm

then why the fuk would you even look at it jackhole?

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