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Hey everybody, this is my homage to James Taylor. I always look tabs up here and out of respect to the community here for helping me learn so much, I thought I'd contribute one for a change! I think I've more or less nailed the song the way he does it, basically you need to emphasize the bass melodies. Of course there is an amazing descending bass line in the chorus. The third verse has one chord variation/substituion that is a bit tricky at first (a chord for every eighth note) but if you spend a little time on it you can get it easily. The bridge has a couple weird chords at the very end that I've tabbed out at the bottom. Also, almost everywhere that you see A Asus2, or D Dsus2, he's doing this little hammer/pull thing with the chord. That one you can do by feel/style, etc, the other tabs will show you that more specifically as well. He plays it with his fingers, I play it with a pick, it's really up to you. It's capo on 2nd fret, although I've seen him play it with capo on the 3rd fret, and I prefer that sound so that's how I do it. Please note that the chords are relative to the capo (i.e. they relate to the chord's SHAPE, and not what it would actually be, say, on a piano, bass, etc.) Transpose it up 3 frets if you want the 'real' chord names! Trying to denote bars the best I can. If you have questions/comments, please get in touch and like me at: facebook.com/yusifmusic or visit me at seattlevoiceteacher.com Intro: | D D sus2 | Chorus: | D G Em | A Asus2 | In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina | G A Em7/B | Can't you see the sunshine | Em A Asus2 | Can't you just feel the moonshine | D D/C# D/B D/A | Ain't it just like a friend of mine | G G/F# E A | To hit me from behind | D G Em A | D Dsus2 | Til I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind Verse: | D Cadd9 | Karen she's a silver sun | G A Asus2 | You best walk her way and watch it shinin' | Bm G | A Asus2 | Watch her watch the mornin' come | G D/F# | Esus4 E Asus4 A | A silver tear appearing now I'm cryin', ain't I | D G Em A | D Dsus2 | Goin' to Carolina in my mind Verse: There ain't no doubt in no one's mind That love's the finest thing around Whisper something soft and kind And hey babe the sky's on fire, I'm dyin' Ain't I goin' to Carolina in my mind Chorus: In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina Can't you see the sunshine Can't you just feel the moonshine Ain't it just like a friend of mine To hit me from behind Yes I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind Verse 3 (with chord substitution): | D C9 | Dark and silent late last night | G A Em7/B G A Asus4 A#dim7* A#dim7 | I think I might have heard the highway calling | Bm G | etc...... Geese in flight and dogs that bite Signs that might be omens say I'm going, going I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind Bridge: | G A | Bm | With a holy host of others standing 'round me | F#m Em (F#**) | G A Asus2 | Still I'm on the dark side of the moon | Cadd9 G | D Dsus2 | And it seems like it goes on like this forever | Cadd9 Em7/B | You must forgive me | *** *** | D G Em A | D D sus2 | If I'm up and goin' to Carolina in my mind Chorus: In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina Can't you see the sunshine Can't you just feel the moonshine Ain't it just like a friend of mine To hit me from behind | D G Em A | D D/C# D/B D/A | Yes I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind Coda: | G G/F# E A | D D/C# D/B D/A | etc...... Ab-lib vocal, etc.... *you need to play the high E string the first time you play A#dim7 and mute the high E string the second time you play it **bass-walk (not the full chord) ***not sure what to call this thing, but he does it, it's a three chord thing I could only figure out two of them, it's tabbed below ALL TABS ARE RELATIVE TO CAPO ON 3RD FRET!! A#dim7 Weird bridge chords E x x 0 0 A 1 1 x x D 2 2 4 4 G 0 0 0 0 B 2 2 3 x E 0 x x 5 Thanks to some of the other tabs for helping me get this one up to par. Also: if you like this tab, please go like my band @ facebook.com/yusifmusic Thanks and happy playing!!