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Carolina tab

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This is the tab as it appeared on guitartabs.cc, but I didn't think to include the
tabber's name when I copied it, so whoever you are, thank you.  I've added a couple 
at
end of the tab, but they stay true to the original chords.  Have fun; this is an 
song.  And please, please, post anything else by M Ward that you know--I live on his music.

intro dsus2 g6add4 -> (320030)

   dsus2                             g6add4
oh where are you going for the 250th time
         dsus2                                               g6add4
well i'm waiting for a sign, well it looks just like another line
         A                                           bm
and i'm walking backwards to the place where i came from
        g6add4              A             dsus2
oh but that aint enough, no you want me to run.

g6add4 dsus2 g6add4

     dsus2                                    g6add4
used to feel like california with baby eyes so blue
      dsus2                               g6add4
now i feel like carolina i split myself in two
         A                                            bm
now i'm walking backwards from chicago through washington
       g6add4                A             dsus2
oh but that aint enough, no you want me to run
   g6add4              A            bm
oh that aint enough, you want me to run


g6add4 bm g6add4 bm g6add4 bm g6add4
(pull from high d to c# for both the bm and the g6add4 then hammer back on)

dsus2                                           g6add4
better watch your soul, it'll leave you like 100 bucks
               dsus2                                      g6add4
my friend said stick to your guns, but instead i just got stuck
          A                                           bm
and i'm walking backwards looking forward to getting done
       g6add4             A             dsus2
no but that aint enough, you want me to run
   g6add4             A              bm
oh that aint enough, you want me to run

g6add4 bm g6add4

dsus2                                          g6add4
used to feel like california with baby eyes so blue
     dsus2                               g6add4
now i feel like carolina i split myself in two
dsus2                                          g6add4
used to feel like california with baby eyes so blue
     dsus2                               g6add4
now i feel like carolina i split myself in two

  this is pretty close but not 100 percent, obviously, listen to the song
  for how long to play the chords and the strumming pattern,

Okay, this guy tabbed it pretty well, so i'll just add a couple little things that sound good.

For the Dsus2 and G6add4, I usually go with a Bass-Strum-Mess Around With the High 
pattern.
For me, it looks about like this:

e---------0-----0-------0--------------0--------0-------------|
B------2-----2-----2--2---2--------2-----2--2-------2---------|
G------3-----3--------3----3-------0--------0----0------------|
D---0--0-----0--------0------------0--------------------------|
A---0---------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------3-----------------------------|

...and so on.  It's not even close to a set-in-stone pattern...I think some kind of bass
and the strumming are
important, but it really doesn't matter what strings you strum or what you do with the 
strings.
And now for the Bm: at the end of each verse, he does a nice little riff on the Bm.
Lately I haven't even been barring it; I just finger it
like this, low E to high:  000432

The riff is something like this:

e----2-0-------0----2-0--------2-0-------2----2-0--------------|
B--------3-2-3----------3-0--------3-2-3----------3-2----------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|

I didn't include the strumming, but your thumb should probably be doing something while 
fingers
work on the high strings.  and again, it's not set in stone.  this is just how i play 
approximately.
mess around and have fun.

            
            
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anti_hipsters 10 Jul 17, 2008 09:15 PM

I really like this tab, it sounds great, especially when you do the picking pattern so vaguely described. I'm so happy I found this, seeing as how it's my favourite M Ward song (out of a catalog of some great stuff).

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csel1996 10 Mar 08, 2016 06:38 AM

great job on the chords. Honestly i just go with a simple little 1-a-2-& classic strum pattern and it sounds fine if you're just on your own. super fun song to play and sing

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