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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his   interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##


                                        CAROL   -  Chuck Berry


This is another old rock and roll classic that was recorded by Chuck Berry mainly
at the piano. This is the quintessence of Rock and Roll. John Lennon said that if
we were to give another name to Rock and Roll we should call it 'the Chuck Berry'.
I transcribed the (guitar !) Rollings Stones'live version of "get yer
ya-yas out". In the MP3 demo that you can download at the URL here above I played
with two guitars and added a very simple and classical Rock and Roll bass .
I played the whole with rockabilly effect.
I tabbed it all through simple listening.

There is a rhythm guitar and a solo guitar.
Legend :

p  : pull-off
b/\: bend up then down
h  : hammer-on
n_ : last longer on this note

INTRO :

RHYTHM GUITAR
                   A                        D7                   A
E  +---------------5---------------------+--5--------------------5-------------+
B  +---------------5---------------------+--7--------------------5-------------+
G  +---------------6---------------------+--5--------------------6-------------+
D  +---------------7---------------------+--7--------------------7-------------+
A  +---------------7---------------------+--5--------------------7-------------+
E  +---------------5---------------------+-----------------------5-------------+


SOLO GUITAR

E  +---------------5-5-5-5-5-------------+-----------------------5------5------+
B  +--------5--7---5-5-5-5-5--7----------+--5-5-5-5-5-------5-7--5-5-5--5-5-5--+
G  +----5h6-------------------7-5h6------+--5-5-5-5-5---5h6--------------------+
D  +--------------------------------7----+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


E  +----5---5----------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +----5-5-5--7b/\-5---5----------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-----------7b/\-5---5----------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +------------------7------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
                                              Oh .......

CHORUS :

RHYTHM GUITAR
       D                                           A
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
G  +---7-7--7--7-7--7-7------------------+-----------2---------------2-2-----------+
D  +---7-7--9--7-7--7-9--7--10p7--9--7-7-+-7-9-7---2-2-4--2-2--2-4-2-2-2-4-2-----4-+
A  +---5-5--5--5-5--5-5--5---5----5--5-5-+-5-5-5---0---0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3h4---+
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
       Carol , don't let him steal your heart a_   way

SOLO GUITAR
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-------5-5------------5--+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-7(p5)-5-5-7-----5----5--+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------7(p5)-----7-5h6---5h6---+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

RHYTHM GUITAR
      E                                       A
E  +---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---------------------------------------+----2-------------2-2---2-2----------+
D  +----------------------2-2--------------+--2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2--4-------+
A  +--2-2--4--2-2--2-4-2--2-2--4-2------4--+--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-------+
E  +--0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0--3h4----+-------------------------------------+
      Well I've got to learn to dance it '     day !
      if it takes me all night and ....

SOLO GUITAR
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-------5-5------------5--+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-7(p5)-5-5-7-----5----5--+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------7(p5)-----7-5h6---5h6---+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

RHYTHM GUITAR : those are the well-known rock and roll riffs that will be used
throughout except where noted
      A
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---------------------------------2_--+-----2-------------------------------+
D  +--2-2-4--2-2--2--4(p2)-5(p2)--4--2_--+--2--4--2----------------------------+
A  +--0-0-0--0-0--0--0-----0------0--0_--+--0--0--0----------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      D
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +----------------------------------7_-+------7------------------------------+
D  +--7-7--9--7-7--7--9(p7)-10(p7)--9-7_-+---7--9--7---------------------------+
A  +--5-5--5--5-5--5--5------5------5-5_-+---5--5--5---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      E
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +----------------------------------2_-+----2--------------------------------+
A  +--2-2--4--2-2--2--4(p2)--5(p2)--4-2_-+--2-4-2------------------------------+
E  +--0-0--0--0-0--0--0------0------0-0_-+--0-0-0------------------------------+

VERSE  :

From here use the above riffs as rhythm. Only the solo tabs are given.

      A
E  +-------------------------------------+---------------------------5---------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----5-------5------5------5---------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-5h6---7-5h6----5h6----5h6-----------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Come into my machine so we can cruise
     on out
                                           <-x4->
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7/8-8--..---7--5------5_------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-8/9-9--..---7--5------5_------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------..--------7-7----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
     I know a swinging little joint where
     we can jump and shout


     D
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5-----------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5---5-------+
D  +-------------------------------------+------------7--------------7-5-------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Not far back off the highway, not so
     long a ride


     A
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----10-7\5-------------8------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-5/7--------5---5-7-7/9---7\5--------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------------7---------------7------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     You park your car out in the open and
     you can walk inside

     E
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5-----------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5---5-------+
D  +-------------------------------------+------------7--------------7-5-------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Some cutie takes your hat so you can
       thank her mam'

     A                                     <-x4->
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7/8-8--..---7--5--------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-8/9-9--..---7--5--------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------..--------7-7----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
     Every time you make the scene you
     find the joint is jammed


                   A (full chord once)      D7(full chord once)  A(full chord once)
E  +---------------5-5-5-5-5-------------+-----------------------5------5------+
B  +--------5--7---5-5-5-5-5--7----------+--5-5-5-5-5-------5-7--5-5-5--5-5-5--+
G  +----5h6-------------------7-5h6------+--5-5-5-5-5---5h6--------------------+
D  +--------------------------------7----+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


                          ^ D               A
E  +---5---5---9p7--5--------------------+------------8------------------------+
B  +---5-5-5----------7-7_--7p5----5-5---+------8--10---10----8---8----------7-+
G  +--------------------7_--7p5----5-5---+--7/9-------------9---9---9p7--5-5-7-+
D  +----------------------------7--------+--------------------------------7----+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

     A (extra bar!)          E                           A
E  +-----------------(5)-----9--9--7-----+-------------------------5-----------+
B  +-8-8-8--7--5--7---5-----10-10--9--10-+-8--7--5---5-------5-----5------5----+
G  +-9-9-9--7--5--7---5---------------11-+-9--7--5---5---5h6---5h6----5h6------+
D  +-------------------------------------+---------7---------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


E  +------5-5_---------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +------5-5_---------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--5h6--------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


     D                                     A
E  +---10_-------------10----------------+--5-5_--5_---------------------------+
B  +---10_--12---------10----------------+--5-5_--5_--7------------------------+
G  +--------12--10h11--------------------+------------7--5h6-------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------7-----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

     E                                     A
E  +-------------------------------------+--5--------5-5---------5-5-----5_----+
B  +-------------------------------------+--5--7(p5)-5-5--7(p5)--5-5--7--5_----+
G  +-------------------------------------+-----7(p5)------7(p5)-------7--6_----+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Now the bass
      D    (CHORUS)                           (VERSE)
G  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5--------------+
D  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4-------------4-4-2-2-4-2--+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

      A    (CHORUS)                           (VERSE)
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5--------------+
A  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4-------------4-4-2-2-4-2--+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

      E     (CHORUS)                          (VERSE)
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5--------------+
E  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4-------------4-4-2-2-4-2--+

 When the rhythm plays full chords only (INTRO and CHORUS) the bass plays the
open string only.

            
            
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DeStoriesWind 30 Feb 19, 2005 07:00 PM

what is your web site again?

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m.lima 1,316 May 03, 2014 11:42 AM

I like this tab more then the other versions.

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beatboy65 5,489 Jan 05, 2016 01:55 AM

IF you've come looking for a tab of Chuck Berrys original - this tab is of the Rolling Stones live version.

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