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    Guitar Carolina in My Mind tab

    Beginner

    James Taylor

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      96 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    This is a slightly simplified version of this classic James Taylor melody.

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  • Guitar Carolina in My Mind tab

    Intermediate

    James Taylor

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      96 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    This melody is very close to the way James Taylor sings it. It sounds simple when you are singing along with it, but the rhythm is quite complex. It has a lot of syncopation and tied notes. The best way to get this down is to listen a lot before playing. Listen to the original recording a lot. Sing a long with it. Use the looper to loop measures. Listen to them repeatedly and hum along. After you can hum or speak the rhythm, playing it will come much easier.

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  • Guitar Carolina in My Mind tab

    Advanced

    James Taylor

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      96 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    This crosspicking arrangement makes the melody sound great with just one guitar.

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More about Carolina in My Mind

A Classic song from the great James Taylor

What skill level do you consider yourself to be at? With Tunefox, we meet you at your level with 3 different guitar tabs - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. To learn the basic melody of this song (which is good for musicians at all levels), start with the beginner arrangement of Carolina in My Mind. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.

On Tunefox you’ll find numerous tools to help you learn this song. Use the "Speed Up" tool to easily build speed. The "Memory train" feature will hide notes everytime you go through the song so you can more effectively get off tab. You can also isolate, slow down and repeat problematic measures.

The Carolina in My Mind backing tracks that Tunefox offers are a great way for you to practice the arrangement you’ve learned and improvising over the chord changes. You can mix the tracks to meet your needs by changing the volume levels of the guitar, band, and metronome.

What to learn some variations on the melody of Carolina in My Mind? In each arrangement of this song you’ll find multiple licks that you can switch out to explore and discover new ways to play the song and learn about different styles along the way. Use the lick switcher by clicking on "Original Measure" above certain measures. To see a completely new arrangement of the song, click on "Shuffle Licks" in the bottom right corner of the page.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.

Carolina in My Mind lyrics

In my mind I'm gone 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 gone to Carolina in my mind
Karin, she's a silver sun
You best walk her way and watch it shine<.../br> Gone to Carolina in my mind
There ain't no doubt in no ones mind
That love's the finest thing around
Whisper something soft and kind
And hey babe, the sky's on fire
I'm dying, ain't I?
Gone to Carolina in my mind
In my mind I'm gone 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 gone to Carolina in my mind
Dark and silent, late last night
I think I might have heard the highway call
And geese in flight and dogs that bite
The signs that might be omens say
I'm goin', I'm goin'
I'm gone to Carolina in my mind
With a holy host of others standin' around me
Still I'm on the dark side of the moon
And it seems like it goes on like this forever
You must forgive me, if I'm up and gone to
Carolina in my mind
In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina
Can't you see the sunshine?
Can't you just feel the moonshine?
Ain't is just like a friend of mine
To hit me from behind
Yes, I'm gone to Carolina in my mind
Gone to Carolina in my mind
And I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind
Gone to Carolina in my mind
Gone, I'm gone, I'm gone
Say nice things about me 'cause I'm gone South now
Carry on without me, I'm gone