Carolina In My Mind

James Taylor

 GCD
 In my mind I'm going to Carolina
 CD
 Can't you see the sunshine
 CD
 Can't you just feel the moonshine
 GEm
 Maybe just like a friend of mine
 CGD
It hit me from behind
 CDGDCDG
 Yes I'm going to Carolina in my mind

 GC
 Karen she's a silver sun
 CD
You best walk her way and watch it shining
 EmCD
 Watch her watch the morning come
 D
 A silver tear appearing now I'm cryin, ain't I?
 GDCDG
 Going to Carolina in my mind

 GC
There ain't no doubt it no one's mind
 CD
That love's the finest thing around
 EmCD
 Whisper something warm and kind
 D
And hey babe the sky's on fire, I'm dying, ain't I?
 GDCDG
 Going to Carolina in my mind


 GC
 Dark and silent late last night
 CD
I think I might have heard the highway calling
 EmCD
 Geese in flight and dogs that bite
 CGEmDCD
 Signs that might be omens say I going, going
 GDCDG
I'm going to Carolina in my mind

 EmCEmD
With a holy host of others standing round me  
 GCEmD
 Still I'm on the dark side of the moon   
 CCDG
And it seems like it goes on like this forever
 EmD
You must forgive me     
 GDCDG
If I'm up and gone to Carolina in my mind


For the D in every 3rd line of the verses, you can put your pinky down on the high G
beside your middle finger which is on the F#). It'll sound nice, but it sounds the best if
do it like this:

D (wait) (add the pinky) (take it off)
"Whisper something warm and kind"

Good luck!


C D Em G
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cwpjimevans (report comment to admin):
watch mr taylor play this song on you tube and you will see how wrong the chords are.
boboh (report comment to admin):
not even the right key
krzykat (report comment to admin):
transpose it down 5 semitones so the first chord is D its closer to the actual chords
Jimbog (report comment to admin):
Hi there


Firstly great site; the chords in many songs here may dont reflect the original chords or keys but they enable people seeking a simple singalong environment (or even professionals seeking the "gist" of the music). Let's not criticise - the objective is to enjoy; if you want full orchestrations why don't you buy the manuscripts!
krzykat (report comment to admin):
i realize that this is just a representation of the song, and appreciate the effort that was put forth. I am also grateful that i can transpose it to fit more closely to the original version
spinaltapr (report comment to admin):
Those are not the proper chords.  For instance, in the first line, "Carolina" should be a Em, then an A7.
scosio (report comment to admin):
It's a good start.  Capo 3, play in D (down 5 semitones).
merrillmetzger (report comment to admin):
dude you don't even have the lyrics right . why do people post songs that they don't check to make sure they are correct . Do you write a letter and never check it for punctuations ? Man the uneducated these days !
kucyleenan (report comment to admin):
I have to say, as a massive James Taylor fan who is just learning to play the guitar and has limimted chord knowledge, this version works just fine for me... THANKS!!!!