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Carolina in my mind  James Taylor

Capo on 3rd fret

I[D]n my mind Ive g[G]one to Ca[G/F#]rolina    [A]  
[G]Cant you see the sunsh[A]ine? C[Em7]ant you just feel the  
m[A]oonshining?  [D]Aint it just lik[A/C#]e a friend o[Bm]f mine [A]to  
[G]hit me [D/F#]from behind[E7].   [G/A]Yes Im go[D]in to C[Bm7]aroli -  
n[Em7]a    [G/A]in my min[D]d.  [D]  

Ka[D]ren, shes a sil- v[C]er sun Youd best wal[G]k her way and watch  
[A]it  [A#o7]shining.  [Bm] Watch her w[G]atch the morning come. [A]  
[A]  A   [G]silver tear appear - [D/F#]ing now, Im c[Bm7]ry - i[E7]ng  
[A7sus4]aint     [A7] I? Ive[D] gone t[Bm7]o Carolin[Em7]a in [G/A]my mind. [D]   [D]  

There aint no doubt in no ones mind that loves the finest thing
around. Whisper something soft and kind.And hey babe, the skies on
fire, Im dying aint I? Ive gone to Carolina in my mind.


Dark and silent, late last night I think I heard the highway
calling; geese in flight and dogs that bite.
And signs that might be omens say Im going, Im going, Ive gone
to Carolina in my mind.

[D]With a [G]holy host of ot[A]hers standing round me[Bm].    [Bm]  
[F#m7]Still Im on the dark [Em7]side of the moon.  [G]  
[A]   And it seem[C]s like it goes o[G]n like this forev - e[D]r.
Y[D]ou must for - [C]give me  [G/B]   [Em7]  
[G/A]if Im up and gone [D]to C[Bm7]arolin[Em7]a in[G/A] my mind.[D]   [D]  


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A A/C# A7 A7sus4 Bm Bm7 C D D/F# E7 Em7 F#m7 G G/B G/F#

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elwrongo (report)

Its funny, on his 1970 performances (BBC) James Taylor plays this in straight D but in recent 2000 performances he is now using a capo on the 2nd fret. So as he's got older he is singing it in a higher key. Most people go the other way. See youtube. This is the best version I've found by the way. It has all the passing chords most people fail to play.

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tullio (report)

I agree but still one of the best versions I have found...

adelara (report)

The chords MUST be always placed in the song.
It doesn't matter they repeat on each verse. It's terrible to go back and forth. It's easy to lose the chords progression.