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    Sweet Caroline

    Neil Diamond


    Capo 4


    Chord Guide


    D7:   xx0212

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           32 1

    C:    x32010


    D:    xx0232


    Em:   022000





            D   D U   U D U    w/swing feel

    Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



    Intro:  / D7 - - - / x7


    G (2)                     C (2)  

         Where it began, I can’t begin to know it

    G (2)                                        D (2)

         But then I know it’s going strong

    G (2)                      C (2)

        Was it the spring, and spring became a summer?

    G (2)                                               D (2)

        Who’d have believe you’d come along?


    G (2)     Em (2)

    Hands,    touching hands

    D7 (2)                C (2)                               D (2)

         Reaching out,    touching me, touching you



    G               C (3)                                            D (2)

    Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good

    G                       C (3)                               D (2 w/walkdown)

    I’ve been inclined, to believe they never would, But now I’m


    G (2)                      C (2)                             

        Look at the night, and it don t seem so lonely

    G (2)                               D (2)

         We fill it up with only two

    G (2)                      C (2)                                                       

        And when I hurt, hurting runs off my shoulder                      

    G (2)                                           D (2)

         How can I hurt when holding you?


    G (2)    Em (2)

     Warm,  touching warm

    D7 (2)               C (2)                    D (2)    

        Reaching out,   touching me, touching you




    Repeat Intro




    End on G

    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.