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Here are some ideas for arranging a solo guitar intro for "Sweet Caroline."

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.