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Chuck Berry, Carol Tabs (ver.2)

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Carol Tabs (ver.2)

Chuck Berry Tabs
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                                        CAROL   -  Chuck Berry


This is another old rock and roll classic that was recorded by Chuck Berry mainly
at the piano. This is the quintessence of Rock and Roll. John Lennon said that if
we were to give another name to Rock and Roll we should call it 'the Chuck Berry'.
I transcribed the (guitar !) Rollings Stones'live version of "get yer
ya-yas out". In the MP3 demo that you can download at the URL here above I played
with two guitars and added a very simple and classical Rock and Roll bass .
I played the whole with rockabilly effect.
I tabbed it all through simple listening.

There is a rhythm guitar and a solo guitar.
Legend :

p  : pull-off
b/\: bend up then down
h  : hammer-on
n_ : last longer on this note

INTRO :

RHYTHM GUITAR
                   A                        D7                   A
E  +---------------5---------------------+--5--------------------5-------------+
B  +---------------5---------------------+--7--------------------5-------------+
G  +---------------6---------------------+--5--------------------6-------------+
D  +---------------7---------------------+--7--------------------7-------------+
A  +---------------7---------------------+--5--------------------7-------------+
E  +---------------5---------------------+-----------------------5-------------+


SOLO GUITAR

E  +---------------5-5-5-5-5-------------+-----------------------5------5------+
B  +--------5--7---5-5-5-5-5--7----------+--5-5-5-5-5-------5-7--5-5-5--5-5-5--+
G  +----5h6-------------------7-5h6------+--5-5-5-5-5---5h6--------------------+
D  +--------------------------------7----+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


E  +----5---5----------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +----5-5-5--7b/\-5---5----------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-----------7b/\-5---5----------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +------------------7------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
                                              Oh .......

CHORUS :

RHYTHM GUITAR
       D                                           A
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
G  +---7-7--7--7-7--7-7------------------+-----------2---------------2-2-----------+
D  +---7-7--9--7-7--7-9--7--10p7--9--7-7-+-7-9-7---2-2-4--2-2--2-4-2-2-2-4-2-----4-+
A  +---5-5--5--5-5--5-5--5---5----5--5-5-+-5-5-5---0---0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3h4---+
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
       Carol , don't let him steal your heart a_   way

SOLO GUITAR
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-------5-5------------5--+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-7(p5)-5-5-7-----5----5--+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------7(p5)-----7-5h6---5h6---+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

RHYTHM GUITAR
      E                                       A
E  +---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---------------------------------------+----2-------------2-2---2-2----------+
D  +----------------------2-2--------------+--2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2--4-------+
A  +--2-2--4--2-2--2-4-2--2-2--4-2------4--+--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-------+
E  +--0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0--3h4----+-------------------------------------+
      Well I've got to learn to dance it '     day !
      if it takes me all night and ....

SOLO GUITAR
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-------5-5------------5--+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-7(p5)-5-5-7-----5----5--+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------7(p5)-----7-5h6---5h6---+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

RHYTHM GUITAR : those are the well-known rock and roll riffs that will be used
throughout except where noted
      A
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---------------------------------2_--+-----2-------------------------------+
D  +--2-2-4--2-2--2--4(p2)-5(p2)--4--2_--+--2--4--2----------------------------+
A  +--0-0-0--0-0--0--0-----0------0--0_--+--0--0--0----------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      D
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +----------------------------------7_-+------7------------------------------+
D  +--7-7--9--7-7--7--9(p7)-10(p7)--9-7_-+---7--9--7---------------------------+
A  +--5-5--5--5-5--5--5------5------5-5_-+---5--5--5---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      E
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +----------------------------------2_-+----2--------------------------------+
A  +--2-2--4--2-2--2--4(p2)--5(p2)--4-2_-+--2-4-2------------------------------+
E  +--0-0--0--0-0--0--0------0------0-0_-+--0-0-0------------------------------+

VERSE  :


      A
E  +-------------------------------------+---------------------------5---------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----5-------5------5------5---------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-5h6---7-5h6----5h6----5h6-----------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Come into my machine so we can cruise
     on out
                                           <-x4->
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7/8-8--..---7--5------5_------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-8/9-9--..---7--5------5_------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------..--------7-7----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
     I know a swinging little joint where
     we can jump and shout


     D
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5-----------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5---5-------+
D  +-------------------------------------+------------7--------------7-5-------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Not far back off the highway, not so
     long a ride


     A
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----10-7\5-------------8------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-5/7--------5---5-7-7/9---7\5--------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------------7---------------7------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     You park your car out in the open and
     you can walk inside

     E
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5-----------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5---5-------+
D  +-------------------------------------+------------7--------------7-5-------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Some cutie takes your hat so you can
       thank her mam'

     A                                     <-x4->
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7/8-8--..---7--5--------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-8/9-9--..---7--5--------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------..--------7-7----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
     Every time you make the scene you
     find the joint is jammed


                   A (full chord once)      D7(full chord once)  A(full chord once)
E  +---------------5-5-5-5-5-------------+-----------------------5------5------+
B  +--------5--7---5-5-5-5-5--7----------+--5-5-5-5-5-------5-7--5-5-5--5-5-5--+
G  +----5h6-------------------7-5h6------+--5-5-5-5-5---5h6--------------------+
D  +--------------------------------7----+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


                          ^ D               A
E  +---5---5---9p7--5--------------------+------------8------------------------+
B  +---5-5-5----------7-7_--7p5----5-5---+------8--10---10----8---8----------7-+
G  +--------------------7_--7p5----5-5---+--7/9-------------9---9---9p7--5-5-7-+
D  +----------------------------7--------+--------------------------------7----+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

     A (extra bar!)          E                           A
E  +-----------------(5)-----9--9--7-----+-------------------------5-----------+
B  +-8-8-8--7--5--7---5-----10-10--9--10-+-8--7--5---5-------5-----5------5----+
G  +-9-9-9--7--5--7---5---------------11-+-9--7--5---5---5h6---5h6----5h6------+
D  +-------------------------------------+---------7---------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


E  +------5-5_---------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +------5-5_---------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--5h6--------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


     D                                     A
E  +---10_-------------10----------------+--5-5_--5_---------------------------+
B  +---10_--12---------10----------------+--5-5_--5_--7------------------------+
G  +--------12--10h11--------------------+------------7--5h6-------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------7-----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

     E                                     A
E  +-------------------------------------+--5--------5-5---------5-5-----5_----+
B  +-------------------------------------+--5--7(p5)-5-5--7(p5)--5-5--7--5_----+
G  +-------------------------------------+-----7(p5)------7(p5)-------7--6_----+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Now the bass
      D    (CHORUS)                           (VERSE)
G  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5--------------+
D  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4-------------4-4-2-2-4-2--+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

      A    (CHORUS)                           (VERSE)
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5--------------+
A  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4-------------4-4-2-2-4-2--+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

      E     (CHORUS)                          (VERSE)
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5--------------+
E  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4-------------4-4-2-2-4-2--+

 When the rhythm plays full chords only (INTRO and CHORUS) the bass plays the
open string only.
            
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