Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline Chords

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond Chords

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Did You Know? Neil wrote this song about the daughter of Jackie and John F Kennedy. 

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Green Belt

Most Advanced Rhythm: Yellow Belt

Most Advanced Chord Change: Yellow Belt (when played with open chords throughout)

Image: Neil Diamond Acer Arena by Eva Rinaldi

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Yellow Pick Level

Neil Diamond, Sweet Caroline Chords

Capo: 2nd fret 

Chords: 

Open E Chord

Open A Chord

Open D Chord


Key:


Tempo: 128 bpm


Strumming Patterns:

'4 To The Floor':

|D    D    D    D  |


"The Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U |


Intro - '4 To The Floor'
|E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |
|E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |



Verse - '4 To The Floor'

|| A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - 
  |A - - - |A - - - |- - - |- - - || x 2


(Ax2) Where it began (Dx2) I can’t begin to know it
(Ax2) But then I know it’s going (Ex2)strong
(Ax2) Was in the spring, (Dx2) and spring became a summer
(Ax2) Who’d have believe you’d come a(Ex2)long



PreChorus - '4 To The Floor'
|A - - - |A - - - |A - - - |A - - - |
|E - - - |- - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|E - - - |E - - - |


(Ax4)Hands touching hands,
(Ex2) Reaching out (Dx2) touching me, touching (Ex2)you



Chorus - 'Everyman'
|A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|
E - - - |E - - - |
|
A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|
E - - - | - - - - |

(A)Sweet Caro(Dx3)line good times never seemed so (Ex2)good
(A)I'd be inc(Dx3)lined to believe there never (Ex2)would
But now I’m...




Verse - '4 To The Floor'
|| A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - -
  |A - - - |A - - - |E - - - |E - - - || x 2


(Ax2) Look at the night (Dx2) and it don’t seem so lonely
(Ax2) We fill it up with only (Ex2)two
(Ax2) And when I hurt (Dx2) hurting runs off my shoulder
(Ax2) How can I hurt when holding (Ex2)you



PreChorus - '4 To The Floor'
|A - - - |- - - |A - - - |A - - - |
|
E - - - |E - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|
E - - - |E - - - |

(Ax4) Warm, touching warm
(Ex2) Reaching out (Dx2) touching me touching (Ex2)you



Chorus - 'Everyman'
|A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|
- - - |- - - |
|
A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|
- - - | - - - - |

(A)Sweet Caro(Dx3)line good times never seemed so (Ex2)good
(A)I'd be inc(Dx3)lined to believe there never (Ex2)would
But now I’m...


Intro - '4 To The Floor'
|E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |
|E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |



Chorus - 'Everyman'
|A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|
- - - |- - - |
|
A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|
- - - | - - - - |

(A)Sweet Caro(Dx3)line good times never seemed so (Ex2)good
(A)I'd be inc(Dx3)lined to believe there never (Ex2)would
But now I’m...


Final Chord Strum: A

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