song: „Carolinaš [D]
author: Robert Earl Keene, Jr.
album: „Walking Distanceš
transcriber: Joshua Haynes
playing note: song in "D", capo 2nd fret to play as shown.
Intro (Road of No Return):
(G D C C D G) x 2, (C D C G) x 2, Em D C Em D G
The [C] sweet smell of [Am] nighttime [C] rides on the [Am] breeze.
The [C] river is [Am] winding [F] through the hickory [C] trees.
The [C] redbones are [Am] howling [C] down by Wilson‚s [Am] Bridge.
The [C] lawmen stand [Am] waiting upon [F] Deadman‚s [Am] Ridge.
[F] Ooh [C] Carolina, [G] so dark I can‚t [Am] see.
[F] Ooh [C] Carolina, [G] won‚t you let me [Am] go free.
I came here with Lily a year just last fall.
We left her old daddy back in Donegal.
We made us a home place of Black Mountain stone.
But one cold winter morning I woke up alone.
Days full of silence are so incomplete.
Nights without Lily I took to the streets.
And in the streets of Asheville I channeled my pain.
őTil one raging black night I slept in the rain.
(key change from D to E, play as noted, still capo 2nd fret)
I [D] dreamed of a [Bm] refuge a [D] red velvet [Bm] world
And [D] I swore my [Bm] sweet Lily [G] was on of the [D] girls.
I [D] loved her so [Bm] madly [D] I loved her so [Bm] long.
I [D] woke with my [Bm] dream girl [G] but her life was all [Bm] gone.
[G] Ooh [D] Carolina, [A] so dark I can‚t [Bm] see.
[G] Ooh [D] Carolina, [A] won‚t you let me go [Bm] free.
[D] Love has no [Bm] boundary [D] sorrow no [Bm] end.
And the [D] lawmen of [Bm] Asheville [G] have no mercy in [D] them.
Chorus. [A] Let me reach [Bm] Tennessee . . .