Sweet Caroline

Words & Music:

Neil Diamond


During the wonderful 2004 Red Sox run, this song inexplicably became a 7th inning stretch staple at Fenway Park (probably for the line "...good times never felt so good..." - a new sentiment for long-suffering Red Sox fans of the time) and it remains so.  It's worth the trip just to hear 35,000+ people sing  "Whoa!  Whoa!  Whoa!" during the chorus.  In 2007, Neil Diamond revealed that this song was written about a young Caroline Kennedy.




A              D

Where it began?  I can't begin to know it.

A                            E

But, then, I know it's going strong.

A                D

Was in the spring, and spring became a summer.

A                               E

Who'd have believe you'd come along?

A    AM7

Hands touching hands.

E                      D            E

Reaching out, touching me, touching you.



A         D                                                        E

Sweet Caroline!  (Whoa!  Whoa!  Whoa!)  Good times never seemed so good!

A           D                             E

I've been inclined to believe there never would.

D   Dbm Bm

But now I'm...


Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely.

We fill it up with only two.

And when I hurt, hurting runs off my shoulder.

How can I hurt when holding you?


Warm touching warm.

Reaching out, touching me, touching you.


CHORUS:  [2x - with the E intro riff in between]


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