Blink 182 - Carousel Chords & Tabs

 

Carousel Chords & Tabs

Blink 182 Chords & Tabs

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Carousel Bass Tab

   
Song : Carousel
Artist : Blink 182
Tuning : EADG (standard)
Tabbed by : sam_2301 (samp_2301@hotmail.com)

On the Cheshire Cat album there is another intro before the most 'popular' one. It goes like this : (> means strum note/chord 8 times)

G:-14-14-14-12-12-12-11-11-14-14-14-12-12-12-11-11-6-6-6-7-7-7-9-9-6-6-6-7-7-7-9-9-12-12-
D:-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G:12-11-11-11-9-9-12-12-12-11-11-11-9-11-7>---7>--- X2
D:9--9--9--9--9-9-9--9--9--9--9--9--9-9--5>---5>--- X2
A:------------------------------------------------- X2
E:------------------------------------------------- X2

Now into the more familiar intro : (hold on the D string notes)

G:---11-11-12-14-12-11------6-6-7-9-7-6-----9-9-11-12-11-9-11-----7-----7---7-
D:-0-------------------12-7-------------7-9-------------------5-5---5-5---5---
A:----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E:----------------------------------------------------------------------------

G:---11-11-12-14-12-11------6-6-7-9-7-6-----9-9-11-12-11-9-11-----7---7-7-7-77
D:-0-------------------12-7-------------7-9-------------------5-5---5-5-5-5-55
A:----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E:----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Last bass intro section : I've tried to tab the timing for this but if you don't understand it listen to the cd and work it out for yourself because it's quite simple :

G:-11-11-11--11--11-11-11-9-9--9--9-9-9-11-11--11--11-11-11-7-7--7--7-7-7- X4
D:-0--0--0---0---0--0--0--7-7--7--7-7-7-9--9---9---9--9--9--5-5--5--5-5-5- X4
A:------------------------------------------------------------------------ X4 
E:------------------------------------------------------------------------ X4 

After that there is a riff that Tom plays twice with drums (no bass).

RIFF 1 : When the main song starts, play this riff under Tom:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/blink_182/carousel_btab_ver_2.html ]
G:-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7- X2
D:-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--9--9--7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5- X2
A:------------------------------------------------------------------------------- X2
E:------------------------------------------------------------------------------- X2

Then RIFF 2:

G:----------------------------------------------------------------- X2
D:-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5- X2
A:-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0----------------- X2
E:----------------------------------------------------------------- X2

Now into the verse (RIFF 3):

G:----------------------------------------------------------------- X4
D:-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-7-5-5- X4
A:-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0----------------- X4
E:----------------------------------------------------------------- X4

RIFF 4 : I don't know what to call this part; probably the chorus :

G:------------------------------------------------------------------------------- X4
D:------------------------------------------------------------------------------- X4
A:-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-12-12-12-12-12-14-12-12-10-10-12-12-10-10-9-9- X4
E:------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x4

After that, play RIFF 2 twice before verse 2.

Verse 2 is slightly trickier. Play RIFF 2 twice for the first part of the verse, then jump to RIFF 1 (twice again) for the bass solo with Tom singing.

Make sure for the interlude that you damp the notes straight after playing them (DONT let them ring) :

G:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D:-0-----------------------------------------------5---------------0----------------------
A:-----------------0---------------2-----------------------------------------------0------
E:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G:-----------------------------------------
D:-------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
A:---------2---2---2---2-------------------
E:-----------------------------------------

After that, play RIFF 2 twice.

Finally, finish off with RIFF 4 (chorus, prechorus) 4 times and end on :

G:---------------
D:-0(let ring)---
A:---------------
E:---------------

I hope this tab helps anyone wanting to play this classic song because I spent hours working on it!!
Please rate my tab as I have put a lot of effort into it.

By sam_2301 (Sam Peckham)
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