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Chapman, Steven Curtis - Carol Of The Bells

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Song: Carol Of The Bells
Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman
CD: The Music of Christmas
Arr. (C) 1995 Sparrow Song/Peach Hill Songs (BMI)
Tabbed by: ggh3@hotmail.com

This is just my interpretation of the song; there is so much going on in
this arrangement that I just had to guess on some parts. Hope this helps though.
Any questions, comments, corrections, etc. please e-mail me.

Intro:
(strum Em chord upward)
e-0------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--0-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G---0-----0--0--0--0--0--2p0-0------0--0--0--0--0-------0------------------
D----2---2-2---4-2---4-2------4p2--2-2---4-2---4-2-0h2h4-4p2---------------
A-----2-2---2-----2-----2---2-----2---2-----2-----2------------------------
E------0-------------------------0-----------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------------3--------------------------
G----0--0--0--0--0--2p0-0------0---0--0-------0-0--------------------------
D---2-2---4-2---4-2------4p2--2--2---4-2-0h2h4-----------------------------
A--2---2-----2-----2---2-----2----2-----2----------------------------------
E-0-------------------------0----------------------------------------------


Part 1:
e--------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------0-0-0------------------------
D---4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2------2h4-4-4-2-----------------------
A-------5-----3-----2-----3-----2-----0h2h3--------------------------------
E-0----------------------------------0-------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-0--0--0--0--------------0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------
D---4-2---4-2------0h2h4-4-4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2---------------------
A-3-----2-----0h2h3------------3-----4-----5-----6-------------------------
E------------0-------------------------------------------------------------


Part 2:
e-0--0-0-------------------------------------------------------------------
b-0-----3-1-0--0-0----1----1s3s1-0-----------------------------------------
G-0---------0-----2-0-2--2-2s4s2-0---0-------------------------------------
D-2---------2---------2----------2--4-2------------------------------------
A-2---------2---------0----------2-----------------------------------------
E-0---------0--------------------0-----------------------------------------

e-0--0-0-------------------------------------------------------------------
b-0-----3-1-0--0-0----1----1s3s1-0-----------------------------------------
G-0---------0-----2-0-2--2-2s4s2-0---0-------------------------------------
D-2---------2---------2----------2--4-2------------------------------------
A-2---------2---------0----------2-----------------------------------------
E-0---------0--------------------0-----------------------------------------

                                         |2nd + 3rd times only
e----------------------------------------|----|----------------------------
b-----------1s3s1--0------------1s3s1--0-|----|----------------------------
G---------0-2s4s2--0----------0-2s4s2--0-|--0-|----------------------------
D----1-2-4---------------1-2-4-----------|-4--|----------------------------
A-2-4-----------------2-4----------------|----|----------------------------
E----------------------------------------|----|----------------------------

                                                       |N.H.-------------|
e-----------------------------------------------------0--------<7>---------
b---------------------------------------------------3s5-----<7>----<5>-----
G-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------0-----<7>-------<5>-----
D---4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2---4-2---0h2h4------------------------
A-------5-----3-----2-----3-----2-----0------2-----------------------------
E-0---------------------------------------------------0--------------------

 |1st time only|  |N.H.----------|
e|---------0---|---------<7>----------------------------------------------------
b|-------3s5---|------<7>----<5>------------------------------------------------
G|------0------|---<7>-------<5>------------------------------------------------
D|-0h2h4-------|-----------------------------------------------------------
A|2------------|-----------------------------------------------------------
E|---------0---|-----------------------------------------------------------


Part 3:
e-------12------10------8-----7-----8-----7-----5-----3--------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--11s12----9s11----11s9---9s7---7s9---9s7---4s5---5s4---------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

e----0-----2-----3-----3------7-----7-----7-----7--------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------0s2---2s4---4s5----4s5---5s6---6s7---7s8---------------------------
D-4s5----------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------


Fill:
e----7h8p7-------7-10-12---------------------------------------------------
b---------10-8-10----------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------


End:          |N.H.--------|     |N.H.---------|
e----------0--------<7>-----------------<7>--------------------------------
b--------3s5-----<7>----<5>----------<7>----<5>----------------------------
G-------0-----<7>-------<5>-------<7>-------<5>----------------------------
D--0h2h4-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-2------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------0-------------------0-------------------------------------------

e----------0---------------------------------------------------------------
b--------3-0---------------------------------------------------------------
G-------0--0---------------------------------------------------------------
D--0h2h4---2---------------------------------------------------------------
A-2--------2---------------------------------------------------------------
E----------0---------------------------------------------------------------

Order:
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1
(the fill is played just before this on another guitar)Part 2
End

Comments about this tab

21Frets - 2004-11-28

It looks so complicated it must be right! Good job.


betners - 2005-08-30

Are there two guitar parts?


princecaspian - 2006-12-04

Some people I know played it at my small group last night. It has A bass, an electric and an acoustic accompaniment


princecaspian - 2006-12-05

Hey, what do the letters mean? I see five letters: h, p, s, and N.H. I would be really appreciative if somebody could tell me, because I want to learn it for my family for Christmas. :D


relientrocker - 2006-12-05

h means hammer on
p means pull off
s means slide

so there you go!


princecaspian - 2006-12-05

So what does N.H. mean?
Thanks, by the way. That helps a TON.


gnostica - 2006-12-26

N.H. Means natural harmonic its where you lightly poise your fingers usually middle or index for me, over the strings and create a resonant sound that lasts after you withdraw your finger(s) the easiest fret to do these on is the 12th fret, sometimes how quickly you pull off from lightly resting over strings influence how clear the harmonic is


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