Guitar Tab: Careless Love


The song Careless Love started out as a standard with New Orleans jazz bands. It has been recorded by countless artists in jazz, blues, folk, country and pop styles. The origins of this song are unknown and several versions of the lyrics exists. The lyrics below are common among folk singers.

Here is a Carterish style solo for guitar from one of Joe’s students. Thanks Roger!

Download the Cater-style guitar tab for Careless Love

This version features a country blues solo break which is a mash-up of licks culled from versions by Ray Charles, Eric Clapton & Jerry Reed. String bends ensue.

Download the guitar break tab for Careless Love

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