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Subject: CRD: Miscellaneous Xmas Songs

Posted by: (Marg Ingleton)

Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1993 23:51:52 GMT

I've seen a few requests lately for Christmas tunes.  I posted a
similar request last year and thought I would pass on the compilation
of posted and/or emailed responses.  Thanks again to the original

Note that each tune is posted by different people, in different
formats, and may contain errors but you should be able to sort it out.

ALSO ... I am not "net wize" so apologies in advance if posting this
as one long article is a pain relative to posting 8 separate articles.

G'day and Merry Christmas,

In order to follow:
6) JINGLE BELL ROCK - Bobby Helms

1) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------
     D      A   G  D      G   D
The first Noel the angels did say
G       D       G    D   G    A  D      G    A   D
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
A7   D           A   G   D        G     D
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
G    D      G      D  G   A   D   A7   D
On a cold winter's night that was so deep

A7 Bm    A   D  G    D
Noel   Noel  Noel  Noel
Bm   F#m  G   D G  A7   D G A7 D 
Born is   the king of   Is ra el
The looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far
And to the earth in gave great light
And so it continued both day and night


And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went


This star drew nigh to the northwest
O'er Bethlelem it took its rest
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay


Then entered in those wise men three
Full rev'rently upon their knee
And offered there in his presence
Their gold, and myrrh and frankincense


Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heav'nly Lord
That hath made heav'n and earth of naught
And with his blood mankind hath bought 

The First Noel, traditional English carol
arranged by John E. Norlin for two guitars
(also note that the second part could be played on a bass, if desired)

3/4 time

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2) ------------------ cut here -------------------------------------------- ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY Henry John Gauntlett Intro: F C7 F Bb C F F C7 F F C7 F C F Dm F Bb C F Once in royal David's city, stood a lowly cattle shed, C7 F G7 C7 F Dm F Bb C F where a mother laid her baby in a manger for His bed. Bb F Csus4 C F Bb F Bb C F Mary was that mo - ther mild, Jesus Christ her little child. F C7 F C F Dm F Bb C F He came down to earth from heaven, Who is God and Lord of all, C7 F G7 C7 F Dm F Bb C F And His shelter was a stable, and His cradle was a stall; Bb F Csus4 C F Bb F Bb C F With the poor and meek and lowly, lived on earth our savior holy. F C7 F C F Dm F Bb C F And through all His wondrous childhood, he would honor and obey, C7 F G7 C7 F Dm F Bb C F Love and watch the lowly mother, in whose gentle arms He lay. Bb F Csus4 C F Bb F Bb C F Christian children all should be, mild, obedient, good as He. F C7 F C F Dm F Bb C F And our eyes at last shall see Him, through his own redeeming love. C7 F G7 C7 F Dm F Bb C F For that child so dear and gentle, is our Lord in heaven above; Bb F Csus4 C F Bb F Bb C F And He leads His children on, to the place where he is gone. Not in that poor lowly stable, with the oxen standing by, We shall see Him, but in heaven, set at God's right hand on high; When like stars His children crowned, all in while shall wait around. 3) ------------------ cut here -------------------------------------------- IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR C F C It came upon a midnight clear F D7 G7 That glorious song of old C F C From angels bending near the earth F G7 C To touch their harps of gold E7 AM "Peace on the earth, good will to men G D7 G From heaven's all gracious King;" C F C The world in solemn stillness lay, F G7 C To hear the angels sing Still through the cloven skies they come With peaceful wings unfurled, And still their heavenly music floats O'er all the weary world Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing; And ever o'er its Babel sounds The blessed angels sing. O ye, beneath life's crushing load Whose forms are bending low, Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow Look now! for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing; O rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing 4) ------------------ cut here -------------------------------------------- THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS F C7 F 1 On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me Bb F C F A partridge in a pear tree F C7 F 2 On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me 3 third day 4 fourth day C7 F Bb F C7 F 2 Two turtle doves and a Partridge in a pear tree 3 Three French Hens 4 Four calling birds (sing in reverse order) F C7 F 5 On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me G7 C7 Five golden rings 6 On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me 7 seventh . . . . 12 Twelfth F Bb C7 F 5-12 And a partridge in a pear tree F Bb C7 5-12 Four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle dove C7 F G7 C7 6 Six geese a laying five golden rings 7 Seven swans a swimming 8 eight maids a milking 9 nine ladies dancing 10 ten lords a leaping 11 eleven pipers piping 12 twelve drummers drumming (sing in reverse order ) 5) ------------------ cut here -------------------------------------------- ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Brenda Lee key of Ab intro Ab Fm Db Eb Ab Eb verse1 Rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop Eb Ab Mistletoe hung where you can see every couple tries to stop Ab Eb Rocking around the Christmas tree, let the Christmas spirit ring Eb Ab Later we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling Db Cm bridge You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear Fm Bb Eb Voices singing let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly Ab Eb Rocking around the Christmas tree, have a happy holiday Eb Ab Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way verse2 inst. bridge same same same Eb Eb Eb Eb Ab Db Ab Everyone dancing merrily in the new old - fa - shioned way finis Ab9 6) ------------------ cut here -------------------------------------------- JINGLE BELL ROCK Bobby Helms key of D intro D DM7 D6 DM7 (DM7=Dmaj7) verse1 Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock D6 DM7 Em A Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring Em A Em A Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun E A+5 Now the jingle hop has begun D DM7 D6 DM7 Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock D6 DM7 Em A Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time Em A Em A Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square E A D D7 In the frosty air G Gm bridge1 What a bright time, it's the right time D To rock the night away E Jingle bell time is a swell time A To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh D DM7 D6 DM7 Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet D6 DM7 B Jingle around the clock G Gm Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet E A D That's the jingle bell rock verse2 Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock (repeat verse1's Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time last 4 lines) Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square In the frosty air bridge2 What a bright time, it's the right time To rock the night away Jingle bell time is a swell time To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet Jingle around the clock G Gm Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet E A That's the jingle bell E A That's the jingle bell E A D That's the jingle bell rock(may try to post guitar lick here too) 7) ------------------ cut here -------------------------------------------- GRAMMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER
This arrangement combines the melody and some backup. If you sing along youcan follow the chords using this:Basic Accompaniment Pattern: follow chord progression.C|----0-----0-----0-----0-||----1-----1-----1-----1-||----0-----0-----0-----0-||------------------------||-3-----------3----------||-------3-----------3----|
The song is in 4/4 time. Almost every note is an 1/8 note. When you see 0^2 it means play the string open then quickly hammer on at the 2nd fret. It is called a grace note. The hammer should fall on the beat.
IntroC|----0-----0--------------||----1-----1--------------||----0-----0--------------| <--play twice|-------------------------||-3-----------3-----0--2--||-------3--------3--------|
CGrand-ma got run o-ver by a reindeer.|------0-------0----------------|-------0--0------0------0-||------1-------1----------------|-------1--1------1------1-||------0-------0----------------|-0-----0--0------0------0-||-0^2-----0^2-----0^2--2--0-----|----2--------0^2---0^2----||----------------------------3--|--------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------|
FWalking home from our house Christmas eve.|------------------------------------|----1-----1-----1-----1--||------------------------------------|----1-----1-----1-----1--||--------------0---------------------|----2-----2-----2-----2--||2--2----2---------3----2-------0--2-|-3-----------3-----------||------------------------------------|-------3-----------3-----||------------------------------------|-------------------------|
CYou can say there's no such thing as Santa, but|-----------------------------------|--------0---0------0------0-||-----------------------------------|--------1---1------1------1-||2---2---2----2-----2---2-----0-----|-0------0---0------0------0-||---------------------------------3-|----2----------0^2----0^2---||-----------------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
G7 Cas for me and grandpa we be-lieve.|----1-----------------------|------0-----0------------||----0-----------------------|------1-----1------------||----0-----------------------|------0-----0------------||0------0^2--3---2---0-------|-------------------------||-----------------------3--2-|-3-------------3-----0--2||----------------------------|---------3--------3------|
G7 (see additional lyrics for verses 2 and 3) She'd been drinking too much egg-nog,|--------------------------------|---------1---1------1------1-||--------------------------------|---------0---0------0------0-||--------------------------------|---------0---0------0------0-||----2----2----2---2----0--------|-----------------------------||3---------------------------3---|-3--2-----------0^2----0^2---||--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
C and we begged her not to go |---------------------------|-----0------0----0-------0--||---------------------------|-----1------1----1-------1--||------------0--------------|-----0------0----0-------0--||----0--2----------0------0-|-2-----0^2-----2----0^2-----||----------------------3----|----------------------------||-3-------------------------|----------------------------|
C7 F but she forgot her med-i - ca-tion, and she|----------------------------|----------1--1-------1---------||----------------------------|----------1--1-------1---------||-----------------------0--0-|-2--------2--2-0^2---2---------||2--------------2---2--------|------3------------------3---2-||----3---3---3---------------|-------------------------------||----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G7 Cstag - gered out the door in - to the snow.|------------------------------------|-----0-------0-------0-------||------------------------------------|-----1-------1-------1-------||------------------------------------|-----0-------0-------0-------||-0-----0-----2---3---2---0----------|--------0^2-----0^2----------||------------------------------3---2-|--3---------------------3--2-||------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Am Em When we found her Christmas morning,|--------------------------------|------------0--0-----0-----0--||--------------------------------|------------0--0-----0-----0--||--------------------------------|------------0--0-----0-----0--||----2---2----2----2----0--------|------------------------------||-0--------------------------3---|---3---2----------------2-----||--------------------------------|------------------0-----------|
G7 C at the scene of the at - tack,|---------------------------|-----0---------0------0-------0--||---------------------------|-----1---------1------1-------1--||---------------------------|-----0---------0------0-------0--||---0--2-----3---0------0---|--2-------0^2------2----0^2------||--------------------3------|---------------------------------||3--------------------------|---------------------------------|
F she had hoof-prints on her forehead, and in -|------------------------------|-------------1--1-------1--------||------------------------------|-------------1--1-------1--------||-----------------------0---0--|---2---------2--2-0^2---2--------||------------2-----2-----------|-------3-------------------3--2--| |3---3---3---------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G7 C crim-in-a-ting Claus marks on her back|----------------------------------|-------0-----0--------------||----------------------------------|-------1-----1--------------||----------------------------------|-------0-----0--------------||-0---0--2--3----2-----0-----------|----------------------------||---------------------------3---2--|--3-------------3-----0--2--||----------------------------------|----------3--------3--------|
Additional Lyrics Verse2 Now we're all so proud of grandpa He's been taking this so well See him in there watching footbal drinking beer and playing cards with Cousin Mel It's not Christmas without Grandma All the family's dressed in black and we just can't help but wonder Should we open up her gifts or send them back. verse 3. Now the goose is on the table and the pudding made of fig and the blue and silver candles that would just have matched the hair on grandma's wig I've warned all my friends and neighbors better watch out for yourselves they should never give a license to a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves. 8) ------------------ cut here -------------------------------------------- HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon A-sequence 002220 002200 002230 002220 So this is Christmas Bm-sequence 224432 224422 224452 224432 And what have you done? E-sequence 022200 022100 024100 022100 Another year older A-sequence 002230 002220 002200 002220 And a new one just begun.... D-sequence x00232 x00230 x00233 x00232 And so this is Christmas Em-sequence 022000 024000 022200 022000 I hope you had fun A(dif)-sequence 002230 002220 002200 00222 The near and the dear one D-sequence x00232 x00230 x00233 x00232 The old and the young G A merry merry Christmas A and a happy new year Em7 G let's hope its a good one D Esus7 E7 without any fear And so this is Christmas For weak and for strong For rich and the poor ones The world is so wrong And so happy Christmas For black and for white For yellow and red ones Let's stop all the fight {Refrain} And so this is Christmas And what have we done Another year over And a new one just begun Ans so this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear one The old and the young {Refrain} A-sequence 002220 002200 002230 002220
WAR IS OOOOOVERBm-sequence 224432 224422 224452 224432 IF YOU WANT ITE-sequence 022200 022100 024100 022100
WAR IS OOOOOVERA-sequence 002230 002220 002200 002220
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWD-sequence x00232 x00230 x00233 x00232
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODYEm-sequence 022000 024000 022200 022000 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODYA(dif)-sequence 002230 002220 002200 00222 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODYD-sequence x00232 x00230 x00233 x00232 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY
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