Holiday – The Christmas Song 1 tab


Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 11:34:52 -0700 (MST)
From: Barrie McCombs 
Subject: Masochism
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THE CHRISTMAS SONG   Time: 4/4   Tenor: C   Bass: C
- Mel Torme, Robert Wells, 1946
- Source: RD-41-C,  UF-26-Eb

C6 Dm7 G7 Cmaj9 Dm7/G G7-9
16        2m7      57    1maj7 
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

C6 Gm7 C7 F E7
16         5m7     17      4
Jack Frost nipping at your nose

Am Fm6 C F#m-5 B7-9
6m       4m6          1         77 
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir

E Fm7 Bb7-9 Eb
    3             2m7     7b7    3b
And folks dressed up like Eski - mos

Dm7 G7 C Dm7/G Cmaj7 Dm7/g G7-9
2m7    57   1       2m7             1maj7      2m7  57
Ev'ry- body knows a turkey and some mistletoe

C Gm7 C7 F Bb9 
1       2m7      17     4       7b7
Help to make the season bright

Am Fm6 C B7-9
6m   4m6             1          77
Tiny tots with their eyes all a-glow

Em7-5 A7 Dm7-5 G7 C
     3m7     67      2m7   57   1
Will find it hard to sleep to - night

Gm7 C9 Gm7
               5m7 17          5m7
They know that San-ta's on his way

C9 Gm7 C9 Fmaj9
17            5m7              17             4maj7
. He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh

Gm7 Bb9 Ebmaj9
          4m7            7b7      3bmaj7
And ev'ry mother's child is gonna spy

Am7 D7-5 G7
          6m7             27          57
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

C9 B9 Bb9 A9 Ab9 G9 G7-9
    17     77    7b7      67     57
And so I'm offer-ing this simple phrase

C Gm7 C7 F Bb9
   1         5m7    17     4     7b7
To kids from one to ninety-two

Am7 Bb9 Cmaj7 D13-9
   6m7              7b7       1maj7       27
Al-though it's been said many times, many ways

Em7-5 am7 Dm7-5 G7-9 Cmaj7
      3m7    6m7 2m7  57  1maj7
Merry Christ-mas_____ to  you 

- Ninth and other chords have been "simplified" to sevenths
- From the Readers's Digest Merry Christmas Songbook, page 41
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