Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody Acoustic chords ver. 2

Chords
Transpose:
This classic song by the 70s UK Glam Rock stars: Slade was originally played on electric
guitar which would have meant a lot of barre chords.

However, I’ve done this as an acoustic guitar-friendly version for those who prefer to
cut down on their barred chords. If you are not an advanced player, you can stick to the
chords excluding those in brackets (and in fact if you don’t like a barred Bm, you can 
play just Em in its place throughout quite comfortably – it sounds close enough in this context).
Better players can bring in the bracketed chords. Note: D alt is an altered version of
D, there are 2 choices shown – one with quite a stretch on the little finger, the other
with a move up the neck – take your choice!)

Have fun... Merry Christmas (if it's that time of year) and if you have any comments
feel free to email as below. Cheers, David

Chord shapes:

Am Bb Bm C D7 D Dsus4 Dmin Dalt Em G0-----1-----2-----0-----2-----2-----3-----1-----2 or 5----0-----3--|1-----3-----3-----1-----1-----3-----3-----3-----3----7----0-----0--|2-----3-----4-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----7----0-----0--|2-----3-----4-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----5----7----2-----0--|0-----x-----2-----3-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x----x----2-----2--|x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----3-----x-----x----x----0-----3--|
G (Em)Bm D (Dsus4 D)Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?
G (Em)Bm D (Dsus4 D)It's the time that every Santa has a ball
C GDoes he ride a red nosed reindeer?
C GDoes he turn up on his sleigh
Am C DDo the fairies keep him sober for a day?
Chorus:
(D7) G Bm Bb DSo here it is Merry Christmas everybody's having fun
G Bm Bb (D)Look to the future now it's only just begun
G Bm D (Dsus4 D Dalt)Are you waiting for the family to arrive?
G Bm D (Dsus4 D Dalt)Are you sure you got the room to spare inside?
C GDoes your granny always tell ya
C Gthat the old songs are the best?
Am C D (Dsus4 D Dalt)Then she's up and rock 'n' rollin' with the rest
Chorus:
(D7) G Bm Bb DSo here it is merry Christmas everybody's having fun
G Bm Bb (D)Look to the future now it's only just begun
Dm BbWhat will your daddy do
Dm BbWhen he sees your Mama kissin' Santa Claus?
C->DAh ah
D7 G Bm D (Dsus4 D Dalt)Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?
D7 G Bm D (Dsus4 D Dalt)Are you hoping that the snow will start to fall?
C DDo you ride on down the hillside
C Din a buggy you have made?
Am C DWhen you land upon your head then you've been Slade(slayed)
Chorus x4:
D7 G Bm Bb DSo here it is Merry Christmas everybody's having fun
G Bm Bb DLook to the future now it's only just begun
By David G 2010 davidguy333@gmail.com.
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