Helms Bobby - Jingle Bell Rock Acoustic Chords & Tabs

 

Jingle Bell Rock Acoustic Chords & Tabs

Helms Bobby Chords & Tabs

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Jingle Bell Rock Acoustic Tab

   
Jingle Bell Rock  --  Bobby Helms

NOTE:
Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms represents the traditional version
of this Christmas classic. Once again, the current online versions
do not flow well for the flat-picked acoustic guitar. This arrangement
utilizes a chordal progression to enhance the traditional vocal track.
Note in the first line the F#m chord in place of a Dm7, and the use
of the A7sus2 as a prelude to the A chord.  The E7 and the E77 chords
are different, and chosen to enhance drama in the "rock" blues progression.
(traditional rock 'n roll can be characterized as a repetitive melodic
shift over a 12 bar progression).  The rock feel is also enhanced by
the electric form of the A chord --using the index finger to fret
strings 2-4 while muting the high e.  The (D Db D D#) chord shift is
played by slurring the D chord along the fretboard.  Also, the Gm chord
is played in the same manner as the F#m by using the thumb to catch the
bottom E string.  Note however that for the F#m chord, the 5th string
rings an open A, but in the Gm chord, the thumb mutes the 5th string.
ENJOY!  --kidguitar


Jingle Bell Rock  --  Bobby Helms
 

INTRO: intro riff


VERSE 1
D            Dm7          D6          F#m   D6          F#m       A7sus2       A
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock, jingle bell swing and jingle bells ring
Em          A          Em         A    E7                 A7
Snowin' and blowin' of bushels of fun, now the jingle hop has begun
D            Dm7          D6          F#m   D6           F#m      A7sus2      A 
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock, jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Em          A           Em          A       E7     A7      D   D7
Dancin' and prancin' in jingle bell square, in the frosty air

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/h/helms_bobby/jingle_bell_rock_acoustic_tab.html ]
 
BRIDGE
       G                     Gm             D                  (D Db D D#)
What a bright time, it's the right time, to rock the night away
       E              E77        A
Jingle bell time is a swell time   to go glidin' in the one horse sleigh
D        Dm7          D6           F#m   D6       F#m       B
Giddy-up jingle horse pick up your feet, jingle a-round the clock
G                       Gm             E7         A7          D
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' beat, that's the jingle bell rock



VERSE 2 
D            Dm7          D6          F#m   D6          F#m      A7sus2      A
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock, jingle bell chime in jingle bell time
Em          A           Em          A      E7     A7     D   D7
Dancin' and prancin' in jingle bell square in the frosty air



BRIDGE
       G                     Gm             D                  (D Db D D#)
What a bright time, it's the right time, to rock the night away
       E              E77        A
Jingle bell time is a swell time   to go glidin' in the one horse sleigh
D        Dm7          D6           F#m   D6       F#m       B
Giddy-up jingle horse pick up your feet, jingle a-round the clock
G                       Gm             E7         A7         
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' beat, that's the jingle bell
E7         A7           E7         A7          D
That's the jingle bell, that's the jingle bell rock


CHORD CHART
    D  Dm7  D6  F#m A7sus2 A  Em E7 A7 D7 G  Gm  E E77 D7  (D Db D D#)
e|--2---2---2----2----0----x--0--0--0--2--3---3--0--0--2----2-1--2-3---
B|--3---2---0----2----0----2--0--0--2--1--3---3--0--3--1----3-2--3-4---
G|--2---2---2----2----0----2--0--1--0--2--0---3--1--1--2----2-1--2-3---
D|--0---0---0----4----2----2--2--0--2--0--0---5--2--0--0----0(0)-0(0)--
A|-(0)-(0)-(0)--(0)---0----0--2--2--0-(0)-2---x--2--2-(0)--------------
E|--------------(2)-----------0--0--------3---3--0--0------------------


intro riff
e|-14-14-14--14-14-14---14-17-----------------------------------
B|-15-15-15--14-14-14---15-15-15-17b18--17-15-12--10------------
G|----------------------------14-16b17--16-14-12--11------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------0----------
E|-----------------------------------------------------3--2--0--
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