Holiday - The Christmas Song Chords & Tabs


The Christmas Song Chords & Tabs

Holiday Chords & Tabs

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The Christmas Song Chords

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From: (Barrie McCombs)
Subject: CRD: The Christmas Song (Mel Torme) REVISED!
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 1994 20:39:06 GMT
Organization: The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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I just took a close look at the version I posted earlier, and found some 
errors and ommission.  This is closer to the "real" thing.  The ninth, 
eleventh, thirteenth, and other "masochistic" chords have been simplified 
to sevenths.

THE CHRISTMAS SONG   Time: 4/4   Tenor: C   Bass: C

16        2m7      57    1maj7 
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

16         5m7     17      4
Jack Frost nipping at your nose

6m       4m6          1         77 
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir

    3             2m7     7b7    3b
And folks dressed up like Eski - mos

2m7    57   1       2m7             1maj7      2m7  57
Ev'ry- body knows a turkey and some mistletoe

1       2m7      17     4       7b7
Help to make the season bright

6m   4m6             1          77
Tiny tots with their eyes all a-glow
[ Tab from: ]
     3m7     67      2m7   57   1
Will find it hard to sleep to - night

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

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

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

          6m7             27          57
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

    17     77    7b7      67     57
And so I'm offer-ing this simple phrase

   1         5m7    17     4     7b7
To kids from one to ninety-two

   6m7              7b7       1maj7       27
Al-though it's been said many times, many ways

      3m7    6m7 2m7  57  1maj7
Merry Christ-mas_____ to  you 

- Ninth and other chords have been "simplified" to sevenths
- Asterisk (*) =  new measure, play same chord
- Period (.)   =  1/8 note rest at start of a measure
- Underline(_) =  sustain note into next measure

CHORDS (Number System):
- The numbers are the notes of the diatonic scale (do-re-me-fa-so-la-ti-do)
- Play a song in any key from the same chart
     Common Keys  1    2    3    4    5    6    7
     Key of C:    C    D    E    F    G    A    B
     Key of D     D    E    F#   G    A    B    C#
     Key of G     G    A    B    C    D    E    F#
     Key of A     A    B    C#   D    E    F#   G#

- Submitted by:  Barrie McCombs (