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    ______________________________________
   / Justin Bieber & Usher               /  This song was originally recorded
  / The Christmas Song                  /  and made famous by Nat King Cole.
 / (Chestnut Roasting on an Open Fire) /  So this is actually a solid piece of
/_____________________________________/  jazz harmonization. Enjoy! :)

*The chords:
There are two guitars, a piano and tons of keyboards making up these chords.
I attempt to make up an arrangement suitable for one guitar alone, instead of
just transcribing one of the guitars. I hope this works for you!

*The picking pattern:
There is no general picking pattern on the recording. So unless I notated a
particular fill, just fill in - if you can make it :P

  ø = m7(b5)
 (2)(4) = (add2)(add4)
  T = use your thumb for these bass-string notes

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 Intro:
 6/8
  G             Am7           G/B          C#ø(4) Eø
|---------3---|-------------|-------------|-0-----------|
|-------3-----|---------8---|---------8---|-7-----8-----|
|-----4-------|-------5-----|-------7-----|-4-----7-----|
|-------------|-----5-------|-----9-------|-5-----8-----|
|---5---------|---7---------|---10--------|-4-----7-----|
|-3-----------|-5-----------|-7-----------|-------------|

  Bm7   Em      Am7   D7(b9)  G(2)          G
|-------------|-5-----5^----|-------3h5---|-10^--/12----|
|-3-----0-----|-5-----4^----|-----3-------|-12^---------|
|-2-----0-----|-5-----5^----|---2---------|-12^---------|
|-4-----2-----|-5-----4^----|-------------|-------------|
|-2-----------|-------5^----|-------------|-------------|
|-------0-----|-5-----------|-3T----------|-------------|



[A]Verse:
  G(2)          Am7(4)        G(2)/B      Cmaj7 Bm7 Am7
|-3^----------|-0-----------|-------------|-------------|
|-0^----------|-3-----------|-3-----------|-3h5-3---1---|
|-2^----------|-5-----------|-2-----------|-4---2---0---|
|-0^----------|-5-----------|-5-----------|-------------|
|-x^----------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-3---2---0---|
|-3^----------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..."

  G             Dm9   G7(b9)  Cmaj7         F7
|-------------|-------4-----|-0^----------|-------------|
|-0-----------|-5-----3-----|-0^----------|-1---0-------|
|-0-----------|-5-----4-----|-0^----------|-2-------2---|
|-0-----------|-3-----3-----|-2^----------|-1-----------|
|-------------|-5-----------|-3^----------|-------------|
|-3-----------|-------3T----|-3^----------|-1T----------|

  G             Am7           Gmaj7/B      C#ø(4) F#7
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-2-----0-----|
|-0-----------|-1-----------|-3-----------|-5-----2-----|
|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-4-----3-----|
|-0-----------|-2-----------|-4-----------|-------2-----|
|-------------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-4-----------|
|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|-------2-----|

  Bmaj7        Cm7(4) F7(b9)  Bbmaj7        Am7   D7(b9)
|-2-----------|-1-----2-----|-1-----------|-------------|
|-4-----------|-4-----4-----|-3-----------|-5-----4-----|
|-3-----------|-3-----2-----|-2-----------|-5-----5-----|
|-4-----------|-------3-----|-3-----------|-5-----4-----|
|-2-----------|-3-----------|-1-----------|-------5-----|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-5-----------|



[B]Verse:
  G             Am7           G(2)/B      Cmaj7 Bm7 Am7
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-0-----------|-1-----------|-3-----------|-5---3---1---|
|-0-----------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-4---2---0---|
|-0-----------|-2-----------|-5-----------|-------------|
|-------------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-3---2---0---|
|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
"Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe..."

  Gmaj7         Dm7   G13(b9) Cmaj7         F13
|-2-----------|-5-----4-----|-3-----------|-------------|
|-0-----------|-3-----5-----|-0-----------|-3---1-------|
|-0-----------|-5-----4-----|-0---------0-|-2-------2-0-|
|-0-----------|-3-----3-----|-2-----0h2---|-1-----------|
|-------------|-5-----------|-3-----------|-------------|
|-3-----------|-------3T----|-------------|-1T----------|

  G             Am7           Gmaj7/B      C#ø(4) F#7
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-2-----0-----|
|-0-----------|-1-----------|-3-----------|-5-----2-----|
|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-4-----3-----|
|-0-----------|-2-----------|-4-----------|-------2-----|
|-------------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-4-----------|
|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|-------2T----|

  Bm7   Em7     Am7   D13(b9) G
|-------------|-5-----7-----|-----------0-|-------------|
|-3-----8-----|-5-----4-----|-------------|-3-----------|
|-2-----7-----|-5-----5-----|-------2/4---|---4\2p0-----|
|-4-----9-----|-5-----4-----|-------------|---------2-0-|
|-2-----7-----|-0----(5)----|-------------|-------------|
|-------0-----|-------------|-3-----------|-------------|



[C]Bridge
    Dm7           G7(b9)        Cmaj9         C
||--1-----------|-1-----------|-0-----------|-0------------||
||o-1-----------|-0-----------|-3-----------|-1-----------o||
||--2-----------|-1-----------|-4-----------|-0------------||
||--0-----------|-3-----------|-2-----------|-2------------||
||o-------------|-------------|-3-----------|-3-----------o||
||--------------|-3-----------|-------------|--------------||
"They know that Santa's on his way..."

  Cm7           F7            Bbmaj7
|-3-----------|-1-----------|-1-----------|-1-----------|
|-4-----------|-1-----------|-3-----------|-3-----------|
|-3-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------|
|-5-----------|-1-----------|-3-----------|-3-----------|
|-3-----------|-3-----------|-1-----------|-1-----------|
|-------------|-1-----------|-------------|-------------|

  Am11          Eb9(#11)      D11           D7(b9)
|-------------|-------5-----|-------------|-------------|
|-------3-0---|-------6-----|-------5-----|-------4-----|
|-----0-----2-|-----6---6---|-----5---5---|-----5---5---|
|---2---------|---5-------5-|---5-------5-|---4-------4-|
|-0-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|-5-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|



[B]Verse; similar to previous, except for the last line:

  Bm7   Em7     Am7   D7(b9)  G
|-------------|-5-----5-----|-------------|-------------|
|-3-----8-----|-5-----4-----|-------3-----|-0-----------|
|-2-----7-----|-5-----5-----|-----0---0---|---0---0-----|
|-4-----9-----|-5-----4-----|---0-------0-|-----0---0---|
|-2-----7-----|-------5-----|-------------|-------------|
|-------0-----|-5-----------|-3-----------|-----------3-|



[C]Guitar Solo (the acoustic guitar plays a Bridge)

             Dm7               G7(b9)             Cmaj9          C
----------||-----------------|------------------|--------------|--------------|
----15-17-||-17b18-17b18-----|-------pb18r17p15-|-15h17~-------|--------15-17-|
---x------||-----------------|------------------|--------------|-------x------|
--x-------||-----------------|------------------|--------------|------x-------|
-x--------||-----------------|------------------|--------------|-----x--------|
----------||-----------------|------------------|--------------|--------------|

  Dm7                 G7(b9)               Cmaj9         C
|-------------------|--------------------|-------------|--------------|
|-pb18--pb18--17b18-|-pb18--20b22-r20-18-|-17~---------|--------13-15-|
|-------------------|-------*------------|-------------|-------x------|
|-------------------|-------pinch--------|-------------|------x-------|
|-------------------|-------harmonic-----|-------------|-----x--------|
|-------------------|--------------------|-------------|--------------|

  Cm7                 F7                     Bbmaj7
|----15-------------|----------------------|--------------|--------------|
|-16-------16-------|----------------------|--------------|--------18-20-|
|-------17-------17/|/19b20--19b20--r19p17-|-17/19~-------|-------x------|
|-------------17----|----------------------|--------------|------x-------|
|-------------------|----------------------|--------------|-----x--------|
|-------------------|----------------------|--------------|--------------|

  Am11                    Eb9(#11)         D11
|-----------------------|----------------|--------------------------|
|20b22-pb22---pb22-pb22-|-pb22~-----pb22-|-20b22-pb22-pb22-pb22-----|
|-----------------------|----------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------|--------------------------|

   D7(b9)                  G
|---------20------------||--------
|-20b22------20b22--r20-||-20~~---
|-----------------------||--------
|-----------------------||--------
|-----------------------||--------
|-----------------------||--------



[B]Verse; again similar to previous, except for the last line:

  Bm7   Em7     C#ø   F#7(#5) Bm7   Em7     C#ø   Cmaj7
|-------------|-0-----2-----|-------------|-0-----3-----|
|-3-----8-----|-5-----3-----|-3-----8-----|-5-----5-----|
|-2-----7-----|-4-----3-----|-2-----7-----|-4-----4-----|
|-4-----9-----|-5-----2-----|-4-----9-----|-5-----5-----|
|-2-----7-----|-4-----------|-2-----7-----|-4-----3-----|
|-------0-----|-------2T----|-------0-----|-------------|

  Bm7   Em7     Eb9(#11)      D7(b9)
|-------------|-5-----------:-5^----------:
|-3-----8-----|-6-----------:-4^----------:
|-2-----7-----|-6-----------:-5^----------:
|-4-----9-----|-5-----------:-4^----------:
|-2-----7-----|-6-----------:-5^----------:
|-------0-----|-------------:-------------:

 4/4
  G(2)                       Gmaj7
|-7-7-7---7-7-7---|-7-10-3-5--7^-------:
|-----0-------0---|----0------7^-------:
|-0-------0-------|-0---------7^-------:   Merry Christmas! :D
|---7-------7-----|-----------9^-------:
|-----------------|----------10^-------:
|-----------------|--------------------:



 LYRICS
**********
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nippin' at your nose, yeah
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright, yeah
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loading lots of toys and many goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if a reindeer really know how to fly

And so, I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

Yeah, and so, I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two, yeah
Although it's been said, many times, many ways
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, yeah
Merry Christmas from us
Merry Christmas to you


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Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 16th /December /11
Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!
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