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Subject: CRD: Miscellaneous Xmas Songs

Posted by:	mainglet@watcgl.uwaterloo.ca (Marg Ingleton)

Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1993 23:51:52 GMT


I've seen a few requests lately for Christmas tunes.  I posted a
similar request last year and thought I would pass on the compilation
of posted and/or emailed responses.  Thanks again to the original
posters.

Note that each tune is posted by different people, in different
formats, and may contain errors but you should be able to sort it out.

ALSO ... I am not "net wize" so apologies in advance if posting this
as one long article is a pain relative to posting 8 separate articles.

G'day and Merry Christmas,
Marg

In order to follow:
1) THE FIRST NOEL
2) ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY
3) IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
4) THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
5) ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE - Brenda Lee
6) JINGLE BELL ROCK - Bobby Helms
7) GRAMMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER 
8) HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER)  - John Lennon


1) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------
THE FIRST NOEL
	
     D      A   G  D      G   D
The first Noel the angels did say
G       D       G    D   G    A  D      G    A   D
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
A7   D           A   G   D        G     D
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
G    D      G      D  G   A   D   A7   D
On a cold winter's night that was so deep


A7 Bm    A   D  G    D
Noel   Noel  Noel  Noel
Bm   F#m  G   D G  A7   D G A7 D 
Born is   the king of   Is ra el
        
The looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far
And to the earth in gave great light
And so it continued both day and night

refrain

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went

refrain

This star drew nigh to the northwest
O'er Bethlelem it took its rest
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay

refrain

Then entered in those wise men three
Full rev'rently upon their knee
And offered there in his presence
Their gold, and myrrh and frankincense

refrain

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heav'nly Lord
That hath made heav'n and earth of naught
And with his blood mankind hath bought 

                                                                         
TAB
The First Noel, traditional English carol
arranged by John E. Norlin for two guitars
(also note that the second part could be played on a bass, if desired)

3/4 time

e||------|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B||------|------------|--------0-2-|3---2---0---|--------0-2-|3---2---0---|
G||o-----|----------0-|2--(2)------|------------|2--(2)------|------------|
D||o-4-2-|0-----2-4---|------------|------------|0--(0)------|------------|
A||--0---|--------0---|4--(4)--2---|0--(0)--2-4-|--------2-0-|0--(0)--4---|
E||----3-|2--(2)------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
     X    X   X   X    X   X   X    X   X   X    X   X   X    X   X   X   
e||------|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B||------|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
G||o-----|------------|----2---0---|------------|------------|2-------0---|
D||o-0---|0--(0)--0---|------------|4--(4)--0---|4--(4)--0-2-|----4-------|
A||------|0--(0)--2---|0-----------|0--(0)------|0--(0)------|----5-------|
E||--2---|------------|0--(0)--0---|--------3---|--------3---|2-------0---|


e-------------|------------|--------||----|------------|------------|
B-----0---2---|3-----------|--------||----|------------|--------3-2-|
G-2-----------|----2---0---|-------o||----|----------0-|2--(2)------|
D-0-----------|----0-------|4--(4)-o||4-2-|0-----2-4---|------------|
A-----2-------|0-------0---|0--(0)--||0---|--------2---|0--(0)--0---|
E---------3---|------------|--------||--3-|2--(2)------|------------|
  X   X   X    X   X   X    X   X     X    X   X   X    X   X   X
e-------------|------------|--------||----|------------|------------|
B-------------|------------|--------||----|------------|------------|
G-2-------0---|------------|-------o||----|------------|------------|
D-----0-------|4---4---2---|0--(0)-o||----|0--(0)--0---|4--(4)--4---|
A-------------|----0---0---|0--(0)--||4---|0--(0)--2---|4--(4)--5---|
E-2---3---0---|2-3---------|--------||5---|------------|------------|


e-------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------
B-0-------0---|------------|3---2---0---|----0---2---|3-----------|--------
G-------------|2------(2)--|------------|2-----------|----2---0---|--------
D---------0-2-|4-------2---|0---0---0---|0--(0)------|------------|4--(4)--
A-2-----4-----|------------|------------|------------|0--(0)--0---|0--(0)--
E-------------|------------|------------|--------3---|------------|--------
  X   X   X    X   X   X    X   X   X    X   X   X    X   X   X    X   X
e-------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------
B-0--(0)--0---|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------
G-------------|--------2---|--------0---|--------0---|------------|--------
D-------------|4--(4)------|4---4-------|4--(4)------|4---2--(2)--|0--(0)--
A-------0-2-4-|5--(5)--4---|2---0-------|5--(5)------|----0---0---|0--(0)--
E-3--(3)------|------------|--------3---|--------0---|2-3---------|--------


2) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY
Henry John Gauntlett

Intro:
F C7 F  Bb C F  F C7 F

F    C7 F     C          F      Dm  F     Bb C    F
Once in royal David's city, stood a lowly cattle  shed,
     C7 F      G7       C7 F   Dm F      Bb  C    F
where a mother laid her baby in a manger for His  bed.
Bb   F        Csus4 C   F     Bb    F          Bb  C  F
Mary was that mo - ther mild, Jesus Christ her little child.


F  C7   F       C             F      Dm   F      Bb C    F
He came down to earth from heaven, Who is God and Lord of all,
     C7 F       G7    C7  F    Dm     F      Bb  C  F
And His shelter was a stable, and His cradle was a stall;
Bb   F        Csus4 C      F       Bb      F         Bb  C  F
With the poor and meek and lowly, lived on earth our savior holy.


F    C7     F       C             F     Dm F     Bb C      F
And through all His wondrous childhood, he would honor and obey,
     C7  F      G7 C7 F          Dm       F   Bb  C      F
Love and watch the lowly mother, in whose gentle arms He lay.
Bb   F        Csus4 C         F   Bb    F          Bb  C  F
Christian children all should be, mild, obedient, good as He.


F    C7 F        C             F     Dm  F      Bb  C         F
And our eyes at last shall see Him, through his own redeeming love.
     C7  F     G7       C7    F    Dm     F       Bb   C  F 
For that child so dear and gentle, is our Lord in heaven above;
Bb   F        Csus4 C     F   Bb     F           Bb  C  F
And He leads His children on, to the place where he is gone.


Not in that poor lowly stable, with the oxen standing by,

We shall see Him, but in heaven, set at God's right hand on high;

When like stars His children crowned, all in while shall wait around.


3) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------

IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
        
    C     F     C            
It came upon a midnight clear
      F        D7      G7
That glorious song of old
     C       F      C            
>From angels bending near the earth
     F          G7       C  
To touch their harps of gold
       E7                   AM        
"Peace on the earth,  good will to men
       G       D7          G     
>From heaven's all gracious King;"
     C        F      C            
The world in solemn stillness lay,
    F        G7     C
To hear the angels sing

Still through the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled,
And still their heavenly music floats	
O'er all the weary world
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing;
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.

O ye, beneath life's crushing load
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow
Look now! for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
O rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing


4) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
        
                    F                         C7                   F
1       On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me
               Bb   F     C    F
        A partridge in a pear tree
            F                          C7                   F
2       On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me
3              third day
4              fourth day
          C7                      F   Bb   F    C7    F
2       Two turtle doves   and a Partridge in a pear tree
3       Three French Hens
4       Four calling birds  (sing in reverse order)




            F                            C7                F
5       On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
               G7     C7
        Five golden rings
       

6       On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
7               seventh
.                 .
.                 .
12              Twelfth

              F    Bb         C7   F
5-12    And a partridge in a pear tree
         F                   Bb                 C7
5-12    Four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle dove
         C7                         F    G7     C7
6       Six geese a laying         five golden rings
7       Seven swans a swimming
8       eight maids a milking           
9       nine ladies dancing
10      ten lords a leaping
11      eleven pipers piping
12      twelve drummers drumming   (sing in reverse order )


5) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------

ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Brenda Lee
key of Ab
 
intro      Ab     Fm    Db   Eb
 
          Ab                                        Eb
verse1    Rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop
          Eb                                      Ab
          Mistletoe hung where you can see every couple tries to stop
          Ab                                          Eb
          Rocking around the Christmas tree, let the Christmas spirit ring
          Eb                                                       Ab
          Later we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling
 
          Db                          Cm
bridge    You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
          Fm                              Bb                  Eb
          Voices singing let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly
          Ab                                         Eb
          Rocking around the Christmas tree, have a happy holiday
          Eb                                                Ab
          Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way
 
verse2    inst.
 
bridge    same
          same
          same
          Eb                                 Eb     Eb   Eb        Ab  Db Ab
          Everyone dancing merrily in the new   old - fa - shioned way
 
finis     Ab9

6) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------

JINGLE BELL ROCK
Bobby Helms
key of D
 
intro
 
            D           DM7          D6          DM7     (DM7=Dmaj7)
verse1     Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
           D6           DM7       Em            A
           Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
           Em          A          Em         A
           Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun
           E                  A+5
           Now the jingle hop has begun
            D           DM7          D6          DM7
           Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
           D6           DM7       Em          A
           Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
           Em          A             Em         A
           Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square
           E       A      D   D7
           In the frosty air
 
                  G                     Gm
bridge1    What a bright time, it's the right time
              D
           To rock the night away
                  E
           Jingle bell time is a swell time
           A
              To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh
           D        DM7            D6          DM7
           Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
           D6       DM7       B
           Jingle around the clock
           G                        Gm
           Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet
           E             A           D
             That's the jingle bell rock
 
 
verse2     Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock        (repeat verse1's
           Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time             last 4 lines)
           Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square
           In the frosty air
 
bridge2    What a bright time, it's the right time
           To rock the night away
           Jingle bell time is a swell time
           To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh
           Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
           Jingle around the clock
           G                        Gm
           Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet
           E           A
           That's the jingle bell
           E           A
           That's the jingle bell
           E           A           D
           That's the jingle bell rock(may try to post guitar lick here too)

7) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------

GRAMMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER

This arrangement combines the melody and some backup.  If you sing along you
can follow the chords using this:
Basic Accompaniment Pattern: follow chord progression.
C
|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
|------------------------|
|-3-----------3----------|
|-------3-----------3----|

The song is in 4/4 time.  Almost every note is an 1/8 note. When you see 0^2 it
means play the string open then quickly hammer on at the 2nd fret.  It is
called a grace note.  The hammer should fall on the beat.

Intro
C
|----0-----0--------------|
|----1-----1--------------|
|----0-----0--------------|     <--play twice
|-------------------------|
|-3-----------3-----0--2--|
|-------3--------3--------|

C
Grand-ma  got run   o-ver by a   reindeer.
|------0-------0----------------|-------0--0------0------0-|
|------1-------1----------------|-------1--1------1------1-|
|------0-------0----------------|-0-----0--0------0------0-|
|-0^2-----0^2-----0^2--2--0-----|----2--------0^2---0^2----|
|----------------------------3--|--------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|

                                      F
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
|------------------------------------|----1-----1-----1-----1--|
|------------------------------------|----1-----1-----1-----1--|
|--------------0---------------------|----2-----2-----2-----2--|
|2--2----2---------3----2-------0--2-|-3-----------3-----------|
|------------------------------------|-------3-----------3-----|
|------------------------------------|-------------------------|


                                     C
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,                    but
|-----------------------------------|--------0---0------0------0-|
|-----------------------------------|--------1---1------1------1-|
|2---2---2----2-----2---2-----0-----|-0------0---0------0------0-|
|---------------------------------3-|----2----------0^2----0^2---|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|


G7                            C
as  for  me and grandpa we be-lieve.
|----1-----------------------|------0-----0------------|
|----0-----------------------|------1-----1------------|
|----0-----------------------|------0-----0------------|
|0------0^2--3---2---0-------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------3--2-|-3-------------3-----0--2|
|----------------------------|---------3--------3------| 

                                  G7
          (see additional lyrics for verses 2 and 3)
    She'd been drinking too much  egg-nog,
|--------------------------------|---------1---1------1------1-|
|--------------------------------|---------0---0------0------0-|
|--------------------------------|---------0---0------0------0-|
|----2----2----2---2----0--------|-----------------------------|
|3---------------------------3---|-3--2-----------0^2----0^2---|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|


                              C
    and we begged her not to  go                         
|---------------------------|-----0------0----0-------0--|
|---------------------------|-----1------1----1-------1--|
|------------0--------------|-----0------0----0-------0--|
|----0--2----------0------0-|-2-----0^2-----2----0^2-----|
|----------------------3----|----------------------------|
|-3-------------------------|----------------------------|


                C7            F
    but she forgot her med-i - ca-tion,               and she
|----------------------------|----------1--1-------1---------|
|----------------------------|----------1--1-------1---------|
|-----------------------0--0-|-2--------2--2-0^2---2---------|
|2--------------2---2--------|------3------------------3---2-|
|----3---3---3---------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|


G7                                    C
stag - gered out the door in - to the  snow.
|------------------------------------|-----0-------0-------0-------|
|------------------------------------|-----1-------1-------1-------|
|------------------------------------|-----0-------0-------0-------|
|-0-----0-----2---3---2---0----------|--------0^2-----0^2----------|
|------------------------------3---2-|--3---------------------3--2-|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|


 Am                               Em
    When we found her Christmas     morning,
|--------------------------------|------------0--0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------------|------------0--0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------------|------------0--0-----0-----0--|
|----2---2----2----2----0--------|------------------------------|
|-0--------------------------3---|---3---2----------------2-----|
|--------------------------------|------------------0-----------|


G7                           C
    at the scene of the at -  tack,
|---------------------------|-----0---------0------0-------0--|
|---------------------------|-----1---------1------1-------1--|
|---------------------------|-----0---------0------0-------0--|
|---0--2-----3---0------0---|--2-------0^2------2----0^2------|
|--------------------3------|---------------------------------|
|3--------------------------|---------------------------------|


                                F
    she had hoof-prints on her    forehead,               and in -
|------------------------------|-------------1--1-------1--------|
|------------------------------|-------------1--1-------1--------|
|-----------------------0---0--|---2---------2--2-0^2---2--------|
|------------2-----2-----------|-------3-------------------3--2--| 
|3---3---3---------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------------------|

 G7                                 C
 crim-in-a-ting Claus marks on her   back
|----------------------------------|-------0-----0--------------|
|----------------------------------|-------1-----1--------------|
|----------------------------------|-------0-----0--------------|
|-0---0--2--3----2-----0-----------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------3---2--|--3-------------3-----0--2--|
|----------------------------------|----------3--------3--------|


Additional Lyrics
Verse2
Now we're all so proud of grandpa
He's been taking this so well
See him in there watching footbal
drinking beer and playing cards with Cousin Mel
It's not Christmas without Grandma
All the family's dressed in black
and we just can't help but wonder
Should we open up her gifts or send them back.

verse 3.
Now the goose is on the table
and the pudding made of fig
and the blue and silver candles
that would just have matched the hair on grandma's wig
I've warned all my friends and neighbors 
better watch out for yourselves 
they should never give a license
to a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves.

8) ------------------ cut here --------------------------------------------

HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER)
John Lennon


	   A-sequence    002220  002200  002230  002220
So this is Christmas
		  Bm-sequence  224432  224422  224452  224432
And what have you done?
	     E-sequence  	022200  022100  024100  022100
Another year older
		   A-sequence  002230  002220  002200  002220
And a new one just begun....


	       D-sequence  x00232  x00230  x00233  x00232
And so this is Christmas
	       Em-sequence  022000  024000  022200  022000
I hope you had fun
	     A(dif)-sequence  002230  002220  002200  00222
The near and the dear one
	           D-sequence  x00232  x00230  x00233  x00232
The old and the young

		      G
	A merry merry Christmas
			A
	and a happy new year
			 Em7      G
	let's hope its a good one
		    D    Esus7 E7
	without any fear



And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

{Refrain}

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

{Refrain}

A-sequence    002220  002200  002230  002220
	        WAR     IS      OOOOOVER
Bm-sequence  224432  224422  224452  224432
	        IF    YOU     WANT    IT
E-sequence  	022200  022100  024100  022100
	        WAR     IS      OOOOOVER
A-sequence  002230  002220  002200  002220
             NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW
D-sequence  x00232  x00230  x00233  x00232
	     MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY
Em-sequence  022000  024000  022200  022000
	     MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY
A(dif)-sequence  002230  002220  002200  00222
	     MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY
D-sequence  x00232  x00230  x00233  x00232
	     MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY


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eilatan321 wrote on November 21 2006, 02:45 pm

this is painful.

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skippertipper wrote on November 21 2006, 03:47 pm

i lvoe you for this.
espeacially the beggining of the first noel and grandma got runover by a reindeer

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thingemon wrote on December 3 2006, 07:22 pm

that was...delicious? um. sure.

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