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Sleigh Ride Chords

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Sleigh Ride                             Leroy Anderson
Based on Amy Grants version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4r0gR90OOI
Arrangement by Ben Price (San Antonio)

This is a song just about everyone loves, especially musicians. However, it has 
lots of changes and relies heavily on the melody, which throws rhythm guitar 
players off. Especially challenging is the Bridge. Listen to the Amy Grant version 
and try to play along. It won’t be long before you’ll be on that sleigh ride.

Intro:   C  Am  Dm7  G

Verse 1:
                C            Am
Just hear those sleigh bells jing-a-ling
Dm7       G        C  Am  Dm7  G
Ring-ting-tingling too
             C      Am
Come on it's lovely weather
      Dm7           G           C (bass: A-Bb-B-C or Eb-D-Db-C)
For a sleigh ride together with you

Verse 2:

Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling "Yoo-hoo!"
Come on it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

Verse 3:

Let's take the road before us
And sing a chorus or two
Come on it's lovely weather
      Dm7           G           C   FC  FC 
For a sleigh ride together with you

Chorus:

      F#m                              B
Giddy-yup, giddy-yup, giddy-yup, let's go
E
Let's look at the show
F#m                     B       E
We're riding in a wonderland of snow
      Em                              A
Giddy-yup, giddy-yup, giddy-yup, it's grand
D
Just holding your hand
Dm             G                       Dm          G
We're gliding along with the song of a wintry fairyland.

Verse 4:

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
And comfy-cosy are we
We're snuggled up together
Like birds of a feather would be

Verse 5:

Let's take the road before us
And sing a chorus or two
Come on it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

Bridge:
      (G) C           (G) C          (G) C   (G) C
There's a Christmas party at the home of Farmer Gray
  (G) C          (G) C       (G) C   (G) C
It'll be the perfect ending of a perfect day
         C#dim                Dm      D#dim    Em           Am
We'll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop
       E               B                   E        G    D    G (notes)
At the fireplace as we watch the chestnuts pop      Pop, pop, pop


There's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy

As we pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie

It'll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives
G
These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives
G# (The song now goes up a half-step, so move everything up from now on)
These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives

Verse 6:

Just hear those sleigh bells jing-a-ling
Ring-ting-tingling too
Come on it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

Verse 7:
Let's take the road before us
And sing another chorus or two
Come on it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you!
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IamNoMan 33 wrote on November 18 2014, 11:35 pm

Due to the seasonal nature of this song it needs relearned every year. Due to the complexity of this song All lines of every verse should be tabbed. Failure to tab the chords for the modulated verses makes a difficult and complex song harder to relearn each year.

I like the arrangement.

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IamNoMan 33 wrote on November 18 2014, 11:35 pm, edited at 11:37 pm

This posted twice. edited to remove redundency

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tortillas77 11 wrote on November 17 2015, 10:18 am

d g c d g c
hey hey hey

dsus bm b f#
okayyyy

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