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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 19:24:40 PST
From: Darryl Kechnie 
Subject: Chords(alt.tun.): "Little Drummerboy" - by Jars of Clay

Chords to: "Little DrummerBoy" by Jars of Clay
>From the Album: Drummer Boy, Jars of Clay Christmas
Transcribed by: Darryl Kechnie
Note: Alternate tuning, tune guitar to: EABEBE, from EADGBE.
Guitar is now in open "E" tuning.
The chords:
E                Asus2*        Bsus
(020000)        (x05500)      (x20200)
C#m              F#mll         C#sus
(x4x454)        (x47500)      (x46400)
C*               D
(x35300)        (x57500)
  or               or
(x35333)        (x57555)
B*
(x24200)
   or
(x24222)

                   "Little Drummer Boy"
Verse 1:
                E
                   Come, they told me (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                   A newborn king to see (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                F#mll         Asus2          Bsus
                   Our finest gifts we bring (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                F#m11       Asus2          D*(2ndxAsus2,3rdBsus)
                   To lay before the king (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum x 3)
                E
                   So, to honor Him (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                               C#m
                   When we come
Verse 2:
                E                                 C* B*
                   Little baby (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                E                                         C* B*
                   I am a poor boy too (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)

                   I have no gifts to bring (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                   That's fit to give a king (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum x 3)
                   Shall I play for you (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                   On my drum?
Verse 3:
                   Mary nodded (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                   The ox and lamb kept time (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                   I played my drum for Him (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
                   I played my best for Him (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum x 3)
(use rhythmic-|--> Then, He smiled at me (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
Palm-muting.  |    Me and my drum
only use the  |    (return to vamping on E after 6 measures)
bottom 4      |
strings).     |     Fade on "E". (Harmonics on 12th fret high B and E
(EABE) Down-  |     strings) Slap with with fingers very quickly and
stroke the E  |     lightly, but with a snap, takes a while to learn,
and A, up-    |     especially to do it in between chording. (Helps to
stroke the B  |     have another guitar playing). :) [harmonics used
and E.        |     in the beginning as well].

            
            
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blue_boi23 31 Dec 06, 2013 04:24 PM

Didn't like the chords and alternate tuning at first, but with a few tries, sounds really nice.

Great Tab!

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