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Little Drummer Boy Tab

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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 01:07:59 -0500
From: "D. James Stein" 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB: The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy
Tablature by David James Stein, law studen extraordinaire 
(djs10@po.cwru.edu)
I dunno who originally wrote it... miscellaneous Christmas song...
Written up on 12/16/97

E ------------I------------I------------I------------I
B ------------I-0--0--0--0-I-1-0-1-0----I------------I
G ---0------2-I------------I------------I------------I
D ------------I------------I------------I------------I
A ------------I------------I------------I------------I
E -2-----2----I-2-----2----I-2-----2----I-2-----2----I

E ------------I------------I------------I------------I
B ------------I-0--0--0--0-I-1-0-1-0----I------------I
G ----0--0-2--I------------I------------I------------I
D ------------I------------I------------I------------I
A ------------I------------I------------I------------I
E -2-----2----I-2-----2----I-2-----2----I-2-----2----I

E ------------I----------0-I------------I------------I
B -------0--1-I-3--3--3----I-3-1-0------I------------I
G ---2--------I------------I-------2----I------------I
D ------------I------------I------------I------------I
A -0-----0----I-0-----0----I-0-----0----I-0-----0----I
E ------------I------------I------------I------------I

E ------------I----------0-I-1-0--------I-0----------I
B -------0--1-I-3--3--3----I-----3-1----I---3-1-0----I
G ---2--------I------------I------------I------------I
D ------------I------------I-0-----0----I-0-----0----I
A -0-----0----I-0-----0----I------------I------------I
E ------------I------------I------------I------------I

E ------------I------------I
B -3-1-0------I------------I
G -------2----I------------I
D -0-----0----I-0-----0----I
A ------------I------------I
E ------------I------------I

E ------------I------------I------------I------------I
B ------------I-0--0--0--0-I-1-0-1-0----I------------I
G ---0------2-I------------I------------I------------I
D ------------I------------I------------I------------I
A ------------I------------I------------I------------I
E -2-----2----I-2-----2----I-2-----2----I-2-----2----I

E ------------I------------I
B ------------I------------I
G -2-0-2-0----I------------I
D ------------I------------I
A ------------I------------I
E -2-----2----I-2-----2----I

The best way I found to play this song is to hold a pick between your
index and middle fingers and use this for the melody, while strumming
the "drum" notes with your thumb. Make sure to strum hard because
they'll come out too quietly otherwise. The rhythm comes naturally
after a few tries. Enjoy and Merry Christmas (and Happy Hanukkah!)

- DJS



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Xerothunder 280 wrote on December 11 2004, 12:00 am

well first of all, the guy above me is an idiot, it's relaly good.

But the bass is wrong... the 2nd fret bass part should actually be played on the third fret. Then everything sounds in tune. Other than that, it's awesome!

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Xerothunder 280 wrote on December 11 2004, 12:00 am

well first of all, the guy above me is an idiot, it's relaly good.

But the bass is wrong... the 2nd fret bass part should actually be played on the third fret. Then everything sounds in tune. Other than that, it's awesome!

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synystergabriel 57 wrote on November 19 2006, 07:54 pm

ever heard of fingerpicking. you dont have to hold a pick fpr this song. but good tab otherwise

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