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                             The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Michael Utz
E-mail: theutz@gmail.com

Tuning: EADGBE

[VERSE 1]

    Dbmaj7        Ebm7           Fm7         Gbmaj7    Fm7  Ebm7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10------------11-------------13----------15--------13---11---------------|
D|--10------------11-------------13----------15--------13---11---------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------11---------------|
E|--9-------------11-------------13----------14--------13---11---------------|
        Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,

    Dbmaj7          Abm7   Db7      Gbmaj7   Cb7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10--------------4------4--------3--------8-------------------------------|
D|--10--------------4------3--------3--------7-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------4-------------------------------------------------|
E|--9---------------4---------------2--------7-------------------------------|
        Jack Frost nipping at your nose,
    
    Dbmaj7        Cb7          Bbm7       Gm7   Gb7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10------------8------------6----------15----15---------------------------|
D|--10------------7------------6----------15----14---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--9-------------7------------6----------15----14---------------------------|
                Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,

         Fmaj7        F#m7    B7         Emaj7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------14-----------14------14---------13----------------------------------|
D|-------14-----------14------13---------13----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------13-----------14------14---------12----------------------------------|
    and folks dressed up like esk - i - mos.
    

[VERSE 2]


    Ebm7  D7    Dbmaj7  Ebm7            Fm7       Gbmaj7  Fm7  Ebm7 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--11----11----10------11--------------13--------15------13---11------------|
D|--11----10----10------11--------------13--------15------13---11------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--11----10----9-------11--------------13--------14------13---11------------|
        Ev'rybody knows, a turkey and some mistletoe

    Dbmaj7       Abm7     Db7     Gbmaj7  Cb7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-----------4--------4-------3-------8----------------------------------|
D|--10-----------4--------3-------3-------7----------------------------------|
A|--x------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--9------------4--------4-------2-------7----------------------------------|
                help to make the season bright.

    Dbmaj7    Cb7             Bbm7     Gm7     Gb7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10--------8---------------6--------15------15----------------------------|
D|--9---------7---------------6--------15------14----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--9---------7---------------6--------15------14----------------------------|
                Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
        
          Fm7     Fb7      Ebm7 D7        Dbmaj7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------13------13-------11---11--------10---------------------------------|
D|--------13------12-------11---10--------10---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------13------12-------11---10--------9----------------------------------|
        Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
        
[CHORUS]


                    Abmaj7   Db7           Gbmaj7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------4--------4-------------3---------------------------------|
D|------------------4--------3-------------3---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------4--------4-------------2---------------------------------|
        They know that Sa    -   nta's on his way.

                 Abmaj7           Db7             Gbmaj7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------4----------------4---------------3--------------------------|
D|---------------4----------------3---------------3--------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------4----------------4---------------2--------------------------|
        He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.

               F#m7           B7         Emaj7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------2--------------8----------13----------------------------------|
D|-------------2--------------7----------13----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------2--------------7----------12----------------------------------|
        And every mother's child    is gonna spy

               Eb7                         Ab7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------12--------------------------5---------------------------------|
D|-------------11--------------------------4---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------11--------------------------4---------------------------------|
        to see if reindeer really know how to fly


[VERSE 3]

         Dbmaj7 Ebm7      Fm7                  Gbmaj7 Fm7 Ebm7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------10-----11--------13-------------------15-----13--11-----------------|
D|-------9------11--------13-------------------15-----13--11-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------9------11--------13-------------------14-----13--11-----------------|
        And so, I'm offering    this simple phrase

    Dbmaj7           Abm7    Db7    Gbmaj7  Cb7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10---------------4-------4------3-------8--------------------------------|
D|--9----------------4-------3------3-------7--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------4-----------------------------------------------|
E|--9----------------4--------------2-------7--------------------------------|
                To kids from one to ninety-two:

    Dbmaj7                  Cb7       Bbm7        Gm7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10----------------------8---------6-----------15-------------------------|
D|--9-----------------------7---------6-----------15-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--9-----------------------7---------6-----------15-------------------------|
                Although it's been said many times, many ways

     Gb7     Fm7     Fb7  Ebm7 D7   Dbmaj7
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---15------13------13---11---11---10---------------------------------------|
D|---14------13------12---11---10---9----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---14------13------12---11---10---9----------------------------------------|
        Merry Christmas           to   you.
        


************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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collin.kattenge 35 Oct 30, 2013 11:09 PM

excellent, thank you so much for making this tab its absolutely marvelous

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sammyd11 10 Nov 09, 2017 08:11 AM

Going to take some work but I’m looking forward to learning it

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utbt16 10 Nov 30, 2017 02:41 PM

learning this for an upcoming show. thanks!

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