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The Christmas Song  Bob Dylan

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The Christmas Song
The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Released on Christmas in the Heart (2009)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
Capo 1st fret (sounding key Ab major)
Some of these suggestions depend on the contexts in the song. E.g. the Cmaj7-Dm7-Em7 figure, which should be played with the barre chords; elsewhere the standard form may work just as good.
Am/F# 202210
Am7 575555 or x02010
B7#9 x2123x
Bb9 x13111 or x10111
Cmaj7 x35453
D9 x54555
Dm7 x57565 or xx0211
Dm7-5 xx0111 or x5656x
Ebmaj7 xx1333
Em7 (0)79787 or 010000
Emaj7 021100 or 022444
Fmaj7 133210 or x8-10-9-10-8
G11 3x3213 or 3x321x
G6 35x453
G7 x-10-9-10-8-x
[C]All through the year we [G11]waited
Waited through spring and [Cmaj7]fall[Dm7] [Em7]
To hear [C]silver bells [Am/F#]ringing
see [B7]wintertime [Em7]bringing
The [Am7]happiest [D9]season of [G11]all:
[Cmaj7]Chestnuts [Dm7]roasting on an [Em7]open fire,[Fmaj7] [G7]
[Cmaj7]Jack Frost [Gm7]nipping [C7]at your [Fmaj7]nose, [B7#9] [E7]
[Am7]Yuletide [Dm7-5]carols being [Cmaj7]sung by a [F#m7]choir, [B7]
And [Emaj7]folks dressed up like[Fm7] [Bb9]Eski[Ebmaj7]mos. [Dm7]
[G7]Everybody [Cmaj7]knows a [Dm7]turkey and some [Em7]mistletoe,[Fmaj7] [Gsus4] [G]
[Cmaj7] Help to [Gm7]make the [C7]season [Fmaj7]bright. [B7#9] [E7]
[Am7]Tiny little tot[Dm7-5]s with their [Cmaj7]eyes all [F#m7]aglow, [B7]
Will [Em7]find it [Am7]hard to [Dm7]sleep[G7] to[Cmaj7]night. [(G6] [Cmaj7)]
They know that [Gm7]San [C7]-- ta's on his [Gm7]way; [C7]
He's loaded [Gm7]lots of toys [C7] on his [Fmaj7]sleigh. *)
And [Fm7]every mother's [Bb7]child is going to [Ebmaj7]spy,
To see if [Am7]reindeer really [D7]know how to [Dm7]fly. [G7]
And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas to you
(instrumental bridge)
And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
[B7]Merry [Em7]Christma[Am7]s [Dm7]to [G7] yo[Cmaj7/E]u [Am7] [Dm7]
[G7]Merry [Em7]Christma[Am7]s [Dm7]to [G7] yo[Cmaj7]u
From the recent Bill Flanagan interview:
BF: I think you did drop the “goodies” on the sleigh. Did something about
that bother you?
BD: No not really. I don’t think I thought of it until you mentioned it. I
try my best to be exact, but sometimes things just fall away. We probably
recorded the song, got the feel right and moved on. Most likely we
didn’t even listen back. Just moved on to something else. I
don’t think that’s something I would have noticed anyway.
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem -

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Am/F# Am7 B7 B7#9 Bb7 Bb9 C C7 Cmaj7 Cmaj7/E D7 D9 Dm7 Dm7-5 E7 Ebmaj7 Em7 Emaj7 F#m7 Fm7 Fmaj7 G G11 G7 Gm7 Gsus4
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