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Little Drummer Boy  Jars of Clay

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)
When we come[C#m]
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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