Written by Sammy Cahn and David Jack Holt
Released on Christmas in the Heart (2009)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
Don’t let the long names scare you off. Rule of thumb #1: it will rarely hurt to chop off from the end (e.g. E7-9 is just a spiced-up E7). Rule of thumb #2: a plain 7 or m7 will usually work just fine.
A7-9 5453x0 D7+9 x5456x G7-9 32310x or x-10-9-10-9-x F#7-9 x98989 or x9898x B7+9 x2123x Dmaj7 x57675 Em7 (0)79787 A7+9 x07688 F#m7 x-9-11-9-10-9 D7 x5453x G9 x-10-9-10-10-10 E7-9 076760 or 076767 B9 x21222 or x24222 Em6 042000 or 022020 A7/6 575675
A7-9 . D7+9 . | G7-9 . F#7-9 . | B7+9 . E7 . | A7 . . .
Dmaj7 Em7 The jingle bells are jingling Dmaj7 A7+9 The streets are white with snow Dmaj7 Em7 F#m7 G The happy crowds are mingling D7 But there's no one that I know G9 I'm sure that you'll forgive me D7 C7 B7 If I don't enthuse E7-9 A7 F#7 B7 E7 A7 I guess I've got the Christmas blues
I've done my window shopping There's not a store I've missed But what's the use of stopping When there's no one on your list You'll know the way I'm feeling When you love and you lose E7-9 A7 D7 I guess I've got the Christmas blues
F#m7 B9 When somebody wants you F#m7 B9 Somebody needs you Em7 C Em6 Christmas is a joy of joy G#m7 C#9 But friends when you're lonely G#m7 C#9 You'll find that it's only F#m7 B9 A thing for little girls Em7 A7 and little boys
May all your days be merry Your seasons full of cheer But 'til it's January I'll just go and disappear Oh Santa may have brought you some stars for your shoes But Santa only brought me the blues E7-9 Those brightly packaged tinsel covered A7/6 D . . . | G7-9 . F#7-9 . | B7+9 . E7 . | A7sus4 . A7 Christmas blues
[First half of verse instrumental] Oh Santa may have brought you some stars for your shoes But Santa only brought me the blues Those brightly packaged tinsel covered D7 . . . | G7-9 . F#7-9 . | B7+9 E7 A7 D9 ~ | ~ ~ ~ Christmas blues