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 G11 All through the year we waited Cmaj7 Dm7 Em7 Waited through spring and fall C Am/f# To hear silver bells ringing B7 Em7 see wintertime bringing Am7 D9 G11 The happiest season of all:
Cmaj7 Dm7 Em7 Fmaj7 G7 Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Cmaj7 Gm7 C7 Fmaj7 B7#9 E7 Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Am7 Dm7-5 Cmaj7 F#m7 B7 Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, Emaj7 Fm7 Bb9 Ebmaj7 Dm7 And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
G7 Cmaj7 Dm7 Em7 Fmaj7 Gsus4 G Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, Cmaj7 Gm7 C7 Fmaj7 B7#9 E7 Help to make the season bright. Am7 Dm7-5 Cmaj7 F#m7 B7 Tiny little tots with their eyes all aglow, Em7 Am7 Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 (G6 Cmaj7) Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
Gm7 C7 Gm7 C7 They know that San -- ta's on his way; Gm7 C7 Fmaj7 He's loaded lots of toys on his sleigh. *) Fm7 Bb7 Ebmaj7 And every mother's child is going to spy, Am7 D7 Dm7 G7 To see if reindeer really know how to fly.
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
And so I'm offering this simple phrase, To kids from one to ninety-two, Although its been said many times, many ways, B7 Em7 Am7 Dm7 G7 Cmaj7/e Am7 Dm7 Merry Christmas to you G7 Em7 Am7 Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 Merry Christmas to you
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.