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This song is included in my totally awesome (and FREE) Christmas Carol Songbook, which includes lots of tips you don't see here. Merry Christmas!


Deck the Halls

Traditional

 

Each chord gets two beats unless otherwise noted. 

The standard version has some chords played for a single beat, which makes for somewhat choppy guitar playing.  I've smoothed things out in this version.

 

Chord Guide

      134211

F:    133211

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       231

Am:  x02210

      3    1

G7:   3x0001

         213

D7:   xx0212

 

 

 

Strumming Guide

Full-measure strum

d   D   D U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Half-measure strum

D   D U D   D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro:  / F - C - / G - C -/

 

C (1)                        Am (1)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,

G7       C          G     C

Fa la la la la, la la la la

C (1)                Am (1)

Tis the season to be jolly,

G7       C          G     C

Fa la la la la, la la la la

G7                      C

Don we now our gay apparel,

C          Am      D7   G 

Fa la la la la la, la la la

C (1)                    Am (1)

Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,

 F             C      G     C 

Fa la la la la, la la la la

 

C (1)                   Am (1)

See the blazing Yule before us

G7       C          G     C

Fa la la la la, la la la la

C (1)                       Am (1)

Strike the harp and join the chorus

G7       C          G     C

Fa la la la la, la la la la

G7                  C

Follow me in merry measure

C          Am      D7   G 

Fa la la la la la, la la la

C (1)                  Am (1)

While I tell the Yuletide treasure

F             C      G     C 

Fa la la la la, la la la la

 

C (1)              Am (1)

Fast away the old year passes

G7       C          G     C

Fa la la la la, la la la la

C (1)                   Am (1)

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses

G7       C          G     C

Fa la la la la, la la la la

G7                   C

Sing we joyous all together

C          Am      D7   G 

Fa la la la la la, la la la

C (1)                   Am (1)

Heedless of the wind and weather

F             C      G     C (hold) 

Fa la la la la, la la la la

 

End

 

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.