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Frosty the Snowman

Steve Nelson and Walter Rollins


This song can be jazzed up until you're changing chords every two beats, which can be rough going, especially after a few eggnogs.  I've used the Gene Autry's cowboy-style version as inspiration for this beginner-intermediate arrangement.


Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003


D7:   xx0212


D:    xx0232


Bm:   x24432


Am:  x02210


Em:   022000

       1 2

A7:  x02020


Strumming Guide

Main 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:  / C - - - / G - - - / C - D7 - / G - - - /


G (2)                                 C               G

Frosty the Snow Man, was a jolly happy soul

            C                           G

With a corn-cob pipe and a button nose

             D                        G

and two eyes made out of coal.


G (2)                                 C                   G

Frosty the Snow Man, is a fairy tale they say

              C                              G       

He was made of snow but the children know

             C (½)    D7 (½)   G

how he came to life one day.



            C                              Bm             Am                    G

There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found,

         D                   B7                   Em (½)    A7 (½)   D

For when they put it on his head he began to dance   around.


          G (2)                             C                       G

Oh, Frosty the Snow Man was alive as he could be,

               C                           G                        

And the children say he could laugh and play

              C (½)      D7 (½)   G

just the same as you and me.


Repeat Intro


G (2)                                        C                       G

Frosty the Snow Man knew the sun was hot that day,

           C                                  G                       

So he said, "Let's run and we'll have some fun

           C (½)    D7 (½)   G

now before I melt     away."


G (2)                                      C                    G

Down to the village, with a broomstick in his hand,

               C                        G                       

Running here and there all around the square,

             C (½)      D7 (½)   G

saying "Catch me if you   can."


Bridge 2:

      C                               Bm                    Am             G

He led them down the streets of town right to the traffic cop,

             D                   B7                      Em (½)     A7 (½)   D

And he only paused a moment when he heard him holler, "Stop!"


G (2)                                    C                 G

Frosty the Snow Man had to hurry on his way,

             C                                   G                        

But he waved good-bye, saying, "Don't you cry;

          C (½)    D7 (½)     G

I'll be back again some day."



G (3)

Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump,


Look at Frosty go.

G (2)

Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump,

G (½)       D7 (½)    G (hold 3rd beat)

over the hills of   snow



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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.

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