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Jingle Bells

James Lord Pierpont

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         213

D7:   xx0212

       1 2

A7:  x02020

         132

D:    xx0232

 

 

 

 

        d   D   D U D U

Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   d = soft downstrum

 

 

Intro: / C - - - / G - - - / D7 - - - / G - - - /

 

  G (3)                                                                   C (2)

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh,

                             D7 (2)                     G

O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way,

  G (3)                                                 C (2)

Bells on bobtails ring, making spirits bright,

                         D7 (2)                                        G (hold ½)   D7 (hold ½)

What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight,         oh

 

Chorus:

G (4)

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

C                    G                  A7                      D (hold ½)    D7 (hold ½)   

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh,        hey,

G (4)

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

C                    G                  D7                      G

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

 

     G (3)                                              C (2)

A day or two ago, I thought I'd take a ride,

                                  D7 (2)                           G

And soon Miss Fanny Bright was seated by my side;

        G (3)                                                                 C (2)

The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed his lot,

                       D7 (2)                                    G (hold ½)   D7 (hold ½)

He got into a drifted bank, and we, we got upsot.

 

Chorus

 

     G (3)                                         C (2)

A day or two ago, the story I must tell

                              D7 (2)                        G

I went out on the snow and on my back I fell.

     G (3)                                                     C (2)

A gent was riding by in a one-horse open sleigh,

                                     D7 (2)                                      G (hold ½)   D7 (hold ½)

He laughed as there I sprawling lie, but quickly drove away.

 

Chorus

 

  G (3)                                                         C (2)

Now the ground is white, go it while you're young,

                         D7 (2)                                   G

Take the girls tonight, and sing this sleighing song;

        G (3)                                                   C (2)

Just get a bob-tailed bay, two-forty as his speed,

                                  D7 (2)                                        G (hold ½)   D7 (hold ½)

Hitch him to an open sleigh, and crack! you'll take the lead.

 

Chorus, End on last G


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.