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    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.