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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, but this puts the song out of reach for a lot of guitarists. So for my free Christmas Caroling Songbook, I've used Gene Autry's cowboy-style version as inspiration. Employ the same Bm7 I recommended for "Rudolph" if you need to avoid barre chords, and keep your eyes peeled for anchor fingers: There's one in the C -> D7 transition.


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



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.