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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



    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.