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Tips for playing "Rudolph": If don't know how to barre a Bm, this might be a good opportunity to learn it, since it's only played in the slow and loose, and thus forgiving, intro. Otherwise, you can use the Bm7 substitution. Also, more advanced guitarists can give this song a country feel by alternating the bass and throwing in a bass walkup from G -> C when moving from the first to the second part. Saddle up them reindeer and let's move out!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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D U B D U
Strum: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + w/swing feel
Intro (Play freely, one strum/chord):
C Bm Am G
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen
C Bm Am G
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games
Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then how the reindeer loved him.
As they shouted out with glee:
"Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
G (hold 3rd beat)
You'll go down in history"
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.