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    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Johnny Marks


    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010


    Bm:   x24432


    Am:  x02210

          3    4

    G:    3x0003


    Em:   022000

           1 2

    A7:  x02020


    D7:   xx0212


    D:    xx0232


            B   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

      Em           Am

    But do you recall

                   A7                       D7

    The most famous reindeer of all?


    w/strum pattern:

      G (3)

    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer


    Had a very shiny nose

     D (3)

    And if you ever saw it


    You would even say it glows

    G (3)

    All of the other reindeer


    Used to laugh and call him names

        D (3)

    They never let poor Rudolph


    Join in any reindeer games


        C                      G

    Then one foggy Christmas Eve

      C                   G

    Santa came to say:

       D (2)

    "Rudolph with your nose so bright

       A7                         D7

    Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

        G (3)

    Then how the reindeer loved him.


    As they shouted out with glee:

       D (3)

    "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.