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Carol of the Bells – Traditional

Difficulty: Medium

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  • _C
  • _D
    _C#
    _Db
  • _E
    _D#
    _Eb
  • _F
  • _G
    _F#
    _Gb
  • _A
    _G#
    _Ab
  • _B
    _A#
    _Bb
  • .C
  • .D
    .C#
    .Db
  • .E
    .D#
    .Eb
  • .F
  • .G
    .F#
    .Gb
  • .A
    .G#
    .Ab
  • .B
    .A#
    .Bb
  • C
  • D
    C#
    Db
  • E
    D#
    Eb
  • F
  • G
    F#
    Gb
  • A
    G#
    Ab
  • B
    A#
    Bb
  • ^C
  • ^D
    ^C#
    ^Db
  • ^E
    ^D#
    ^Eb
  • ^F
  • ^G
    ^F#
    ^Gb
  • ^A
    ^G#
    ^Ab
  • ^B
    ^A#
    ^Bb
  • *C
  • *D
    *C#
    *Db
  • *E
    *D#
    *Eb
  • *F
  • *G
    *F#
    *Gb
  • *A
    *G#
    *Ab
  • *B
    *A#
    *Bb
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Originally based off a traditional Ukrainian folk song, 'Carol of the Bells' was re-imagined in the early 1900's and is now one of the most iconic Christmas tune. A great beginner piece as the notes are simple and repetitive, which makes for a great opportunity to practice rhythm an timings.

Did you know? Low notes are marked with a dot (.) and high notes with a caret (^).

 

Bb         A     Bb     G
Hark how the bells,

Bb         A-Bb    G
Sweet silver bells,

Bb     A     Bb   G
All seem to say,

Bb            A     Bb-G
Throw cares away

 

Bb - A          Bb   G
Christmas is here,

Bb - A         Bb       G
Bringing good cheer,

Bb      A       Bb     G
To young and old,

Bb          A    Bb    G
Meek and the bold.

 

Bb          A       Bb      G
Ding dong ding dong

Bb      A     Bb     G
That is their song

Bb       A-Bb     G
With joyful ring

Bb   A-Bb-G
All caroling.

 

Bb          A     Bb   G
One seems to hear

Bb           A    Bb      G
Words of good cheer

Bb         A - Bb - G
From everywhere

Bb - A    Bb   G
Filling the air.

 

^D    ^C     ^D      Bb
Oh how they pound,

^D - ^C    ^D      Bb
Raising the sound,

^D     ^C    ^D     Bb
O'er hill and dale,

^D - ^C   ^D     Bb
Telling their tale.

 

^G-^G  ^G ^F-^D#
Gaily they ring

^D      ^D-D   ^C-Bb
While people sing

^C       ^C   ^C     ^D-^C
Songs of good cheer,

G  -  G          G    G
Christmas is here...

 

D-E       F#-G     A-Bb
Merry, Merry, Merry,

^C-^D      ^C-Bb
Merry Christmas,

D-E      F#-G       A-Bb
Merry, Merry, Merry,

^C-^D       ^C-Bb
Merry Christmas!

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