Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Traditional

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This song was originally written for the 1944 film 'Meet me in St Louis' sung by Judy Garland and is a lovely christmas tune to practice on any instrument :)

Did you know? This song has been covered by Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Coldplay, The Carpenters, Michael Bublé, Christina Aguilera and Sam Smith - this is a tune which really spans the generations :)

 

.C         E - G     C^  G-F    E-D    .C - D
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
.C     E        G       C^    G
Let your heart be light
.C          E       G  ^(C    D - C)     B     A    G      F     E
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight

 

.C         E - G     C^  G-F    E-D    .C - D
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
.C         E      G - C^     G
Make the Yuletide gay
.C          E      G  ^(C     D - C)     B     A    G#   B - C
From now on, our troubles will be miles away

 

^(E     E     E    D  C)   B-^(C   D)
Here we are as in olden days
C^-B      A - B     C)     B    B
Happy golden days of yore
^(C - C      C)          B      A      G     A    B
Faithful friends who are dear to us
G  -  A     B   ^(C D)    D      G
Gather near to us once more

 

.C               E       G       C^  G   F    E    D-.C-D
Through the years we all will be together
.C   E     G     C^-G
If the fates allow
.C        E    G-^(C   F    E-D    C)    B-^(D     E)
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
^(E     E)      F  -  A ^(C  E-D    C-B)     A  -  B       C^
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

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