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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 :)

 

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas

C         E       G     ^C     G
Let your heart be light

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From now on, our troubles will be out of sight...

 

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas

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Make the Yuletide gay

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From now on, our troubles will be miles away...

 

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Here we are as in olden days

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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

 

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Through the years we all will be together

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If the fates allow

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Hang a shining star upon the highest bough

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And have yourself a merry little Christmas now!

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