Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Traditional

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Rudolph first appeared in a children's colouring book in 1939 which was published by Montgomery Ward, a Chicago-based department store, which handed out the free books to children each Christmas. The song then followed in 1949 :)


G  -  A         G     E  -  C        A - G
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
G      A   G-A   G-C    B
Had a very shiny nose.
F        G    F   D-B     A      G
And if you ever saw him,
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You would even say it glows.


G     A    G    E - C    A - G
All of the other reindeer
G          A      G      A     G      C       B
Used to laugh and call him names
F         G - F    D      B     A  -  G
They never let poor Rudolph
G        A   G-A   G  -  D^     C
Play in any reindeer games.


A         A      C - A     G  -  E       G
Then one foggy Christmas Eve
F - A     G       F      E
Santa came to say
D  -  D         G        A       B       B      B
"Rudolph with your nose so bright
C           C       B         A      G      F  -  D
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"


G          A    G     E  -  C      A       G
Then all the reindeer loved him
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As they shouted out with glee,
F   -   G      F      D  -  B        A  -  G
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
G         A      G      A    G - D^-C
You'll go down in history!

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