Walking in the Air – The Snowman

Difficulty: Easy

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"Walking in the Air" is the main song from the 1978 animated Christmas film "The Snowman" and is a great practice piece for beginners on any instrument. Low notes are a marked with a dot (.) and higher ones are with a caret (^).

Did you know?  Originally sung by a young choir boy named Peter Auty, this song also been covered by Aled Jones, Annie Haslam, Cliff Richard, Elaine Paige, Nightwish, Sally Harmon, The Shadows, George Winston and many others.

 

A          ^D-^D   ^C   ^C   A
We're walking in the air

A          ^D-^D   ^C  ^C     A - F     G
We're floating in the moonlit sky

G      Bb-Bb   A    A-G
The people far below

D        F - F       E   E    D
Are sleeping as we fly

 

A          ^D-^D    ^C-^C    A
We're holding very tight

A     ^D-^D  ^C  ^C     A - F        G
I'm riding in the midnight blue

G     Bb-Bb  A   A    G
I'm finding I can fly

D     F       F-E      E     D
So high above with you

 

^D  ^D - ^C   ^C     A
Far across the world

A    ^D-^D-^C  ^C   A   F    G
The villages go by like trees

G     Bb-Bb    A     A      G
The rivers and the hills

D       F-F      E      E       D
The forest and the streams

 

^C# - ^D      E     F-G      A
Children gaze open mouthed

B - ^C   ^D    B - G
Taken by surprise

D#-F-G      A      Bb-^C
Nobody down below

A - ^D       ^C#     A
Believes their eyes

 

A         ^D-^D   ^C    ^C    A
We're surfing in the air

A            ^D - ^D     ^C   ^C     A-F     G
We're swimming in the frozen sky

G           Bb-Bb    A-A    G-D
We're drifting over icy

F  -  F              E - E      D
Mountains floating by

 

^C#-D-E       F - G         A
Suddenly swooping low

B     ^C   ^D-B     G
On an ocean deep

D#-F    G  G   A-Bb
Rising of a mighty

^C  -  A      ^D    ^C#    A
Monster from its sleep

 

A          ^D - ^D   ^C  ^C    A
We're walking in the air

A          ^D - ^D   ^C  ^C     A - F     G
We're floating in the moonlit sky

G      Bb-Bb   A    A-G
The people far below

D        F - F     E   E   D
Are sleeping as we fly

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