The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song with chords.

  • Lyrics and guitar chords to The Christmas Song also known as Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire.
  • Music and Lyrics: Mel Tormé and Bob Wells.
  • More info and lyrics: The Christmas Song lyrics

Video

In this youtube-clip Dr Christmas (vocals) and Mr Christmas (guitar) are singing and playing The Christmas Song live in the studio.

Chords

Guitar chords to The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).

Two versions below – A and C.

The Christmas Song in A

Use a capo to easily change the key!

Chord chart

Guitar chords to The Christmas Song in a chord chart.
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Lyrics and chords

--THE CHRISTMAS SONG (A)--

Mel Tormé and Bob Wells.

A6        Bm7            C#m7     Dmaj7    (C#m7 Bm7)
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
A6         Em7     A7      Dmaj7  G9    
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
A6       G9           F#m7      Ebm7  D7   
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
    C#maj7        Dm7     G9  Cmaj7  Bm7 Bb9              
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.......everybody
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A6      Bm7             C#m7     Dmaj7  (C#m7 Bm7)       
knows a turkey and some mistletoe
A6      Em7      A7     Dmaj7  G9    
Help to make the season bright
A6   G9              F#m7      Ebm7  D7   
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
     C#m7    C9      Bm7   Bb9 A6 
Will find it hard to sleep to-night
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               Em7   A7       Dmaj7 
They know that Santa's on his way
            Em7              A7             Dmaj7 
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
          Dm7            G7       Cmaj7 
And every mother's child is gonna spy
          B7                          E7 
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
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A6        Bm7            C#m7     Dmaj7    (C#m7 Bm7)
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
A6         Em7     A7      Dmaj7  G9    
To kids from one to ninety-two
  A6               G9        F#m7        Ebm7  D7 
Although it's been said many times, many ways
      C#m7 C9 Bm7 E7 A6  
Merry Christmas   to you

The Christmas Song in C

The Christmas Song in the key of C.

Lyrics and chords

THE CHRISTMAS SONG (C)

by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells.

C6        Dm7            Em7      Fmaj7 (Em7 Dm7)
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
C6         Gm7     C7      Fmaj7  Bb9
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
C6       Bb9          Am7       Gbm7  F7
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
    Emaj7         Fm7     Bb9 Ebmaj7 Dm7 Db9        
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.......everybody
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C6      Dm7             Em7      Fmaj7 (Em7 Dm7)       
knows a turkey and some mistletoe
C6      Gm7      C7     Fmaj7  Bb9
Help to make the season bright
C6   Bb9             Am7       Gbm7  F7
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
     Em7     Eb9     Dm7   Db9 C6
Will find it hard to sleep to-night
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               Gm7   C7       Fmaj7
They know that Santa's on his way
            Gm7              C7             Fmaj7
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
          Fm7            Bb7      Ebmaj7
And every mother's child is gonna spy
          D7                          G7
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
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C6         Dm7           Em7      Fmaj7 (Em7 Dm7)
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
C6        Gm7      C7     Fmaj7  Bb9
To kids from one to ninety-two
  C6               Bb9       Am7         Gbm7  F7
Although it's been said many times, many ways
      Em7 Eb9 Dm7 G7 C6  
Merry Christmas   to you