Rockin Around The Christmas Tree Chord Chart

Welcome to my Rockin Around the Christmas Tree Chord Chart by Brenda Lee. Fantastic song. This song isn't really one I teach to beginners but with enough practice and simplification of the strumming even an absolute beginner should be able to handle this song. Having the Capo at the first fret also helps, but there is still a Bm chord to contend with. I have added the simplified Bm chord below.

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The strumming on this can also be a bit tricky sit it's syncopated, mean we are missing some of the down strums. Some of the chords also change on the up strum which gives this song a little bit of a hop feel to it. Beginners, use a simple 2 or 4 down strums per chord as indicated in the chart.

Strumming:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   DU     UDU

Strumming on split measures: The chord changes takes place on the 1st up strum
Am7   D7      
1  +  2 + 3 + 4 +
D      DU     UDU

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree Chord Chart

Capo at 1st fret


Intro:
G  Em  C  D

 Verse:
  G                             G                                 D7                    D7
Rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop
|Am7         D7|            |Am7     D7|          | Am7    D7|         G
Mistletoe hung where you can see every couple wants to stop


Verse:
  G                             G                                  D7                    D7
Rocking around the Christmas tree let the Christmas spirit ring
| Am7          D7|          |  Am7     D7|      |Am7       D7|      G
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling


Bridge:
  C                       C                Bm                     Bm
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Em                   Em7                A7 (hold)                 D7
Voices singing let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly


Verse:
  G                             G                                 D7                    D7
Rocking around the Christmas tree, have a happy holiday
|Am7         D7|       |Am7 D7 |       |Am7       D7  |          G
Everyone dancing merri  ly in the new old-fashioned way

Solo:
G G D7 D7  | Am7 D7 | | Am7 D7 | | Am7 D7 |  G
G G D7 D7  | Am7 D7 | | Am7 D7 | | Am7 D7 |  G


Bridge:
  C                       C                Bm                     Bm
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Em                   Em7                A7 (hold)                 D7
Voices singing let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly


Verse:
   G                                G                              D7                 D7
Rocking around the Christmas tree, have a happy holiday
|Am7         D7|     | Am7  D7   |       D7           D7           G   Em  C G(hold)
Everyone dancing merri  ly in the new old-fashioned way


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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