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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Words and Music by Johnny Marks - 1949
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1949, played for 12 weeks.
Dm7           Em G9             C Dm7           Em G9            C
Am             E7 Am Am7           D9 G7
C - -                         Cdim G7
- - -                  G+ C
- - -                         Cdim G7
- - - C               C7
F C               C7 Dm               G7 C
G - D7 G7
C - -                         Cdim G7
- - - C       (repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of C.  The verse starts with a Dm Chord.
The verse is at a slower tempo then the chorus.
You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen.
But do you recall, The most famous reindeer of all?
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names,
They never let poor Rudolph play in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then how the reindeer loved him, as they shouted out with glee:
"Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history!"
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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