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Old 12-23-2020, 08:22 PM
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Default The Christmas Song by Bob Wells & Mel Torme (cover)



This classic American Christmas song was published in 1945 and first recorded by Nat Cole in the summer of 1946. It's a great song to do on a jazz guitar, in this case my Eastman archtop; it's full of major 7ths and ninth chords. I have always loved Nat Cole's version of this great song. Happy Holidays to you all out there and be well for the coming year of 2021.

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Loved it. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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Thank you! Much appreciated! Merry Christmas back to you and your lovely family! Stay safe and be well for 2021!

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Really liked that, beautiful accompaniment. Happy holidays and a healthy 2021.
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That was great, thanks for posting it. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

As an aside, I thought it said Bob Wills and Mel Torme. That would make for an interesting collaboration.
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Really liked that, beautiful accompaniment. Happy holidays and a healthy 2021.
Thank you Bert!

How wonderful to hear from you! I'm so glad you appreciated the accompaniment!

And thank you for the good holiday wishes! Let's hope that 2021 is an improvement over 2020!

Stay safe and be well Bert!

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That was great, thanks for posting it. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

As an aside, I thought it said Bob Wills and Mel Torme. That would make for an interesting collaboration.
Hi David!

Thanks so much for watching and for taking time to comment! I'm glad you appreciated this cover! And Merry Christmas back to you and your family, as well. Let's hope 2021 is an improvement over 2020!

Regarding the Bob Wills brain scramble, I had the same thought about what a crazy collaboration that would be with Mel Torme'!

Stay well out there!

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The Velvet Fog would be impressed. That song fits your voice well Glenn. Merry Christmas!
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The Velvet Fog would be impressed. That song fits your voice well Glenn. Merry Christmas!
Thank you Bob!

I appreciate the kind words!

Merry Christmas back to you and your family! I hope all is well for you!

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Thanks for posting that Glenn, great job!

Happy holidays!
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Thanks for posting that Glenn, great job!

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Thank you Barry!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy the season!

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Nice job as always. Love the guitar sound/tone, too!
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Nice job as always. Love the guitar sound/tone, too!
Thank you Keith!

I appreciate your listening and your comments! Merry Christmas to you!

I'm glad you like the sound of that Eastman archtop -- I do, too. This is the first time I have used this guitar in a recording even though I have owned it for a couple of years now. And for me, this is such a great song.

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Love it! And Merry Christmas, my friend!!!

Great job. My daughter asked me to play this one for her last night. I did my simplified version. You need to teach me all those great chords you are playing!

Enjoy the Holidays!
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Love it! And Merry Christmas, my friend!!!

Great job. My daughter asked me to play this one for her last night. I did my simplified version. You need to teach me all those great chords you are playing!

Enjoy the Holidays!
Hi Marty!

Thank you for the kind words! And Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! I hope you all have a great Christmas and great new year!

There is a fairly good lesson on YouTube from Frank Vignola that does a good job teaching you the basic chords in the key of C where I played this:



My version has a few other chords in it so that it is closer to the way Nat Cole's guitar player, John Collins, played this. You should be able to see those additional chords as I play them in my video. I will post my version below.

Stay safe and be well!

- Glenn
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The Christmas Song
By Robert Wells & Mel Tormé

Cmaj7____Dm7_______Em7__Am7
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,

Fmaj7__C9__Dbmaj7

Cmaj7____C9__________Fmaj7___B7
Jack Frost nipping at your nose,

Am7____Bb7_______Cmaj7___B7
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,

___Emaj7______Bb7_______Eb
And folks dressed up like Eskimos,

G7__Fmaj7__Cmaj7
everybody knows

__Dm7__Em7_____Am7
A turkey and some mistletoe,
Fmaj7__ C9__Dbmaj7

Cmaj7__C6_____C7____Fmaj7___B7
Help to make the season bright.

Am__Bb7_______Cmaj7_C6__B7
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow

____Em7__A7____Dm7__G7___C__Cmaj7
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

_____________Gm7__C7_____Fmaj7__Am7
They know that Santa's on his way;

_________Gm7__________C7________
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his
Fmaj7_Am7
sleigh.

_________Fm7____Bb7________Ebmaj7
And every mother's child is going to spy,

_______Dsus4___D7___________Dm7___G7
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

Cmaj7_Dm7_Em7____________Am7__Fmaj7_C9_Dbmaj7
And so I'm offering this simple phrase,

__Cmaj7_C6_C7________Fmaj7___B7
To kids from one to ninety-two,

__Am7__________Bb7_____Cmaj7__C6__
Although it’s been said many times, many
B7
ways,

Cdim__Em7_Eb9_Dm6_G9__Cmaj7
Merry Christmas to you.
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