The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Words:Unknown
Music:Unknown
Performed By:  Nat "King" Cole (1946), Sammy Davis, Jr, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, The Carpenters, Garth Brooks
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A7
Am
Am7
B7
Bb
Bb9
C
C7
C9
Cdim
Cm
Cm7
C/B
D7-5
Unknown
Dm7
E
E7
Em7
F
Fdim
Fm7
Fmaj7
G
G(III)
G7
Gm7
Words & Music by Mel Torme & Robert Wells
Recorded by Nat "King" Cole, 1946 (Re-released 1960)


(intro verse not present in Nat "King" Cole version)
All through the year we've waited
Waited through spring and fall
To hear silver bells ringing
See winter time bringing the happiest season of all


C		 Dm7     G7	 C          Dm7   G7
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,

C		 C7			   F      E7
Jack Frost nipping at your nose,

Am	    Fdim	       C   C/B     B7
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,

      E		   Bb			 G(III)     -   G7
And folks dressed up like Eskimos;

G          C       Dm7   G7	    C           Dm7   G7
Ev'rybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe

   C		C7			  F       Bb9
Helps to make the season bright;

 C   G			 C    C/B Cdim
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow

      Em7     A7      Dm7  G7    C 
Will find it hard to sleep to - night.


	          Gm7 C9              Gm7   C9
They know that San  -  ta's on his way,

		  Gm7		     C9             Fmaj7
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh;

           Fm7		     Bb9          Cm   Cm7
And ev'ry mother's child     is gonna spy

          Am7             D7-5	    G7
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.


    C	 Dm7        G7	      C              Dm7   G7
And so I'm of - fer - ing this simple phrase,

     C	    C7		    F       Bb9
For kids from one to ninety-two,

    Am7             Fdim       C    C/B  Cdim
Although it's been said many times, many ways,

 Fdim  C	  Am7  Dm7  G7  C      
Merry Christmas       to you.
 

(Musical interlude same as bridge)

    C 	 Dm7        G7	      C              Dm7   G7
And so I'm of - fer - ing this simple phrase,

      C		C7		    F    Bb9
For kids from one to ninety-two,

    Am7		     G7		C     C/B  Cdim
Although it's been said many times, many ways,

Fdim    C	  Am7  Dm7  G7  C   C/B   Bb9
Merry Christmas       to you----,

Cdim	 C	  Am7  Dm7 G7   C
Merry Christmas  to----  you.
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