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the52blues
11-14-2010, 03:51 PM
Anyone here working up some Christmas tunes on their ukes?

wickedwahine11
11-14-2010, 04:07 PM
Yep, the two songs I'm doing now are Seeso's version of "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" and "Christmas Time Is Here" (the Charlie Brown Christmas song).

Chestnuts: http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?6990-The-Christmas-Song-(Chestnuts-Roasting-On-an-Open-Fire)&highlight=christmas
Charlie Brown: http://travellifeisshort.com/ChristmasTimeIsHere.pdf (I can't remember where I downloaded this but if anyone is upset about a potential copyright violation please just let me know and I will take it down)

Hippie Dribble
11-14-2010, 04:15 PM
Me too 52blues...got a few actually:

"The Rebel Jesus" by Jackson Browne
"Sittin On The Ice in the IceRink" by George Formby
"Shaving Cream" a trad. novelty song for which I've re-written the lyrics Christmas style
"Jesus Was A Capricorn" by Kris Kristofferson
"Nothin But A Child" by Steve Earle, and
"Bare Necessities" as an anti-materialism song vs. the West's general treatment of Christmas

I also run a little choir and we are working on a number of the great old Carols and faves like "Rudolph", "Jingle Bells", "Santa Claus is Coming..."

AzMichael
11-14-2010, 04:25 PM
Charlie Brown: http://travellifeisshort.com/ChristmasTimeIsHere.pdf

I do now...thanks!

:smileybounce:

~Michael

monty
11-14-2010, 04:34 PM
I've been working on an arrangement for Silent Night to impress the GF... she goes christmas bonkers!

hoosierhiver
11-14-2010, 05:03 PM
I've noticed that in general alot of Christmas songs are kind of hard to learn. Not alot of 1-4-5's

thejumpingflea
11-14-2010, 05:20 PM
Jingle Bell Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD8b1X5xjQ4)

I'll be Home for Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALUCfcEd1Hs)

Frosty the Snowman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCIlrspV6Os)

Here are my arrangements from last year. I don't remember how to play any of them...

the52blues
11-14-2010, 06:07 PM
I've noticed that in general alot of Christmas songs are kind of hard to learn. Not alot of 1-4-5's

As a guitar player first I found that Christmas songs were...well...just harder to play with all those chords too. A good friend of mine wrote a great song that I'll share with you. I heard it once a few years ago but couldn't find a recording of it so I made my own version. After hearing it here in this recording mine isn't that close....oh well....enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ouzVdDMJCM

the52blues
11-14-2010, 06:09 PM
I'm also working on Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride....

mds725
11-14-2010, 06:30 PM
I've been learning the chords for Jingle Bell Rock, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Oddly enough, the version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas I've been learning uses the same chord progression (G - Em - Am - D7) found in Always Look On The Bright Side of Life from Monty Python's Life of Brian and Spamalot.

Hippie Dribble
11-14-2010, 06:49 PM
I've been learning the chords for Jingle Bell Rock, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Oddly enough, the version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas I've been learning uses the same chord progression (G - Em - Am - D7) found in Always Look On The Bright Side of Life from Monty Python's Life of Brian and Spamalot.

hey Mark

any chance you could post the link to your version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"?...

I have a work colleague who wants me to accompany her singing it for our Carols night, but can't find a good version.

mm stan
11-14-2010, 07:24 PM
Me too 52blues...got a few actually:

"The Rebel Jesus" by Jackson Browne
"Sittin On The Ice in the IceRink" by George Formby
"Shaving Cream" a trad. novelty song for which I've re-written the lyrics Christmas style
"Jesus Was A Capricorn" by Kris Kristofferson
"Nothin But A Child" by Steve Earle, and
"Bare Necessities" as an anti-materialism song vs. the West's general treatment of Christmas

I also run a little choir and we are working on a number of the great old Carols and faves like "Rudolph", "Jingle Bells", "Santa Claus is Coming..."

Aloha Eugene,
I never heard of that one: Jesus is a Capricorn....makes sense..gotta check it out!!
Kris Kristofferson eh? thanks for sharing....MM Stan....

Lori
11-14-2010, 07:27 PM
Yep, the two songs I'm doing now are Seeso's version of "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" and "Christmas Time Is Here" (the Charlie Brown Christmas song).

Chestnuts: http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?6990-The-Christmas-Song-(Chestnuts-Roasting-On-an-Open-Fire)&highlight=christmas
Charlie Brown: http://travellifeisshort.com/ChristmasTimeIsHere.pdf (I can't remember where I downloaded this but if anyone is upset about a potential copyright violation please just let me know and I will take it down)

Thanks, I really like the "Christmas Time is Here"... sounds really great on the uke!
–Lori

mds725
11-14-2010, 09:53 PM
hey Mark

any chance you could post the link to your version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"?...

I have a work colleague who wants me to accompany her singing it for our Carols night, but can't find a good version.

The version I have comes through Ukulele Mike's tutorial on YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93PcJVxnqzk

On the YouTube page for this tutorial, there's this link to a downloadable pdf at mediafire.com: http://www.mediafire.com/?zyumyedcnt8ulmr

There are also several versions at chordie.com. http://chordie.com/browsesong.php/h.php?start=1192&end=1587&filter=

mendel
11-15-2010, 04:19 AM
Awesome Tabs!!!! Thanks so much!!!

olgoat52
11-15-2010, 06:44 AM
Sorry. What tabs? I only saw vids

mds725
11-15-2010, 07:01 AM
Sorry. What tabs? I only saw vids

Possibly these from post #2:

Chestnuts: http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/...ight=christmas
Charlie Brown: http://travellifeisshort.com/ChristmasTimeIsHere.pdf

Gary Jugert
12-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Here's my Christmas tab page: http://www.mammothgardens.com/christmas/

JoshFromTallGrassUkes
12-05-2010, 08:13 PM
Which apparently is actually called "Gloria." My good friend emailed John King a few years ago and got his personal arrangement of the tune. It's not for the faint of heart––I put in more than a few hours to be able to consistently play it.

I put the tabs up on the instructional site I'm building: TallGrassU.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ1_Ncxn0Eg

Hippie Dribble
12-05-2010, 09:50 PM
The version I have comes through Ukulele Mike's tutorial on YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93PcJVxnqzk

On the YouTube page for this tutorial, there's this link to a downloadable pdf at mediafire.com: http://www.mediafire.com/?zyumyedcnt8ulmr

There are also several versions at chordie.com. http://chordie.com/browsesong.php/h.php?start=1192&end=1587&filter=

thanks so much for this info mds725!!! :)

Teek
12-05-2010, 11:28 PM
After listing to TheJumpingFlea, I've decided to sell all my ukes except my dolphin & my custom unless Santa brings me that talent I asked for for Xmas! :p

joeybug
12-06-2010, 03:14 AM
I've been working on a load since about October time...before I got sick anyway, I have a few ready to play Christmas day when we're all about to sleep after watching the Queen's Speech at 3pm :D

Joe H
12-06-2010, 03:57 AM
I've been working on this version of Mele Kalikimaka. I don't have the speed yet, but I can finally follow along with what he's doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZqmQU3LIRU

Skottoman
12-06-2010, 04:44 AM
My "Here Comes Santa Claus" I learned this weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bU-8gK1g98



Cheers,
Skottoman