The Official Holiday Tab Thread

JonesyDaves

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Hey everyone- Happy Holidays! I thought it would be fun to have one thread with links to any festive songs tabbed out for the ukulele (on ukulele underground and otherwise) so those looking for holiday tabs this year and the years to come will have one place to find what's available. Seeso, Dominator, everyone else - thanks for allowing me to link to your pages. If anyone has a problem just let me know.

Unless otherwise noted, all songs are tabs/instrumental versions. I added links to chords when I thought it was a very cool version. I can add more chords upon request, but those seem to be easier to come by. If you were looking for chords, try these links to some ukulele Christmas chord songbooks:
http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/xmas/ - A great site with lyrics and chord diagrams.
http://www.ukuke.co.uk/Ukulele Christmas Song Book.pdf - You'll need to browse through all their songs, but great site. Neat "medley" ideas (link at the top of the page).
http://4thpeg.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/4th_Peg_Holiday_Songbook.pdf - Direct link to pdf file
http://www.vcn.bc.ca/vanukes/files/ChristmasSongbookVUCDec2004.pdf - Another direct link to pdf file

Also, notice the title is Holiday tab thread. At the moment they are all Christmas carols and songs, but should Hanukkah, New Years', or other songs be tabbed out, they will make the list as well.

Please let me know if I missed any. The list will be updated as more tabs are created.

That being said, here are the tabs:

Angels We Have Heard On High

http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/angels_heard_on_high.pdf

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N_JnJQG-_k&feature=user

alternative version: http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/angels_heard_on_high_2.pdf

mp3: http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/angels_on_high.mp3

Auld Lang Syne

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20873

Away In a Manger

http://www.ezfolk.com/uke/tabs1/bar.../away-in-a-manger-ez/away-in-a-manger-ez.html

a more complex version:
http://www.ezfolk.com/uke/tabs1/bar...fingerstyle/away-in-a-manger-fingerstyle.html

alternate version: http://www.akulele.com/tabs_awayinamanger.html

Baby, It's Cold Outside

chords: http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7008

Carol of the Bells

http://www.nalu-music.com/ukulele-tablature/index.php?page_id=62

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7eCz8SC86U

alternate tab: http://www.akulele.com/tabs_carolofthebells.html

Christmas Island

http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/christmas_island.pdf

mp3: http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/christmas_island_dp.mp3

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6990&highlight=christmas

chords: http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/xmas/xmas_chestnuts.html

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofEfN-EzZqI

Deck the Halls

http://poidogcomputing.com/deck_the_halls.txt

video: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9XohQmSV4Dg

Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming)

http://www.ebt.kicks-ass.net/galerie/displayimage.php?album=153&pos=3

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55imLgEMGa4&feature=related

The First Noel

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6950&highlight=christmas

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/godrest.txt

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

http://www.mammothgardens.com/christmas/HarkTheHeraldAngelsSing.pdf

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?p=75002#post75002

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcgnACXqsYA

Here Comes Santa Claus

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7048&highlight=christmas

taken from the end of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkudKP2iXsc

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/jesusjoy.txt

Jingle Bells

http://ukulelehunt.com/2007/12/06/christmas-ukulele-jingle-bells/

Let It Snow

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7485

tutorial:http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/1...2-let-it-snow/

play along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxq58RPhBPw

Mele Kalikimaka

http://ukulelehunt.com/2007/12/23/christmas-ukulele-mele-kalikimaka/

O Come, All Ye Faithful

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6948&highlight=christmas

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20717

Oh Du Fröhliche

http://www.ebt.kicks-ass.net/galerie/displayimage.php?album=153&pos=2 (click on the pdf)

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz4kqaq0vKs

O Little Town of Bethlehem

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6834&highlight=christmas

O Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree)

http://home.arcor.de/crazydawg/ukulele/o_tannenbaum.txt

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65k-tj2DTeA

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7106

alternate link: http://ukulelehunt.com/2007/12/13/christmas-ukulele-rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-tab/

Santa Baby

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7117

chords: http://ukulelehunt.com/2007/12/05/christmas-ukulele-wingereartha-kitt-santa-baby/

Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht)

http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/silent_night.txt

alternate tab: http://www.akulele.com/tabs_silentnight.html

alternate tab: http://www.ebt.kicks-ass.net/galerie/displayimage.php?album=153&pos=1 (click on the pdf)

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAzBj3-T2sw

Silver Bells

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6892&highlight=christmas

Vom Himmel Hoch Da Komm Ich Her

http://www.ebt.kicks-ass.net/galerie/displayimage.php?album=153&pos=0 (click on the pdf)

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDhInGzWrkE

What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6825&highlight=christmas

an alternate version: http://home.arcor.de/crazydawg/ukulele/greensleeves.txt

White Christmas:

http://ukulelehunt.com/2007/12/11/christmas-ukulele-bing-crosby-white-christmas/

alternate tab: http://www.raysukepage.blogspot.com/
 
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No problem. I'm really into the whole "Christmas Spirit," haha. And I start getting it waaaay too early. I just figured that as long as I was going through old tabs and finding new ones, I may as well organize it and let others benefit from it as well. Enjoy!
 
great job on the list! you were very generous to do that. now if that ain't xmas spirit, then somebody punch deach in the junk! or just punch him anyway.

I hope you got small fists.
 
Thanks! That was a really nice thing to do.
 
I was focusing more on tabs accessible to anyone without strings attached (eg having to pay). Let us know how the book is if you end up getting it, though!
 
Thanks for keeping up the good work Seeso! Keep them coming! I added the link into the main post.

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Thanks for the links! I posted the Alligator Boogaloo link in the foreword. It's laid out very nicely - definitely a must have for anyone looking for chords! I didn't realize at first that the version of Santa Baby you posted was uke specific - great find. Both have been added. Thanks!
 
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Here are some tabs for jingle bell rock
I know there's already chords out there for this, but I think these are more lead than rhythm.


-4-4-4--3-3-3--1-3-1--1-----
-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--2-----
-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--3-----
-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-----

It's not really the whole song, just a little part I stumbled upon while trying to learn the indiana jones theme
 
I've worked on Jingle Bell rock a little bit more. Nowhere near completion, but here it is:

I translated the intro to uke

-/9--9--9---/9-9-9--/9--12-------------------
-/10-10-10--/9-9-9--/10-10-10-12b-12-10------
---------------------------9--11b-11-9--11-9-
----------------------------------------11-9-

And then I took what you had and bumped it up so it's in the same key as the original song.

-5--5-5---4--4-4---2-4-2-2--
-2--2-2---2--2-2---2-2-2-3--
-2--2-2---2--2-2---2-2-2-4--
-2--2-2---2--2-2---2-2-2-2--
 
csl-lady says "Thanks so much!!!!!

:)This is great. I just bought a ukulele today and have been playing up a storm thanks to this site! I love it. Great job!!!!!
 
thnx heaps this is very helpful!! i'm playing some carols on the radio 2moz and my old carols book is lost!... but this has saved me.. thnx everyone! and merry christmas!! :D

also happy Chanukah!.. happy Kwanzaa... and any other holidays i may have forgotten/don't know about! :)
 
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