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3 Chord Club: Gene Autry Christmas

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by dville

This week at the 3 Chord Club we learn three songs from the most famous of all Christmas cowboys Gene Autry.

Each Friday we choose three songs from a specific artist, label or genre of music that we’ll learn by ear. All the songs will contain three chords or less (with the exception of Bonus Chord songs)! You’ll find links to the lyrics but not the chords. That’s where your ears come in. Since you know the song has only one to three chords, try to figure out the changes, or chord progression by ear while watching the YouTube video. Here’s a hint, most of the time the chords will be the I-IV & V or V7 chords. In the Key of C, that’s C-F-G or G7. Remember, the sound examples may be in various keys. As an added bonus, try to figure out the key of the recording. If you can’t figure out the original key of a song or songs refer to the Extra Credit Hints at the bottom of the post.

Up On The Housetop (lyrics)
(Hint: I-V7-I-IV-I-V7-I)

Jingle Bells (lyrics)
(Hint: Bonus Chord II7 in the chorus)

Merry Texas Christmas, You All (lyrics)
(Hint: Bonus Chord II7 in the chorus)

Extra Credit Hints:
Up On The Housetop: Key C# (Chords C#-F#-G#7) 
Jingle Bells: Key Eb (Chords Eb-Ab-Bb)
Merry Texas Christmas, You All: Key F (Chords F-G7-Bb-C)

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