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    Christmas (39)

    1. All I want for Xmas is My Two Front Teeth (Tom's) - Unknown Composer
    2. Angels We Have Heard On High - Unknown
    3. Aukld Lang Syne (Tom's) - Robbie Burns
    4. Away In A Manger (Tom"s) - Traditional
    5. Blue Christmas (Tom's) - Composer Unknown
    6. Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabelle - Unknown Composer
    7. Christmas Don't Be Late (Tom's) - Alvin and the Chipmunks
    8. Christmas Song (Tom's Accompaniment) - Tormé-Wells
    9. Deck The Halls (Tom's) - Traditional
    10. Feliz Navidad (Tom's) - Jose Feliciano
    11. First Noël, The (Tom's) - Traditional
    12. Frosty The Snowman (Tom's) - Rollins-Nelson
    13. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Tom's) - Traditional
    14. Good King Wenceslas (Tom's) - Traditional
    15. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - as performed by Willie Nelson Tom's Arr
    16. Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Tom's) - Traditional
    17. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Tom's) - Martin-Blane
    18. I'll Be Home For Christmas (Tom's) - Gannon-Kent-Ram
    19. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Richard Willis
    20. Jingle Bell Rock (Tom's) - Beal-Boothe
    21. Jingle Bells (Tom's) - James Pierpont
    22. Joy To The World (Tom's) - Handel-Mason-Watts
    23. Let It Snow (Tom's) - Styne Cahn
    24. Little Drummer Boy, The (Tom's) - Davis, Onorati, Simeone
    25. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Tom's) - John Wade
    26. O Holy Night (Tom's) - Unknown Composer
    27. O Tannenbaum (Tom's) - Unknown Composer
    28. Over The Rainbow (Tom's) - Harold Arlen
    29. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Rock) - Johnny Marks
    30. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Tom's) - Johnny Marks
    31. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Tom's) - Coots-Gillespie
    32. Silent Night (Tom's) - Gruber-Mohr-Young
    33. Silver Bells (Tom's) - Livingston-Evans
    34. We 3 Kings (Tom's) - Traditional
    35. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Tom's) - Traditional
    36. What A Wonderful World (Tom's) - Weiss-Thiele
    37. What Child Is This or Greensleeves (Tom's) - William Dix
    38. White Christmas (Tom's) - Unknown Composer
    39. Winter Wonderland (Tom's) - Felix Bernard

    Enjoy! Any suggestions or improvements I'd appreciate hearing about.

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    One improvement would be to credit these composers:

    All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth is by Donald Yetter Gardner
    Blue Christmas is by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson
    O Holy Night is by Adolphe Adam
    O Tannenbaum is by Ernst Anschütz
    White Christmas is by Irving Berlin
    There's two kinds of mistakes you can play: The ones you notice, and the ones somebody else might notice.

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    Thanks. I apologize for the omission. (I added their names to my charts but for now I won't repost these songs.)
    Last edited by ged2phd; 12-12-2013 at 11:05 PM.

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    Apology not necessary, but accepted. Including the composer's name whenever possible improves iReal's search function in both the Forum and on your device. Plus it never hurts to enhance one's own musical knowledge while crediting someone's work at the same time. Plus I'm kind of OCD about composers. Thanks for posting, and thanks for your other posts.
    There's two kinds of mistakes you can play: The ones you notice, and the ones somebody else might notice.

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    No, I totally agree with you - I didn't even think about the search implications, which is a great point, but it is nice to give credit where due. I was just in too big of an all-fired hurry trying to post versions that actually sound something like the carols we all know in time for the holidays.

    On that note, here are some more songwriting credits:

    Angels We Have Heard On High: Traditional French Carol, English Translation: James Chadwick,1862
    Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabelle: French Provençal carol by Émile Blémont Translation: Edward Cuthbert Nunn
    Deck The Halls: Welsh lyrics "Nos Galan" by Talhaiarn (John Jones) translated by Thomas Oliphant, ca. 1866
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: Words: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Music: L. H. Redner
    Good King Wenceslas: Adapted from 13th Century spring carol by Rev. Thomas Helmore 1582; Words: John Mason Neale, 1853
    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Randy Brooks
    Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Music: "Mendelssohn" (William Hayman Cummings);words Charles Wesley, George Whitfield, Martin Madan et al.
    We Three Kings, John Henry Hopkins, Jr
    We Wish You A Merry Christmas, English Traditional, 16th Century
    Last edited by ged2phd; 12-13-2013 at 03:30 PM.

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    Here are 3 more tunes:

    Baby, It's Cold Outside (Tom's) - Frank Loesser

    Santa Baby (Tom's) - Joan Javits, Phil Springer Tony Springer

    Have A Holly Jolly Christmas (Tom's) - Johnny Marks
    Last edited by ged2phd; 12-18-2013 at 11:42 PM.

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    so many wrong chord sequences!!! e.g.. B section Jingle bells, first 4 bars C | C maj7 C6 | C Fm6 | C
    etc, happy to send you edits...

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    If chords were limited to only being either right or wrong, there'd be no jazz.

    If you have preferred progressions that are substantially different from the multiple versions of the many songs already posted that you'd like to share here too, you are welcome to post them (in iReal format).

    Please read about our posting conventions:
    http://www.irealb.com/forums/showthr...&p=301#post301

    Use the search function (magnifying glass icon at the top of the page) to find already posted songs and explore.

    Welcome to the forums.
    )BOB
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 12-24-2013 at 02:48 PM.

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    @ plectrumking

    Sorry you don't like the arrangements. I don't doubt I've made plenty of mistakes. The chords are simply meant to be accompaniments to the lyrics in most cases, and if you play them as written I think you'll find they work with the melody, sometimes maybe even better than the "correct" sequences on many chord charts. You're meant to play with them and embellish them according to your skill level, especially since I haven't mastered 1/8 or 1/16 notes on the player. So by all means have at it with your substitutions on "Jingle Bells," tho I think the "bouncy C" I used there works fine (and that F in the 4th measure), especially when you're singing it with the kids. But try playing eg "Christmas Song" as I've rendered it and I think you've got a much better approximation than anything I've found even tho it's not what I'd call correct. I myself don't really play it as it's written, in part because I can't write it on this program like I actually play it. (Too many notes, as Salieri says in the play.) But the melody basically goes through those chords, and you can work out the chord melody for yourself using it as a base, or you can just play those chords as you sing the words. Same goes for all the other songs. Either way, your friends and family can join in and it won't spoil your Christmas. In fact, it might be kind of merry. Hope this one was great, and here's wishing you many more.
    Last edited by ged2phd; 01-07-2014 at 11:40 PM.

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    Judging from plectrumking's 4 bars of Jingle Bells, I wouldn't lose any sleep over his drive-by criticism. Maybe one day he'll post a chart that humbles us all with its brilliant insight and subtle artistic interpretation, but don't hold your breath.
    There's two kinds of mistakes you can play: The ones you notice, and the ones somebody else might notice.

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