Welcome to my Blue Christmas guitar chords page where you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download.
Four artists recorded this song before Elvis Presley. Doye O'Dell had the first in 1948, followed Ernest Tubb, Hugo Whiterhalter and Russ Morgan in 1950. Elvis recorded his version in 1957 and is the most played version during the holiday season. The single wasn't available until 1964, the same year The Beach Boys recorded their version.
You may have a tendency to want to play a bass note during the rhythm and if you do, the only place that would fit is while on the B7 chord.
This song has a rockabilly vibe to it with a pretty simple rhythm pattern using a root up down up root up down up strum. Leading into the B7 change from the E you have a quick G,A, A# run to the B note on the A string.
What they did on the line "a-a-a bout you", they used a string bend from the Gb note up to the G, or you can use a quick slide up to that note. On an electric it's a bit easier to bend that note.
There is no need for a picking break here as the break is mainly hummed by backup, but I suppose you could if you wanted to.
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