Jingle Bell Rock chords

by Hilary Duff

  • Jingle Bell Rock - Words & Music: Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe
  • First Release: 1957 by Bobby Helms
  • Original Key: C Major
  • Chart Success in 1957: Peaked at No 13 for the US Billboard Most Played C&W by Jockeys, and reached No 6 for the US Billboard Best Seller in Stores
  • Featured Artist: Hilary Duff from the album Santa Claus Lane
  • Music: A Major with a key change to B♭ Major before the 4th verse in 4/4 time at 140 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: A, Amaj7, A6, Bm7, B7, E7, B♭, B♭maj7, B♭6, Cm7, D, F7, E♭, E♭m... charts below

Jingle Bell Rock by Hilary Duff

                  A                    Amaj7             Bm7                   E7
Intro: | Drums||: Quarter Note Rest Jingle Bell Rock | Jingle Bell Ro - | ock Oo - Woah - Oo | Yeah - eh :||
 4/4

    A              Amaj7           A6           Amaj7
1. Jin-gle Bell___ Jin-gle Bell___ Jin-gle Bell Rock
   A6            Amaj7     Bm7            E7
   Jin-gle Bells swing and Jin-gle Bells ring
   Bm7           E7         Bm7         E7
   Snow-ing and blow-ing up bush-els of fun
Bm7                    E7
   Now the Jin-gle hop has be-gun   
   

    A              Amaj7           A6           Amaj7
2. Jin-gle Bell___ Jin-gle Bell___ Jin-gle Bell Rock
   A6            Amaj7    Bm7           E7
   Jin-gle Bells chime in Jin-gle Bell time
   Bm7           E7          Bm7            E7
   Danc-ing and pranc-ing in Jin-gle Bell square
Bm7        E7      A
   In the fros-ty air

                 D                      Bm
Bridge: What a bright time___ It's the right time
            A
        To rock the night a-way
                 B7
        Jin-gle Bell time___ Is a swell time
      E7                                      
        To go glid-ing in a one-horse sleigh


     A        Amaj7             A6          Amaj7
3.  Gid-dy-up Jin-gle horse___ Pick up your feet
    A6        Amaj7      F#7                   
    Jin-gle a-round the clock
     D                        Dm
    Mix and a-min-gle in the jing-ling beat
 Bm7           E7             A
    That's the Jin-gle Bell (Rock)

     A                    Amaj7             Bm7                    E7
    |Quarter Note Rest Jingle Bell Rock | Jingle Bell Ro - | ock  Oo - Woah - Oo | Yeah - eh |

     A                    Amaj7             Bm7                    E7
    |Quarter Note Rest Jingle Bell Rock | Jingle Bell Ro - | ock  Oo - Woah - Oo | Yeah - eh (What a) |

                                       
                 D                      Bm7
Bridge: What a bright time___ It's the right time
            A
        To rock the night a-way
                 B7
        Jin-gle Bell time___ Is a swell time
        E7                                                      F7
        To go glid-ing in a one-horse  leigh___ (key change)  a one-horse sleigh


   Bb              Bbmaj7          Bb6          Bbmaj7
4. Jin-gle Bell___ Jin-gle Bell___ Jin-gle Bell Rock
   Bb6           Bbmaj7    Cm7            F7
   Jin-gle Bells swing and Jin-gle Bells ring
   Cm7           F7         Cm7         F7
   Snow-ing and blow-ing up bush-els of fun
Cm7                    F7
   Now the Jin-gle hop has be-gun
      

   Bb        Bbmaj7          Bb6          Bbmaj7
5. Gid-dy-up Jingle horse___ Pick up your feet
   Bb6       Bbmaj7     G7
   Jin-gle a-round the clock
   Eb                       Ebm
   Mix and a-min-gle in the jing-ling beat
Cm7           F7           Cm7           F7           Cm7           F7            Bb…
   That's the jin-gle Bell___ That's the Jin-gle Bell___ That's the Jin-gle Bell (Rock)
      
    Bb                   Bbmaj7             Cm7                    F7
   | Quarter Note Rest Jingle Bell Rock | Jingle Bell Ro - | ock  Oo - Woah - Oo | Yeah - eh |…repeat and fade

A Major → Bb Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:

Christmas Bells
  • This version may be a little out of reach for beginners as there are some pretty testing chords in this arrangement... stick with it, and before you know it this song will be a breeze.
  • The quarter-note/crotchet rest at the start of the Intro indicates that the drums come in on the 2nd beat of the bar. The next quarter-note/crotchet rest in bar 2 indicates the backing vocals come in on the second beat of that bar.
  • ||:       :|| means that anything between the 2 colons (:) is to be repeated once. Therefore, the 4 bars of Intro after the first bar of Drums is repeated once - 8 bars in total... just follow the singing if you are unsure.
  • (Rock) at the end of verse 3 actually belongs on the first beat of the next bar where the backing vocals come in. This is good to know if you are unsure of the timing.
  • Without the key change, the song is pretty easy, and I urge beginners to practice all the chords before the key change. If you are not playing along with the video, you can continue using these chords without a key change, as verses 4 & 5 are repeat verses.
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