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

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes 
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: play open
x: don't play string
alt: alternative chord voicing

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
          A              Amaj7             A6               Bm7              B7               E7
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|-1-|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|-4-|---|   e|---|---|---|
   B|---|-3-|---|   B|---|-3-|---|   B|---|-1-|---|   B|-1-|-2-|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|
   G|---|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|-3-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|
   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-1-|---|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|---|   D|---|---|---|
   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|-2-|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---| 
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        2   3   4        1   2   3        1   2   3 

         Bb             Bbmaj7             Bb6              Cm7               D               F7
   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|-3-|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|-2-|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|-4-|   B|-1-|---|-4-|   B|-1-|---|-3-|   B|-1-|-2-|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|
   G|-1-|---|-3-|   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|-3-|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|-1-|-2-|---|
   D|-1-|---|-2-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|---|---|---|   D|-1-|---|---|
   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|---|---|x  A|-1-|---|-3-|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|-1-|---|---| 
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        3   4   5        1   2   3        1   2   3 

       Bb(alt)        Bbmaj7(alt)        Bb6(alt)         E7(alt)            Eb               Ebm
   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|-1-|   e|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|---|---|-4-|   B|---|---|-4-|   B|---|---|-1-|   B|---|---|-4-|   B|-1-|---|-4-|   B|-1-|-2-|---|
   G|---|---|-3-|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|---|-1-|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|-1-|---|-3-|   G|-1-|---|-4-|
   D|---|---|-2-|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-1-|   D|---|---|---|   D|-1-|---|-2-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|
   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|-2-|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        6   7   8        6   7   8 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       A              Amaj7             A6               Bm7              B7               E7
 |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|-1-|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|-4-|---|e   |---|---|---|e
 |---|-3-|---|B   |---|-3-|---|B   |---|-1-|---|B   |---|-2-|-1-|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B
 |---|-2-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|-3-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G
 |---|-1-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |---|---|-1-|D   |---|---|---|D
 |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |---|-2-|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        4   3   2        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets  
   
      Bb             Bbmaj7             Bb6              Cm7               D               F7
 |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-3-|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|-2-|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |-4-|---|-1-|B   |-4-|---|-1-|B   |-3-|---|-1-|B   |---|-2-|-1-|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B
 |-3-|---|-1-|G   |---|-2-|-1-|G   |-3-|---|-1-|G   |-4-|---|-1-|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|-2-|-1-|G
 |-2-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|-1-|D
 |---|---|-1-|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |---|---|-1-|A  x|---|---|---|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|-1-|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        5   4   3        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets
   
     Bb(alt)       Bbmaj7(alt)        Bb6(alt)         E7(alt)            Eb               Ebm
 |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-1-|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |-4-|---|---|B   |-4-|---|---|B   |-1-|---|---|B   |-4-|---|---|B   |-4-|---|-1-|B   |---|-2-|-1-|B
 |-3-|---|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |-1-|---|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |-3-|---|-1-|G   |-4-|---|-1-|G
 |-2-|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-1-|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |-2-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D
x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |---|---|-1-|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        8   7   6        8   7   6  Frets 

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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