Santa Claus Is Coming To Town chords & lyrics

Kids Christmas Songs

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Words: Haven Gillespie Music: J. Fred Coots Original Key Signature: C Major
First Recording: Harry Reser (banjoist) and band on Oct 24th, 1934. Tom Stacks featured on vocals.
First Performance: November 1934 on Eddie Cantor's radio show. It became an instant hit with over 400,000 copies of sheet music sold by Christmas... more
Featured Artists: The Coundown Kids Album: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Key Signature: B♭ Major Time Signature: 4/4 Tempo: 84 bpm (Minim)
Capo on 1st fret: Play in A Major Chords w/capo: A, A7, D, Dm, F#m, Bm, B7, E, E7
A: x02220 A7: x02020 Dm: x00231 F#m: 244222 (B)
Bm7: x20202 Bm7: x24232 (B) B7: x21202 D: x00232
E: 022100 E7: 020100 E7: 020130 E7: 022130
See key transpositions below (A Major, B♭Major & C Major) (B) barre chord

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Coundown Kids

Capo: 1st fret if playing with the video
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  by The Countdown Kids

Intro: 4/4                              (Hold)
   |     A     |    A    |    E    |    E    |

        A            A7          D          
1. You bet-ter watch out___ You bet-ter not cry
    A                       D           Dm
   Bet-ter not pout___ I'm tel-ling you why
    A      F#m     Bm7     E7    A  |   E7    |
   San-ta Claus is co-ming   to town

         A         A7           D           
2. He's mak-ing a list___ And check-ing it twice
    A          A7          D          Dm
   Gon-na find out who's naugh-ty or nice
    A      F#m     Bm7     E7    A    | A  - A7 |
   San-ta Claus is com-ing   to town____

            A7                    D              A7                  D
Bridge: He sees you when you're sleep-ing___ He knows when you're a-wake
            B7                  E7                  F#m       B7        E     E7
        He knows if you've been bad or good___So be good for good-ness sake__ Oh!

        A            A7          D          
3. You bet-ter watch out___ You bet-ter not cry
    A           A7          D           Dm
   Bet-ter not pout___ I'm tel-ling you why
    A      F#m     Bm      E7    A  | A  - A7  |
   San-ta Claus is co-ming   to town

            A7                    D              A7                  D
Bridge: He sees you when you're sleep-ing___ He knows when you're a-wake
             B7                 E7                  F#m       B7        E     E7
        He knows if you've been bad or good___So be good for good-ness sake__ Oh!

        A            A7          D          
4. You bet-ter watch out___ You bet-ter not cry
    A                       D           Dm
   Bet-ter not pout___ I'm tel-ling you why
    A      F#m     Bm      E7    A  |   A    |
   San-ta Claus is co-ming   to town    (Hold)
'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' chord charts

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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 voicing
(4): Optional Note - If you don't play the optional note, do play the string

 Right Handed
           A                 A7                  D                 Dm                 F#m
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4

          Bm7                Bm7                B7                  E                 E7 
    e|---|-4-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|(4)|
    G|---|-3-|---|     G|-1-|---|-4-|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|-3-|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          2   3   4          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3


 Left Handed  
          A                 A7                  D                 Dm                 F#m
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2   Frets
      
          Bm7                Bm7                B7                  E               E7(alt)
    |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |(4)|---|---|B
    |---|-3-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|---|---|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |---|-3-|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          4   3   2          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets






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Song Tips

  • The song is in the key of B♭ Major which requires a few barre chords. To make the song easy for everyone, we will be using a capo on the 1st fret and play in the key of A Major.
  • There are a few barre chords in A Major, but they are easy ones. Beginners may find this a little testing, but stick with it ... it's well-worth the effort.
  • The fermata or pause symbol Pause Symbol means you hold the note for a duration which is determined by the performer. On the last bar of the Intro you strum the chord and hold it for the duration of the bar. At the end of the song, you strum the chord and hold it... let it ring out.
  • The tempo is set at 84 bpm in half-note or minim time ... beat sounds on every 2nd beat (1 & 3) if you are using a metronome or click track. You can set the metronome at 168 bpm to play on every beat, but it sounds a little busy... the choice is yours.

Transposition if you want to play in the key of B♭ Major: also included the original published key of C Major

Capo: Fret 1 - A Major (Chart) A A7 D Dm F#m Bm7 B7 E E7
Performance: Key B♭ Major B♭ B♭7 E♭ E♭m Gm Cm7 C7 F F7
Original Published Key - C Major C C7 F Fm Am Dm7 D7 G G7


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Lyrics

You better watch out, you better not cry,
You better not pout, I'm telling you why:
Santa Claus is coming to town!

He's making a list, he's checking it twice,
He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town!

He sees you when you're sleeping,
He knows when you're awake.
He knows if you've been bad or good,
So be good for goodness sake!

So... You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm telling you why:
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Little tin horns, little toy drums.
Rudy-toot-toot and rummy tum tums.
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Little toy dolls that cuddle and coo,
Elephants, boats and Kiddie cars too.
Santa Claus is coming to town!

The kids in Girl and Boy Land
Will have a Jubilee.
They're gonna build a toyland town
All around the Christmas tree.

Oh... You better watch out, you better not cry.
You better not pout, I'm telling you why:
Santa Claus is coming to town...



Album: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Track listings

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town .mp3 - 1:17
2. Over The River And Through The Woods - 1:11
3. A Child This Day Is Born - 1:44
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - 1:43
5. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! - 1:09
6. Jingle Bell Rock - 2:07
7. Carol Of The Birds - 1:08
8. Christmas Is Coming - 0:43
9. Jolly Old St. Nicholas - 1:38 10. The First Noel - 1:38
11. Silver And Gold - 1:32
12. Up On The Housetop - 1:21

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