Silver Bells chords & lyrics

Christmas music feat. Jim Reeves

Xmas BellsSong Details
Key Signature: F# Major Original Published Key: B♭Major
Time Signature: 3/4 Tempo: approx 80 bpm (♩)
Song Chords: F#, B, G#m, C#7, G#7 Capo on 4th fret: Play in D Major
Written Chords with capo Guitar Chords with Capo: D, G, Em, A7, E7
D: x00232 G: 320003
A7: x02020   Dsus2: x00230
E7: 020100  / 020130 Em: 022000
Video Link: Silver Bells performed by Jim Reeves

Song Chart

Capo 4th fret if playing with the video
Silver Bells  by Jim Reeves

Intro: 3/4 
     D                G                A7                         D
    Sil-ver Bells___ Sil-ver Bells___ Soon it will be Christ-mas day

           D                                            G          Em
1.  Ci-ty side-walks___ Bu-sy side-walks___ Dressed in hol-i-day  style
           A7                          D
    In the air there's a feel-ing of Christ-mas
                D                                         G           E7 
    Child-ren laugh-ing___ Peo-ple pas-sing___ Meet-ing smile af-ter smile
           A7                            D 
    And on ev’-ry street cor-ner you'll hear____

         D                 G                A7                        D
Chorus: Sil-ver  Bells___ Sil-ver Bells___ It's Chris-mas time in the ci-ty
         D              G                 A7                         D
        Ring-a-ling___ Hear them ring___ Soon it will be Chris-tmas day

                D                                             G             Em
2. Strings of street lights___ Ev-en stop lights___ Blink a bright red and green
           A7                             D
   As the shop-pers rush home with their trea-sures
             D                                            G            E7
   Hear the snow crunch___ See the kids bunch___ This is San-ta's big scene 
          A7                           D 
   And a-bove all this bus-tle you'll hear

         D                 G                 A7                        D
Chorus: Sil-ver  Bells___ Sil-ver  Bells___ It's Chris-mas time in the ci-ty
         D              G                 A7                         D
        Ring-a-ling___ Hear them ring___ Soon it will be Chris-tmas day
         A7                            D  ...
        Soon it will be... Chris-tmas day

Silver Bells chords chart Chart Index
Free Download: Silver Bells chords & Lyrics

Free Download: Sheet Music Piano / Vocal / Chords - B♭Major
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Song Tips:
  • The original song is in the key of B♭Major and the chords include B♭, E♭, Cm, F7, C7
  • Song Key for this version: F# Major ... 6 sharps - F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#.
  • If you are playing with the video: To make it easier so that everyone can play along, there are a couple of options available.

    Option 1: (Easy option) Use a capo on the 2nd fret and play in E Major... E, A, F#m, B7 & F#7

    Option 2: (Easiest option) Use a capo on the 4th fret and play in D Major... D, G, Em, A7 & E7. We will using this option for our session.
  • If you are playing on your own (without the video) you can choose whichever key you like.
  • The time signature is 3/4 time which means 3 beats per bar, with each beat having a value of a quarter-note or crotchet.
  • The tempo is set at 80 bpm (♩)... beat sounds on every quarter-note /crotchet.
  • Help with music symbols and other definitions can be found on the musical terms page.

Transposition for all mentioned keys:

Original Published Key: B♭Major B♭ E♭ Cm F7 C7
Performance: Key F# Major F# B G#m C#7 G#7
Capo: Fret 2 - E Major E A F#m B7 F#7
Capo: Fret 4 - D Major (Chart) D G Em A7 E7
Silver Bells

Silver Bells Lyrics

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style,
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas.
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile,
And on every street corner you'll hear.

Chorus:
Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It's Christmas time in the city.
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring,
Soon it will be Christmas day.

Strings of street lights, even stop lights
Blink a bright red and green,
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures.
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa's big scene,
And above all this bustle you'll hear.

Chorus:
Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It's Christmas time in the city.
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring,
Soon it will be Christmas day.

Song & Artist

Jim Reeves

Christmas Song: Silver Bells

Jim Reeves: Born James Travis Reeves on August 20th, 1923 in Galloway, Texas, U.S. He was a Country singer/songwriter who was also known as Gentleman Jim.
He died in a plane crash on the 31st July, 1964 at the early age of 40 in Williamson County, Tennessee, U.S... more

Words & Music: Jay Livingston & Jay Evans

First Recording: Bing Crosby & Carol Richards in 1950.

First Performance: Bob Hope & Marilyn Maxwell in a motion picture called The Lemon Drop Kid. It was filmed between July and August in 1950, and released in March 1951.

Original Published Key: B♭Major

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