Deck The Halls chords & lyrics

by Julien Neel

  • Deck The Halls: Traditional Welsh Melody dating back to the 16th century.
  • Original Published Key: E♭ Major (3 flats - B♭ E♭ A♭)
  • Performance: Julien Neel (Trudbol) from his album Christmas Time - Vol 2
  • Music: Key of F Major in 4/4 time at 184 bpm (♩) or 92 bpm (Minim)
  • Easier - Capo on 3rd fret: play in D Major
  • Chords with Capo: D, Bm, A, E , G

Deck The Halls by Julien Neel

Capo on 3rd fret if playing with video

Intro: 4/4 

   D                    Bm        D        A           D           A  D
1. Deck the halls with boughs of hol-ly___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la
    D              Bm     D        A           D           A  D
  'Tis the sea-son to be jol-ly___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la
    A              D     A         D           E           A  E  A
   Don we now our gay ap-pa-rel___ Fa la la___ La la la___ La la la
     D                 Bm        D        G           D           A  D
   Troll the an-cient Yule-tide car-ol___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la
      

    D                Bm      D         A           D           A  D
2. See the blaz-ing Yule be-fore us___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la
     D                  Bm       D         A           D           A  D
   Strike the harp and join the chor-us___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la
    A             D      A          D           E           A  E  A
   Fol-low me in mer-ry meas-ure___ Fa la la___ La la la___ La la la
     D              Bm         D          G           D           A  D
   While I tell of Yule-tide treas-ure___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la


    D             Bm        D         A           D           A  D
3. Fast a-way the old year pas-ses___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la
    D               Bm       D         A           D        A     D
   Hail the new ye lads and las-ses___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la
    A               D     A          D           E           A  E  A
   Sing we joy-ous all to-ge-ther___ Fa la la___ La la la___ La la la
    D                Bm       D          G           D           A  D
   Heed-less of the wind and wea-ther___ Fa la la la la___ La la la la

F Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
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

  • This version is in the key of F Major which means you would have a B♭ chord in the mix. I have placed a capo on the 3rd fret and play in the key of D Major which may still require a barre chord depending how you play the Bm.

    The Bm can be played as a barre chord like the chart above suggests or it can be played as an open chord - xx4432.

    Beginners that haven't learned barre chords - pretend you are playing an Am chord on frets 3 and 4 using fingers 2,3, and 4, adding your first finger to string 1 - fret 2, and don't play the bottom 2 strings.
  • The 'X' marked strings should be avoided otherwise the chord may sound pretty ordinary - the note or notes are not part of the chord structure.
  • The performance is 'a capella' which means singing without musical accompaniment. Although there are no instruments, you can still play along very easily.
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