Do Re Mi chords & lyrics

from The Sound Of Music

  • Composers: Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
  • Music: Key of C Major in 2/4 time at a moderately fast tempo - allegretto
  • Chords: C, C7, G, G7, G9, F, D7, Dm7, E7, Am
  • 2/4: 2 beats per bar with each beat having the value of a quarter-note or crotchet.
  • The video is in the key of Bb Major so if you are playing along it is much easier to play in G Major with a Capo on the 3rd fret . We have only chartered the first half of the video as there is some banter and repetition... chart finishes at 2:13.
  • Chords with Capo on 3: G, G7, D, D7, D9, C, A7, Am7, B7, Em

Do Re Mi - G Major

           D
1. Let's start at the very be-gin-ning

   A ver-y good place to start
             D7                  G
   When you read you be-gin with A - B - C
             D7          G   D   G    D    G
   When you sing you be-gin with Do - Re - Mi
   G    D    G
   Do - Re - Mi___    Do - Re - Mi
         D          D7         G         D7
   The first three notes just hap-pen to be
   G    D    G        G    D    G
   Do - Re - Mi___    Do - Re - Mi
   G                   D7
   Do - Re - Mi - Fa - So - La - Ti
                                 |  G  |  D7  |
   (Let's see if I can make it easier)

          G
Refrain: Doe___ a deer, a fe-male deer
         D7                       D9  |  D7  | 
         Ray___ a drop of gold-en sun
         G
         Me___ a name I call my-self
         D9
         Far___ a long long way to run
          G       G7                 C   |  C  |
         Sew___ a nee-dle pull-ing thread
         A7                       D
         La___ a note to fol-low sew
         B7                           Em    G7
         Tea___ a drink with jam and bread
                     C   Am7 D7     G         D
         That will bring us back to Do - oh - oh - oh


          G
Refrain: Doe___ a deer, a fe-male deer
         D7                       D9  |  D7  | 
         Ray___ a drop of gold-en sun
         G
         Me___ a name I call my-self
         D9
         Far___ a long long way to run
          G       G7                 C   |  C  |
         Sew___ a nee-dle pull-ing thread
         A7                       D
         La___ a note to fol-low sew
         B7                           Em    G7
         Tea___ a drink with jam and bread
                     C   Am7 D7
         That will bring us back to...


          G
Refrain: Doe___ a deer, a fe-male deer
         D7                       D9  |  D7  | 
         Ray___ a drop of gold-en sun
         G
         Me___ a name I call my-self
         D9
         Far___ a long long way to run
          G       G7                 C   |  C  |
         Sew___ a nee-dle pull-ing thread
         A7                       D
         La___ a note to fol-low sew
         B7                           Em    G7
         Tea___ a drink with jam and bread
                     C   Am7 D7      G  |  G7  |
         That will bring us back to Doe
        C               Am7       D7        G     D7   G
         Do - Re - Mi - Fa - So - La - Ti - Do__ (So - Do)     

G 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:

Do Re Mi - in C Major

     C   C7  G   G7  G9  F   D7 Dm7 E7  Am
e |--0---0---3---1---1---1---2---1---0---0--|
B |--1---1---0---0---0---1---1---1---0---1--|
G |--0---3---0---0---2---2---2---2---1---2--|
D |--2---2 --0---0---0---3---0---0---0---2--|
A |--3---3---2---2---2---------------2---0--|
E |----------3---3---3---------------0------|

numbers on the grid indicate frets  
0 means the string is played open
unmarked strings are not to be played... more

           G
1. Let's start at the very be-gin-ning

   A ver-y good place to start
             G7                  C
   When you read you be-gin with A - B - C
             G7          C   G   C    G    C
   When you sing you be-gin with Do - Re - Mi
   C    G    C
   Do - Re - Mi___    Do - Re - Mi
         G          G7         C         G7
   The first three notes just hap-pen to be
   C    G    C        C    G    C
   Do - Re - Mi___    Do - Re - Mi
   C                   G7
   Do - Re - Mi - Fa - So - La - Ti
                                 |  C  |  G7  |
   (Let's see if I can make it easier)

          C
Refrain: Doe___ a deer, a fe-male deer
         G7                       G9  |  G7  | 
         Ray___ a drop of gold-en sun
         C
         Me___ a name I call my-self
         G9
         Far___ a long long way to run
          C       C7                 F   |  F  |
         Sew___ a nee-dle pull-ing thread
         D7                       G
         La___ a note to fol-low sew
         E7                           Am    C7
         Tea___ a drink with jam and bread
                     F   Dm7 G7     C         G
         That will bring us back to Do - oh - oh - oh


          C
Refrain: Doe___ a deer, a fe-male deer
         G7                       G9  |  G7  | 
         Ray___ a drop of gold-en sun
         C
         Me___ a name I call my-self
         G9
         Far___ a long long way to run
          C       C7                 F   |  F  |
         Sew___ a nee-dle pull-ing thread
         D7                       G
         La___ a note to fol-low sew
         E7                           Am    C7
         Tea___ a drink with jam and bread
                     F   Dm7 G7
         That will bring us back to...


          C
Refrain: Doe___ a deer, a fe-male deer
         G7                       G9  |  G7  | 
         Ray___ a drop of gold-en sun
         C
         Me___ a name I call my-self
         G9
         Far___ a long long way to run
          C       C7                 F   |  F  |
         Sew___ a nee-dle pull-ing thread
         D7                       G
         La___ a note to fol-low sew
         E7                           Am    C7
         Tea___ a drink with jam and bread
                     F   Dm7 G7     C  |  C7  |
         That will bring us back to Doe
        F               Dm7       G7        C     G7   C
         Do - Re - Mi - Fa - So - La - Ti - Do__ (So - Do)     

Notes

The transpositions are as follows:
  • Original Key - C Major: C C7 G G7 G9 F D7 Dm7 E7 Am
  • Video Key - Bb Major: Bb Bb7 F F7 F9 Eb C7 Cm7 D7 Gm
  • Easier Key: - G Major: G G7 D D7 D9 C A7 Am7 B7 Em

If you want to transpose the song to Bb Major complete with chords and lyrics, use the transposition service above.

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