Do Re Mi chords

from The Sound Of Music

  • Composers: Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
  • Music: Key of Bb Major in 2/4 time at a moderately fast tempo - allegretto
  • 2/4: 2 beats per bar with each beat having the value of a quarter-note or crotchet.
  • Easier in G Major with Chords: G, G7, D, D7, D9, C, A7, Am7, B7, Em
  • We have only charted the first half of the video as there is some banter and repetition... chart finishes at 2:13.
  • We have also included the Tabbed chords for the original key of C Major... all charts below.

Do Re Mi

Capo on 3 if playing with the video

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         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: Fingers used to play chords on frets & strings
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes / player preference only
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings    R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string     B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:


Chords in C Major

Original Published Key:

     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

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