Edelweiss chords

from The Sound Of Music

  • Composers: Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
  • Music: Key of C Major in 3/4 time at a moderate tempo - moderato
  • Chords: C, G7, F, Fm, Am7, Dm7, G, Gm6, G9
  • Easier: Christopher Plummer sings in the key of B Major so placing a capo on 2 and playing in the key of A Major will pitch the song up to B Major. F#m7, Bm7, Em6 and E9 in the open positions are very easy to play... charts below.
  • Chords with capo: A, E7, D, Dm, F#m7, B, Bm7, E, Em6, E9
  • Please Note: Capo is only necessary if you are playing along with the video.

Edelweiss - A Major

Capo on 2nd fret if playing with the video

   A      E7     A      D
1. E-del-weiss__ E-del-weiss
   A      F#m7          Bm7  E7
   Ev-'ry morn-ing you greet me
     A        E7       A         D
   Small and white__ Clean and bright
    A       E7         A
   You look hap-py to meet me
    E7                        A
   Blos-som of snow may you bloom and grow
     D        B       E  E7
   Bloom and grow for-ev-er
   A     Em6     D      Dm
   E-del-weiss__ E-del-weiss
    A       E7            A
   Bless my home-land for-ev-er


   A      E7     A      D
2. E-del-weiss__ E-del-weiss
   A      F#m7          Bm7  E7
   Ev-'ry morn-ing you greet me
     A        E7       A         D
   Small and white__ Clean and bright
    A       E7         A
   You look hap-py to meet me
    E7                        A
   Blos-som of snow may you bloom and grow
     D        B       E  E7
   Bloom and grow for-ev-er
   A     Em6     D      Dm
   E-del-weiss__ E-del-weiss
     A       E7           A  F#m7  | Bm7  | / / E9  |  A  | A - - |
   Bless my home-land for-ev-er

🗝️ A Major

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

Edelweiss - C Major

     C   G7  F  F  Fm  Am7  D  Dm7 G  Gm6  G9 G9
e |--1---1---1--1---1---0---2---1---3---0---1--5--|
B |--0---0---1--1---1---1---3---1---0---3---0--3--|
G |--0---0---2--3---1---0---2---2---0---0---2--4--|
D |--2---0 --3--3---3---2---0---0---0---0---0--3--|
A |--3---2------3---3---0-----------2---1---2--5--|
E |------3------1---1---------------3---3---3--3--|
                B   B                          B

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


   C      G7     C       F
1. E-del-weiss__ E-del-weiss
   C      Am7           Dm7  G7
   Ev-'ry morn-ing you greet me
     C        G7       C         F
   Small and white__ Clean and bright
    C       G7         C
   You look hap-py to meet me
    G7                        C
   Blos-som of snow may you bloom and grow
     F        D       G  G7
   Bloom and grow for-ev-er
   C     Gm6     F      Fm
   E-del-weiss__ E-del-weiss
     C       G7           C
   Bless my home-land for-ev-er


   C      G7     C       F
2. E-del-weiss__ E-del-weiss
   C      Am7           Dm7  G7
   Ev-'ry morn-ing you greet me
     C        G7       C         F
   Small and white__ Clean and bright
    C       G7         C
   You look hap-py to meet me
    G7                        C
   Blos-som of snow may you bloom and grow
     F        D       G  G7
   Bloom and grow for-ev-er
   C     Gm6     F      Fm
   E-del-weiss__ E-del-weiss
     C       G7           C  Am7  | Dm7  | / / G9  |  C  | C - - |
   Bless my home-land for-ev-er

Notes

The transpositions are as follows:
  • Original Key - C Major: C G7 F Fm Am7 D Dm7 G Gm6 G9
  • Video Key - B Major: B F#7 E Em G#m7 C# C#m7 F# F#m6 F#9
  • Easier Key - A Major: A E7 D Dm F#m7 B Bm7 E Em6 E9

The m6 chords in the open position sound great - so good to come across a song where chords like this can be played and appreciated.

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

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