Sunday, 7 December 2014

Little Saint Nick

image from Wikipedia

Last year we made a modifiable Christmas songbook with the intention of adding new songs every year. As it happened, however, the calendar this year meant no meetings between early November and our upcoming Christmas party, save for a couple of impromptu get togethers that people offered up between regular meetings. At one of these, we worked on a version of The Beach Boys' Little Saint Nick.

It's based on a guitar tab that appears in several user-generated chord sites, but is modified for easier ukulele playing (and hopefully more complete lyrics—what I always heard as "Merry Christmas, Santa" seems, by common consensus, to really be "Merry Christmas, Saint Nick").

A more readable .pdf file of the complete song can be downloaded here.

And our updated Christmas songbook with Little Saint Nick included can be found here.


Little Saint Nick
Brian Wilson & Mike Love


Am   D                G         Gmaj7      G6        E7
Ooo, Merry Christmas, Saint Nick
                     (Christmas comes this time each year)

Am  D7
Ooo-ooo


      Am     D7              Am       D7
Well, way up north where the air gets cold

          G          Gmaj7                 G6       E7
There's a tale about Christmas that you've all been told

      Am          D7              Am    D7
And a real famous cat all dressed up in red

       G                Gmaj7        G6         E7
And he spends the whole year working out on his sled

         C
It's the Little Saint Nick
        (Ooo--           Little Saint Nick)

         G
It's the Little Saint Nick
        (Ooo--           Little Saint Nick)


       Am        D7               Am        D7
Just a little bobsled, we call it Old Saint Nick

           G        Gmaj7         G6         E7
But she'll walk a toboggan with a four-speed stick

       Am         D7         Am        D7
She's candy apple red with a ski for a wheel

         G              Gmaj7          G6        E7
And when Santa gives it gas, man, just watch her peel

         C
It's the Little Saint Nick
        (Ooo--           Little Saint Nick)

         G
It's the Little Saint Nick
        (Ooo--           Little Saint Nick)


C
Run, run, reindeer
F
Run, run, reindeer

C
Run, run, reindeer

A
Run, run, reindeer (he don't miss no one)


    Am                  D7        Am          D7
And haulin' through the snow at a frightenin' speed

     G            Gmaj7       G6      E7
With half a dozen deer with a Rudy to lead

     Am             D7                 Am          D7
He's gotta wear his goggles 'cause the snow really flies

         G              Gmaj7       G6        E7
And he's cruisin' every path with a little surprise

         C
It's the Little Saint Nick
        (Ooo--           Little Saint Nick)

         G
It's the Little Saint Nick
        (Ooo--           Little Saint Nick)


Am   D                G         Gmaj7      G6        E7
Aaa, Merry Christmas, Saint Nick
                     (Christmas comes this time each year)

(repeat and fade)

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