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Words and music by Irving Berlin
From: Guitar Picker

White Christmas

(C)I'm dreaming of a (Dm7)white Christ(G)mas, 
(F)just like the (G)ones I used to (C)know, 
where the tree tops (C7)glisten and (F)children (Fm)listen 
to (C)hear (Am)sleighbells in the (Dm)snow (G)-(C) 

I'm dreaming of a (Dm7)white Christ(G)mas, 
(F)with every (G)Christmas card I (C)write, 
may your days be (C7)merry and (F)br(Fm)ight, 
and may (C)all your (Dm)Christmas(G)es be (C)white 

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A more difficult arrangement
From: "Harold Bright"  
Words and music: Irving Berlin
(Note: this has the full lyrics that were left out in the Bing Crosby
and most subsequent versions)

White Christmas

Time 4/4


    Dm7    G7           Em7      C6/E
The sun is shining; the grass is green,
    G/D        Dm7 G7      Csus   C
The orange and palm trees sway,
        Dm7        G9     C/E     Am7 Dm7     G9       C
Theres never been such a day      in Beverly Hills, L.A.
Fm6        G7           F/G G7 C
  But its December the twenty fourth,
Am6 B7                      |Em7  Eb7|Dm7G13|
  And I am longing to be up north.



C6 F6   C6   B6 C6 Dm7  F#7   G7
Im dreaming of a  White Christmas,
Dm7            G7             Cm7 - - - | C6
 Just like the ones I used to know.
Dm7      G7 C         C7
  Where the tree-tops glisten and
F        Fm        C6   F6     C6    D7     Dm7/G | G7 - - - |   
Children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.
C6 F6    C6  B6 C6 Dm7  F#7   G7
Im dreaming of a  White Christmas,
Dm7         G7               Cm7
 With every Christmas card I write.
Dm7 G7   C       C7       |Fm7  F6  F | Fm6
May your days be merry and bright.
Fm6      C/G  C#dim/G Dm7         G7   C6  | Dm7  G7  |  
 And may all   your   Christmases be white.


C6  F6  C6   B6 C6 Dm7   F#13  G13 | Dm7 - - - | G7 - - - | Cm7 Ebm7  Dbm7 |
Im dreaming of a  White Christmas
Cm7Dm7   G7  C         C7
    Where the tree-tops glisten and
F        Fm6      C6/G  F/G    C/G   D7     Dm7/G | G9 - - - |
Children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.
C6 F6   C6   B6 C6 Dm7   F#13  G13 | Dm7 - - - | Eb  Db  | CM7 - - - | 
Im dreaming of a  White Christmas
C6 F/G G7   C       C7        Fm7  F6 F | Bb9 [slow]
   May your days be merry and bright.
Bb9       C  C#7dim  Dm7/G     G13 C
  And may all your Christmases be  white.

| F6  C6  B6  C6 | F/C  Fm6  | Cm13 - - - | Cm13 - - - ||


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