Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasWords & Music by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
Recorded by Judy Garland, 1944
Intro: A AM7 D DM7 Fdim(I) E6 A AM7 D DM7 E E6 Have yourself a Merry little Christmas A AM7 D DM7 E E6 Let your hearts be light AM7 F#m D DM7 E E7 A AM7 D DM7 E E6 From now on, our troubles will be out of sight A AM7 D DM7 E E6 Have yourself a merry little Christmas A AM7 D DM7 E E6 Make the Yuletide gay AM7 F#m D DM7 E E7 F#m F#m9 F#m F#m7 From now on, our troubles will be miles a - way. Bridge: DM7 D6 C#m AM7 Here we are as in olden days Bm7 Fdim AM7 C#m7 Happy golden days of yore F#m Cdim AM7 F#m Faithful friends who are dear to us B7 Bm7-5 Fdim E7 Travel near to us once more. A AM7 D DM7 Fdim Through the years we all will be together A AM7 D DM7 E If the fates allow; A F#m D Fdim E F#m F#m9 F#m - F#m7 Hang a shining star upon the highest bough DM7 D6 Bm7-5 E E6 E7 And have yourself a merry little Christmas A AM7 A AM7 A A9 AM7 Now.Had Judy Garland not balked at the idea, this song from the movie "Meet Me In St. Louis" might have been even bleaker, starting as "Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last...." The closing guitar run suggests the tune of "Jingle Bells."