Holly Jolly Christmas

Words & Music by Johnny Marks, 1962
Recorded by Burl Ives, 196

 G      C      G7    C
Have a holly, jolly Christmas;

         C        Edim     G
It's the best time of the year;

G7      Cdim     G7         Edim
I don't know if there'll be snow,

     G7   Fdim     C     G9
But have a cup of cheer.

        C      G7    C
Have a holly, jolly Christmas;

         C        Edim       G
And when you walk down the street

G7    Cdim     G7       Edim 
Say hello to friends you know

    G7        Fdim       C     
And ev' - ry - one you meet.


F           Em
Oh, ho, the mistletoe [F Em] 

Dm7        G7      C
Hung where you can see; [Dm7 C]

Fdim   G7       Am        Am7
Some - bod - y waits for you;

 D9  Am7  D7  D9  G    G7
Kiss her once for me.

        C     G7    C
Have a holly jolly Christmas,

        C       Edim    G
And in case you didn't hear,

G7    Cdim    G7     C    C/B Am7 Am7/G
Oh by golly, have a hol - ly, jol - ly

D7       Dm7 G7    C
Christ - mas this year.

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