Guitar Chord Tutorial: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

The tree is up, the ornaments are hung, and there’s red and green everywhere you look. In other words, Christmas is right around the corner! While festive decor is a holiday must, no Christmas would be complete without music (and plenty of presents, of course)! It’s amazing how just a few notes of Christmas music can instantly put you in the spirit of the season and magically liven up holiday get-togethers. Although there are plenty of wonderful Christmas songs, nothing beats “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” a true Christmas classic.

 

 

If you really want to wow your relatives this holiday season, forget the expensive gifts; learn how to play “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” on the guitar and give them a live performance instead. It’s the one gift you can be sure everyone will love! While there are a few different ways to play this song on the guitar, the chord version is extremely popular because it’s fairly simple and easy to pick up. Follow our guitar tutorial below and see for yourself!

 

 

Chords

G, C, D7, G7, A7

 

 

1st Verse

      G        C

You better watch out, You better not cry

      G                             C

You better not pout, I’m telling you why

G      D       G

Santa Claus is coming to town

 

 

2nd Verse

        G                  C

He’s making a list, He’s checking it twice;

G C

Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice

G D      G

Santa Claus is coming to town

 

 

Bridge

    G7                                C

He sees you when you’re sleeping

     G7                           C

He knows when you’re awake

     A7                             D

He knows if you’ve been bad or good

 

         A7      D

So be good for goodness sake

 

 

3rd Verse

    G        C

You better watch out, You better not cry

      G                             C

You better not pout, I’m telling you why

G      D       G

Santa Claus is coming to town

G      D       G

Santa Claus is coming to town

 

For questions about this guitar tutorial or about guitar lessons in general, feel free to give us a call.  And remember, whether you’re on the naughty or nice list, you’re always welcome at Scottsdale Academy!

 

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