Ding Dong! Merrily on High

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Music by Charles Wood and Thoinot Arbeau
Lyrics by George Ratcliffe Woodward

VERSE 1

Bb         Eb         F       Eb         Fsus4 F   Bb 
Ding dong! Merrily on high in heav'n the bells are ringing;

           Eb         F      Eb         Fsus4 F  Bb 
Ding dong! verily the sky is riv'n with an---gel singing.

F Bb Cm F7 Bb Gm Cm F7 Bb Eb F       Eb    Fsus4 F Bb  
Glo---------------------------ria, Hosanna in    excelsis! 

  
VERSE 2

Bb      Eb     F               Eb      Fsus4 F  Bb 
E'en so here below, below, let steeple bells be swungen,

      Eb        F     Eb         Fsus4 F   Bb 
And i-o, i-o, i-o, by priest and peo---ple sungen.

F Bb Cm F7 Bb Gm Cm F7 Bb Eb F       Eb    Fsus4 F Bb  
Glo---------------------------ria, Hosanna in    excelsis! 

  
VERSE 3

Bb        Eb        F          Eb    Fsus4  F  Bb 
Pray you, dutifully prime your matin chime, ye ringers;

        Eb          F         Eb      Fsus4 F  Bb 
May you beautifully rime your Evetime song, ye singers.

F Bb Cm F7 Bb Gm Cm F7 Bb Eb F       Eb    Fsus4 F Bb  
Glo---------------------------ria, Hosanna in    excelsis! 

  

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo Bb Major C Minor Eb Major F Major F7 Fsus4 G Minor
Guitar Bb Major C Minor Eb Major F Major F7 Fsus4 G Minor
Mandolin Bb Major C Minor Eb Major F Major F7 Fsus4 G Minor
Piano Bb Major C Minor Eb Major F Major F7 Fsus4 G Minor
Ukulele Bb Major C Minor Eb Major F Major F7 Fsus4 G Minor