Over the River and Through the Woods

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Traditional Music
Lyrics by Lydia Maria

VERSE 1

C 
Over the river and through the woods,

   F                      C 
To grandmother's house we go,

    G7                     C 
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,

        D7                G 
Through white and drifted snow.

C 
Over the river and through the woods,

    F                 C 
Oh, how the wind does blow,

   F                   C 
It stings the toes and bites the nose 

            G7        C 
As over the ground we go. 

  
VERSE 2

C 
Over the river and through the woods,

   F                  C 
To have a full day of play,

    G7                     C 
Oh, hear the bells ringing ting-a-ling-ling,

    D7              G 
For it is Christmas day.

C 
Over the river and through the woods,

     F              C 
Trot fast my dapple gray;

       F                    C 
Spring o'er the ground just like a hound,

            G7        C    
For this is Christmas day. 

  
VERSE 3

C 
Over the river and through the woods,

    F                             C 
And straight through the barnyard gate,

   G7                  C 
It seems that we go so dreadfully slow,

   D7            G 
It is so hard to wait.

C 
Over the river and through the woods,

    F               C 
Now grandma's cap I spy.

   F                C 
Hurrah for fun; the puddings done;

               G7      C 
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Guitar C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Mandolin C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Piano C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Tin Whistle C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Ukulele C Major D7 F Major G Major G7

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