Up on the Housetop

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Music and Lyrics by Benjamin Hanby

VERSE 1

D 
Up on the housetop reindeer pause,

G         D        A 
Out jumps good old Santa Claus;

D 
Down through the chimney with lots of toys,

G           D            A7        D 
All for the little ones' Christmas joys.

G           D 
Ho, ho, ho! who wouldn't go!

A7          D 
Ho, ho, ho! who wouldn't go!

               D7   G 
Up on the housetop, click, click, click,

D                             A7         D 
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick. 

  
VERSE 2

D 
First comes the stocking of little Nell;

G        D      A 
Oh, dear Santa, fill it well;

D 
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries,

G             D        A7       D 
One that will open and shut her eyes.

G           D 
Ho, ho, ho! who wouldn't go!

A7          D 
Ho, ho, ho! who wouldn't go!

               D7   G 
Up on the housetop, click, click, click,

D                             A7         D 
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick. 

  
VERSE 3

D 
Next comes the stocking of little Will;

G        D          A 
Oh, just see what a glorious fill!

D 
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks,

G      D          A7        D 
Also a ball and a whip that cracks.

G           D 
Ho, ho, ho! who wouldn't go!

A7          D 
Ho, ho, ho! who wouldn't go!

               D7   G 
Up on the housetop, click, click, click,

D                             A7         D 
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick. 

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A7 D Major D7 G Major
Guitar A Major A7 D Major D7 G Major
Mandolin A Major A7 D Major D7 G Major
Piano A Major A7 D Major D7 G Major
Tin Whistle A Major A7 D Major D7 G Major
Ukulele A Major A7 D Major D7 G Major

Sheet Music for Up on the Housetop

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