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Intro: D  B7  Em  A7  D  A7 
                      
D                                     
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say 
                                  A7      
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day. 

That's the island greeting that we send to you 
                                D     
from the land where palm trees sway
D7                                    G        
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
  B7                                            E7       
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
  D                             B7       
at Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way 
  Em         A7             D   
to say  Merry Christmas to you


Eb                                    
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say 
                     Bb7     
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day. 

That's the island greeting that we send to you 
                     Eb    
from the land where palm trees sway
Eb7                      Ab       
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
   C7                    F7       
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night 
  Eb                   C7       
at Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way 
  Fm       Bb7       Eb  
to say  Merry Christmas to you
              
Interlude: Eb Bb7 Eb

Eb7                      Ab       
Here we know that Christmas will be green 
   C7                    F7       
The sun to shine by day and all the stars 
  Eb                   C7     
at Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way 
  Fm      Bb7         Eb   
to say Merry Christmas to you
       Bb7     
and bright night
       Bb7     
and bright night
Bb7  Eb    Bb7
and bright night
Eb                                    
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say 
                     Bb7     
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day. 

That's the island greeting that we send to you 
                     Eb     
from the land where palm trees sway 
Eb7                      Ab       
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright 
  C7                     F7       
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
  Eb                   C7              Fm   
at Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say 
 Fm        Bb7          
a very merry Christmas 
 Fm              Bb7               Eb       
a very very merry merry Christmas to you   
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12 Comments

  1. round-glasses

    -2 is the easiest transposition, at least for me.

  2. schoolismyvacay

    The easiest one for me is -2. Even on piano!!!

  3. THXSO MUCH MY FAMILY LOVES THIS SONGGGGGG

  4. One of the soothing christmas song…??????️

  5. I do -3. It’s pretty easy and still sounds really good.

  6. Does anyone have a favorite or easier transpose setting. I am just a beginner and not very good with many of these chords.

  7. Whats the strumming pattern?

  8. This song rocks dude!
    BTW im a girl.

  9. Unicornofthec

    I don’t know if this is still a thing but..FIRST COMMENT!

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