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How to Play Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

Updated on November 6, 2015

How To Play Deck the Halls - Sing the Ancient Yuletide Carol

Let's sing Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly Tra la la la la la la la laaaa! This page tells you how to play Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly a carol that harks back to pre-Christian customs and is more properly a celebration of Yule than Christmas. However, the early Church adopted many feasts and festivals to keep the people happy, as had the Romans before them.The more feasts, the merrier say I! A Christmas without Deck the Halls would not be half as jolly though, so whether Yuletide Carol, or Xmas, here are the words and music you need to be a player rather than a listener!

Intro image from my own personal collection, please do not copy!

Holly Spirit by Persimew on Zazzle

A design by persimew on zazzle.
A design by persimew on zazzle. | Source

The Chords for Deck the Halls - Practise playing chords for Deck the Halls

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G major chord - GD major chord - DD seventh chord - D7C major chord - CE minor chord - EmA minor chord - AmA major chord - A. Lift finger off the 3rd string for A7
G major chord - G
G major chord - G
D major chord - D
D major chord - D
D seventh chord - D7
D seventh chord - D7
C major chord - C
C major chord - C
E minor chord - Em
E minor chord - Em
A minor chord - Am
A minor chord - Am
A major chord - A. Lift finger off the 3rd string for A7
A major chord - A. Lift finger off the 3rd string for A7

Music for Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly - Deck the Halls in Large Notes with Note Names

Deck The Halls Melody with Chord Letters
Deck The Halls Melody with Chord Letters

Sheet music and graphics on this page are from Guitarlincs, please feel free to visit my website .

Deck the Halls features in My Very First Easy Christmas Carol Book. It has the chords letters as well as note name noteheads! You can see the book on this link or by clicking on the music above.

Traditional Christmas Carols For Guitar Solo [Paperback]

Easy and intermediate arrangements of well loved Christmas carols for fingerstyle guitar. Includes TAB as well as music.

Traditional Christmas Carols for Guitar Ensemble [Paperback]

Arrangements of well loved Carols for flexible sized guitar ensembles, these are full scores, not separate parts.

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Lyrics for Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

Words of Deck the Hall

This is one of my favorite carols, traditional Welsh in origin, it harks back to Pagan times, is almost in madrigal form and is about is jolly as Christmas carols can be! Come sing along with me!

Deck the halls

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Tis the season to be jolly,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,

Fa la la, la la la, la la la.

Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Strike the harp and join the chorus.

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

While I tell of Yule tide treasure,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sing we joyous, all together,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Heedless of the wind and weather,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.


Deck The Halls Music Note Mug by persimew

Traditional Christmas Carols for Guitar Solo
Traditional Christmas Carols for Guitar Solo | Source

Deck The Halls Sheet Music

Arrangements of Deck the Halls.

Deck the Halls features in my book of Traditional Carols for solo fingerstyle guitar. Just click on the image to see it!


Also, here is a variety of music books to suit most needs.

Deck the Halls - a fun arrangement for full string orchestra

Traditional Carols are firm favourites of mine, whatever the Season. I hope you enjoy playing Deck the Halls on this page!


Do you like Deck the Halls - What is your Favourite Xmas Carol?

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      It was fun! Angel blessed and will be featured on NOvember Holiday Blessings. Many Novmber Blessings to you :)

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      This makes me wish I still had my guitar :) I guess I will just have to listen to others play and sing :) Love your choice or cards...they made me laugh.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you both! Kathy - you will just have to ask Santa for a new guitar ;)

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      HackMyHeart LM 5 years ago

      Gotta love Christmas carols! Maybe I can learn this around Christmas time. =)

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      No Christmas setlist is complete with out this song and lucky for all of us it is a real cinch to play!

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      sheezie77 4 years ago

      Great lens, well done!

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      'tis the season to be jolly, I know I will be signing this all day now!

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