Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958. By the song's 50th anniversary in 2008, Lee's original version had sold over 25 million copies with the 4th most digital downloads sold of any Christmas single.


Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (WORD)
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (PDF)

You can play in the same key in GCEA tuning, if you put your capo on the 1st fret. Note: we've changed up the Brenda Lee version ever so slightly :)

Despite her mature-sounding voice, Lee recorded this song when she was only thirteen years old. In a 2006 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Lee explained that she recorded this in July with Nashville producer Owen Bradley. Said Lee: "Owen had the studio all freezing cold with the air conditioning, and he had a Christmas tree all set up to kind of get in the mood just a little bit. We had a lot of fun."

****REVISED December 2, 2017 - SR****

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