Ding Dong Merrily On High

Written by: George Ratcliffe Woodward, Thoinot Arbeau

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Original Key: G


Verse 1:
G           C          Bm7   Em7
Ding dong!  Merrily on high
    Am7       D7sus4     Gsus4     G
In heav'n the bells  are rin   -   ging.
G           C          Bm7   Em7
Ding dong!  Verily the sky
   Am7        D7sus4   Gsus4      G
Is riv'n with angels   sing   -   ing
Chorus:
Bm7  Em  Am7  D  Em  Am7  F#m(b5)  B/D#  Em  A/C#  D  G/B
Glo                       -                        ria
     Am7   D7sus4     Gsus4    G
Ho - sanna in    ex - cel  -   sis
Bm7  Em  Am7  D  Em  Am7  F#m(b5)  B/D#  Em  A/C#  D  G/B
Glo                       -                        ria
     Am7   D7sus4     Gsus4    G
Ho - sanna in  ex  -  cel   -  sis
Verse 2:
G        C              Bm7    Em7
E'en so, here below, be-low,
    Am7     D7sus4     Gsus4     G
Let steeple bells  be  swun  -  gen
G       C           Bm7    Em7
And i - o, i-o, i - o,
   Am7        D7sus4   Gsus4    G
By priest and people   sun  -   gen!
Verse 3:
G         C         Bm7   Em7
Pray you, dutifully prime
    Am7    D7sus4      Gsus4   G
You matin  chime, you  rin  -  gers;
G       C           Bm7    Em7
May you beautifully rhyme
     Am7        D7sus4      Gsus4   G
Your eve - time song,  you  sin  -  gers:

Ding dong! Merrily on high
In heaven the bells are ringing
Ding dong! Verily the sky
Is riven with angels singing

‘Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!
Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!’

E’en so, here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen;
And i-o, i-o, i-o,
By priest and people sungen!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, you ringers;
May you beautifully rhyme
Your eve-time song, you singers:

Lyrics: Public Domain


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