White Christmas by Bing Cosby | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

Few songs have become so memorable and enduring as Irving Berlin’s now classic Christmas song. The fact that Irving Berlin, the song’s composer, couldn’t write nor read music makes the song’s success even more impressive. Berlin himself was so assured of the quality of the music, that he claimed it to be the best song someone had ever written.

Judging by the song’s popularity, there might be some truth to Berlin’s statement: with an estimated 100 to 150 million copies sold worldwide, White Christmas by Bing Cosby is the most commercially successful single of all time. The version sung by him is the first one ever released. Though it originally performed poorly on the charts, it eventually rose to more recognition.

Around 500 recorded versions of the song exist today, several of which have been sung by prominent artists such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, The Beach Boys and Barbra Streisand.

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Key of the Song: A major

The song is in the Key of A major and features rather simple chord changes.

I – ii – V – IV – iv – I
A – Bm – E – D – D – A

I – IV – v – I – vi – ii – V – I
A – D – A – A – F#min – Bm – E – A

Chords for White Christmas by Bing Cosby

The fact that this song is in the Key of A gives you options. You may either employ the following chords:

A – Bmin – E7

D – Dmin – A

Amaj – Dmaj – Dmin – Amaj  – F#min – Bmin – E7 – A

Or you may also use a capo, which will make certain sonorities easier.

G – Amin – D – C – Emin

White Christmas – Video Lesson

After doing some research I’ve found two lessons. The first one being the most simple:

This lesson is, however, more loyal to the original one:

White Christmas – Lyrics with Chords

Verse 1
G                                Am    D            `D7
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
C                               Am                      G             G4   G
Just like the ones I used to know.
D                                   G                        G7
Where the tree tops glisten,
C                                             Am
And Children listen,
G                             Em                                Am                D  D7
To hear the sleigh bells in the snow.

Verse 2
G                                Am    D            `D7
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
C                               Am                      G             G4   G
With every Christmas card I write.
C                      G              Em                  C
May your days be merry and bright,
G        Em     Am    C   D                    G
And may all your Christmas ‘s be white.

Verse 1
G                                Am    D            `D7
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
C                               Am                      G             G4   G
Just like the ones I used to know.
D                                   G                        G7
Where the tree tops glisten,
C                                             Am
And Children listen,
G                             Em                                Am                D  D7
To hear the sleigh bells in the snow.

Verse 2
G                                Am    D            `D7
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
C                               Am                      G             G4   G
With every Christmas card I write.
C                      G              Em                  C
May your days be merry and bright,
G        Em     Am    C   D                    G
And may all your Christmas ‘s be white.