christmas kalimba tabs

Carved Culture is your source to find kalimba tabs for all of your favourite Christmas carol songs. Kalimba players all over the world have direct access to Carved Culture's large and completely free song archive. Check our articles frequently for new kalimba tabs for chart music, soundtracks, and hymns. Meanwhile, below you will find the most popular xmas songs that you can play right away with note and number notation that is suited to the 17 key kalimba. 

1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Kalimba Tab)

We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry christmas is one of the most popular christmas carols of all time, it was originally accredited to Arthur Warrell, however, the song supposedly dates back to the 1500s. The original meaning of the song is believed to be part of a threat from servants to their masters as they demand more wine and food or else. Arthur Warrell arranged the tune for his own University of Bristol Madrigal Singers as an elaborate four-part arrangement, he then performed with them in concert on December 6, 1935 and had it published by Oxford University Press under the title "A Merry Christmas. We wish you a Merry Christmas is true English Carol that is in the public domain and is therefore royalty free, happy caroling.

NOTES & LYRICS

G   C      C    D C   B   A        A

We wish you a me-rry Christ-mas

A    D      D    E  D  C   B        G

We wish you a me-rry Christ-mas

G    E       E    F  E  D   C        A      G    G A     D  B     C

We wish you a me-rry Christ-mas and a hap-py new year

G       C C       C   B       B  C   B     A      G

Good ti-dings we bring to you and your kin

G   E       D   D C    C   G       G      G   G  A    D  B     C    

We wish you a me-rry Christ-mas and a hap-py new year

2. Jingle Bells (Kalimba Tab)

2. Jingle Bells (Kalimba Tab)

Jingle bells is truly a timeless classic and one that still enters the charts to this day! It brings everyone together and helps to create a sense of connection that we have all grown to love. Learning the song is extremely easy and will be recognised no matter who it’s played to. It’s fantastic for those cold Christmas evenings around the fire watching tv whilst enjoying mince pies!

NOTES & LYRICS:

E   E   E       E   E   E       E  G   C   D    E

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

F     F      F    F F E   E    E E

oh, what fun it is to ride in a

E     D       D  E   D   G

one-horse open sleigh.

E   E   E       E   E   E       E  G   C   D    E

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

F     F      F    F F E   E    E E

oh, what fun it is to ride in a

G      G      F  D   C

one-horse open sleigh.

3. Andy Williams - Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Kalimba Tab)

3. Andy Williams - Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Kalimba Tab)

The Celebration track was produced by Robert Mersey and the lyrics were written by Edward Pola and George Wyle. The song peaked at number six in the charts in 2020 and is considered one of the top 10 christmas songs of all time. The song `Most wonderful time of the year was originally recorded by American pop singer Andy Williams and was released in 1963. 

Whilst Williams recorded many versions of the song throughout his life, the original version that was released in 1963 remained the most popular. Popularity of the song spikes every year in december and became increasingly popular in 2016. It was featured on the album 'Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas'. 

NOTES, NUMBERS & LYRICS

It's the most won-der-ful time of the year

3    4    5        5     1°    6  5      4   2    1

E    F    G      G      C    A G      F   D   C

With the kids jin-gle bell-ing 

2      3    4      2   2    2    2 

D      E    F     D  D    D   D

And everyone tell-ing you be of good cheer

3     4   5   3    3     3   4     5   6  4   6   1° 

E     F  G   E   E      E  F     G  A  F   A   C

It's the most won-der-ful time of the year

7    6     5      5       1°  6   5       4  2   1

B   A     G     G       C  A   G       F D   C

4. O Christmas Tree (Kalimba tab)

O Christmas tree is a seasonal English translated song, the original track was German and was called O Tannenbaum. It was composed by Ernst Anschütz. It was originally released in 1824. Other recorded versions of this song include a cover by singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin and Mario Lanza, and was used as the state song for four different American states.

Letter notes

G C° C° C°
D° E° E° E°
E° D° E° F° B D° C° C°
G° G° E° A°
G° G° F° F°
F° F° D° G°
F° F° E° E°
G C° C° C°
D° E° E° E°
E° D° E° F° B D° C° C°

Number notes 

5 1° 1° 1°
2° 3° 3° 3°
3° 2° 3° 4° 7 2° 1° 1°
5° 5° 3° 6°
5° 5° 4° 4°
4° 4° 2° 5°
4° 4° 3° 3°
5 1° 1° 1°
2° 3° 3° 3°
3° 2° 3° 4° 7 2° 1° 1°

5. Amazing Grace (Kalimba tab)

Amazing Grace is a Gospel Christmas Hymn by E. O. Excell and John Newton and was released in 1972. There are more than 6,000 versions of this song, some popular covers include a version Celtic Woman, Judy Collins, and Aretha Franklin. The meaning behind the song is forgiveness and mercy from god. It is known as a christian song and very much so religious. The song is sung at funerals and other church events.

Letter notes

G C°-C-E-G E G C° E°

C° E°-C°-A°E E A C°

D° C°-A-F C F A D-G

D B A G C°-C-E-G E

G C° E° C° E°-C°-A-E

E A C° D° G°-G-B G A

B C° D° C° E° G°-C-E-G

E G E° G° E° C°-A E G G

A-F C F C° C° A D-G A B

G C°-A-F C A C° E° C°

G°-G-B D G A B-D°

C°-A-F E-G F-D C-E

Number notes

5 1°-1-3-5 3 5 1° 3°

1° 3°-1°-6°3 3 6 1°

2° 1°-6-4 1 4 6 2-5

2 7 6 5 1°-1-3-5 3

5 1° 3° 1° 3°-1°-6-3

3 6 1° 2° 5°-5-7 5 6

7 1° 2° 1° 3° 5°-1-3-5

3 5 3° 5° 3° 1°-6 3 5 5

6-4 1 4 1° 1° 6 2-5 6 7

5 1°-6-4 1 6 1° 3° 1°

5°-5-7 2 5 6 7-2°

1°-6-4 3-5 4-2 1-3

6. Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Kalimba Tab)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Kalimba Tab)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas is a classic Christmas song originally by Judy Garland and was featured in the movie called ‘Meet me in St Louis’. The lyrics were written by Ralph Blane and the music was composed by Hugh Martin in 1943 for release in 1944. The song has since been covered by many musicians and bands such as Frank Sinatra in 1957, The Carpenters in 1978,  Bing Crosby, Sarah McLachlan, James Taylor, Michael Buble in 2011, and Sam Smith in 2014.  

Lettered notation

(C) C° (EG) E° (A)G° (C°E°)

C°° (D)G° F° E° D° C° (GB)D°

(CEG) C° E° (A) G° (C°E°)

C°° (D) G° (FAC° GB BD°)

(C)E° (EG) G° (A)C°° (C° E°)

E°° (D) D°° C°° B° A° G° 

F° (C) E° (EG)

(A C° E°  DFA GB D°)

(E°) E°° E°° E°° D°° C°°

(EGB) B° C°° D°°

C°° B° (DFA) A° B° C°° B° 

(C) G° (EGC° EGC°E°)

(AC°E°) C°° C°° C°°   B° A° 

(EGB) G° A° B°

B° B° (D F) B° C°° D°° 

D° (G) G° (F)F° (E)E° (D)D°

(C E G) C°

7. Joseph Mohr - Silent Night (Kalimba Tab)

Silent night holy night

The song 'Silent Night' was written by Joseph Mohr and was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber. The German christmas carol hymn was first performed on christmas eve in 1818, a few hours after Joseph Mohr wrote the song he was in need of playing some music but couldn't due to his church organ being broken hence the lyrics: 'silent night, holy night'. It was originally called: 'Stille Nacht' but was later on translated into 140 other languages. Popularity for the music came in 1854 when the song went global and was used by folk singers that used the song in their shows.

Despite its age, the song is still one of the most popular children's nursery rhymes to date. In the past 35 years, the song has been recorded at least 750 times and has been performed by many musicians and bands. Bing Crosby recorded his version of Silent night in 1945 and it became a christmas classic. After that it was by Julie Andrews in 1949, Simon & Garfunkel in 1966, the carpenters in 1978, Boyz II Men in 1993, Mariah Carey in 1994, Kirk Franklin in 1996 and Justin Bieber in 2011.

NOTES, NUMBERS & LYRICS

Silent night, holy night

5  6 5 3  5  6 5 3

G A G E G A G E

All is calm, all is bright

2º  2º 7  1º  1º 5

Dº Dº B Cº Cº G

'Round yon virgin Mother and Child

6 6  1º 7  6 5  6 5 3

A A Cº B A G A G E

Holy infant so tender and mild

6 6  1º 7  6 5  6 5 3

A A Cº B A G A G E

Sleep in heavenly peace

2º  2º 4º 2º 6  1   3

Dº Dº Fº Dº B Cº E 

Sleep in heavenly peace

1º  5 3  5 4  2 1

Cº G E G F D C

Silent night, holy night!

5  6 5 3  5  6 5 3

G A G E G A G E

Shepherds quake at the sight! 

2º  2º 7  1º  1º 5

Dº Dº B Cº Cº G

Glories stream from heaven afar;

6 6 1º  7  6 5 6  5 3 

A A Cº B A G A G E

Heavenly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia! 

6 6 1º  7  6 5 6  5 3 

A A Cº B A G A G E

Christ the Savior is born!

2º 2º  4º 2º  7 1º  3º

Dº Dº Fº Dº B Cº Eº

Christ the Savior is born!

1º  5 3  5 4 2  1

Cº G E G F D C

8. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (kalimba tab) 

8. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (kalimba tab) 

The original version of this song was written by composer Meredith Wilson For Perry como and the fontane sisters in 1951 and there was another version the same year by Bing Crosby. Later on the song was covered by many musicians including a version by Johnny Mathis in 1986, Michael Bublé in 2011, Pentatonix in 2018 and Megan Trainor in 2020.

Letter notes

E F G A G F G A C° E° G 
E° E° E° D° C° A
A B C° D° C° A B C°
B C° B G A B
A B C° D° E° D° C° B A D°
E F G A G F G A C° E° G
E° E° E° D° C° A
A B C° D° C° B C° B
A G G A C° E° G°
G A F° B C°
B C° D° E° F° E° D° E° D° C° D° C° B C° D° E° E° D° C° B A
D° E° D° C° D° C° B C° B A B C° D° D° C° B A G
G G° F° E° D° C° B A G F E G A G
E F G A G F G A C° E° G
E° E° E° D° C° A
A B C° D° C° G A B
B C° B G A B
A B C° D° E° D° C° B A D°
E F G A G F G A C° E° G
E° E° E° D° C° A
A B C° D° C° B C° B
A G G A C° E° G° G A F B C°
B C° D° E° F° E° D° E° D° C° D° C° B C° D° E° E° D° C° B A
D° E° D° C° D° C° B C° B A B C° D° D° C° B A G
G G° F° E° D° C° B A G F E G A G
E F G A G F G A C° E° G
E° E° E° D° C° A
A B C° D° C° A B C°
B C° B G A B
A B C° D° E° D° C° B A D°
E F G A G F G A C° E° G
E° E° E° D° C° A
A B C° D° C° B C° B
A G G A C° E° G°
G A F° B C° B C° D° 

Number notes

3 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 1° 3° 5 
3° 3° 3° 2° 1° 6
6 7 1° 2° 1° 6 7 1°
7 1° 7 5 6 7
6 7 1° 2° 3° 2° 1° 7 6 2°
3 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 1° 3° 5
3° 3° 3° 2° 1° 6
6 7 1° 2° 1° 7 1° 7
6 5 5 6 1° 3° 5°
5 6 4° 7 1°
7 1° 2° 3° 4° 3° 2° 3° 2° 1° 2° 1° 7 1° 2° 3° 3° 2° 1° 7 6
2° 3° 2° 1° 2° 1° 7 1° 7 6 7 1° 2° 2° 1° 7 6 5
5 5° 4° 3° 2° 1° 7 6 5 4 3 5 6 5
3 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 1° 3° 5
3° 3° 3° 2° 1° 6
6 7 1° 2° 1° 5 6 7
7 1° 7 5 6 7
6 7 1° 2° 3° 2° 1° 7 6 2°
3 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 1° 3° 5
3° 3° 3° 2° 1° 6
6 7 1° 2° 1° 7 1° 7
6 5 5 6 1° 3° 5° 5 6 4 7 1°
7 1° 2° 3° 4° 3° 2° 3° 2° 1° 2° 1° 7 1° 2° 3° 3° 2° 1° 7 6
2° 3° 2° 1° 2° 1° 7 1° 7 6 7 1° 2° 2° 1° 7 6 5
5 5° 4° 3° 2° 1° 7 6 5 4 3 5 6 5
3 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 1° 3° 5
3° 3° 3° 2° 1° 6
6 7 1° 2° 1° 6 7 1°
7 1° 7 5 6 7
6 7 1° 2° 3° 2° 1° 7 6 2°
3 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 1° 3° 5
3° 3° 3° 2° 1° 6
6 7 1° 2° 1° 7 1° 7
6 5 5 6 1° 3° 5°
5 6 4° 7 1° 7 1° 2° 

9. Fred Coots - Santa Claus is coming to town (kalimba tab)

Santa Claus is coming to town

The festive christmas song 'Santa Claus is coming to town' was written by J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie and was commercially released in 1970. The earliest recording of the song was by banjoist Harry Reser, with Tom Stacks on vocals, and his band in 1934. It was a no.1 hit in the charts. Since then the track has been recorded by over 200 artists including: Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, The Jackson 5, Michael Buble, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

Letter notes

G° (CEG) E° F° G° G°

G° (FAC°) A° B° C°° C°°

(CEG) E° F° G° G°

G° (FAC°) A° G° F° F°

(CEG) E° G° (A)C° E°

(B) D° F° (G) B C°

C E G C° 

[DFGB] [DFGB] [DFGB] 

G° (CEG) E° F° G° G°

G° (FAC°) A° B° C°° C°°

(CEG) E° F° G° G°

G° (FAC°) A° G° F° F°

(CEG) E° G° (A)C° E°

(DF) D° F° (G) B C°

C E G C° E° G° C°° 

C°° (F) D°° C°° B° C°° A° A° 

C°° (F) D°° C°° B° C°° A°

D°° (E) E°° D°° C°° D°° B° B° B°

B° C°° D°° C°° B° A° 

G° G° F° E° D°

G° (CEG)E° F° G° G°

G° (FAC°)A° B° C°° C°°

(CEG) E° F° G° G°

G° (FAC°) A° G° F° F°

(CEG) E° G° (A) C° E°

(F)D° F° (G) B C°

C E G C°

[DFGB] [DFGB] [DFGB] 

G° (CEG)E° F° G° G°

G° (FAC°)A° B° C°° C°°

(CEG)E° F° G° G°

G° (FAC°) A° G° F° F°

(CEG) E° G° (A)C° E°

(DF)D° F° (G) B C°

C E G C° (E°) C°°

10. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas is you (kalimba tab)

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas is you (kalimba tab) 

The song `All I want for christmas` was originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and was released in 1994. It was featured on the album called: 'Merry Christmas'. The lyrics were co-written with Walter Afanasieff. The idea to do the christmas album came from Mariah Carey's husband Tommy Mottola.

The festive hit reached Number 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart 26 years after its initial release which goes to show that the evergreen song is still popular and remains relevant every year. In fact the song is so well known that on social media people have referred to christmas as 'Mariah Carey season'. There is over 144 cover versions of the song from different solo musicians, bands, and and even orchestras. With the most popular variations being from: Justin Bieber, Michael Buble and Fifth Harmony. See below for the kalimba notes, number notation and song lyrics.

Letter notes

C E G B C° B A G
D° C° C° B C° B A G G F
A C° D° E° D° C° A
F A C° D° E° D° B A
D° C° C° B C° B A G
C E G B C° B A B A G
E° E° E° D° E° D° C° A
F A C° D° E° D° B A
C° D° B C° A B G
C° D° B C° A B G
G A C° G° F° G° F°
E° D° C° A G D° E° D° C°

Number notes

1 3 5 7 1° 7 6 5
2° 1° 1° 7 1° 7 6 5 5 4
6 1° 2° 3° 2° 1° 6
4 6 1° 2° 3° 2° 7 6 
2° 1° 1° 7 1° 7 6 5
1 3 5 7 1° 7 6 7 6 5
3° 3° 3° 2° 3° 2° 1° 6 
4 6 1° 2° 3° 2° 7 6
1° 2° 7 1° 6 7 5
1° 2° 7 1° 6 7 5
5 6 1° 5° 4° 5° 4°
3° 2° 1° 6 5 2° 3° 2° 1°

11. Wham - Last Christmas (kalimba tab)

Wham - Last christmas

 

The song 'Last Christmas' was originally written and recorded by pop superstar 'George Michael' from the band Wham! The song was released in 1985 and was featured on their album called: Sanremo 85. Since then it has been covered by Ariana Grande, the cast of Glee, Matthias Reim, and many others with over 100 versions. This classic Christmas carol is played on the radio every year and is said to be one of the biggest selling Christmas songs ever without making it to no. 1 in the charts. That was until recently, at the time of writing this tab it reached number one which is amazing and well deserved. The hit single set a record of the longest time taken for a single to reach number 1 in the charts - 36 years to be precise.  

Here are the chords to play along. 

NOTES & NUMBERS:

(C E G) D° D° C° 

C° G° E° D° C° 

(A) D° D° D° D° C° 

C° A° A° E° D° C° 

(D F) E° A C° D°   

E° E° E° A° C° D° 

(G) C° B C° B C°   

B C° B C° A G

(C E G) D° C° B C°  

G D° C° C° C° B C° 

(A) D° C° B C°  

 B C° B C° B A

(FAC°E°) A C°  

 D° C° E° A° C°

C° C° C° (G) C° B C° 

B C° B C° B C° A G

(CEG) D° D° C°  

 G D° D° E° C° 

A A (A) D° D° E° C°   

C° B C° B A B C° 

(FAC°E°) D° A (C°) E°   

(D°) F° (C°) E° (B)D° 

C° (G) C° B C° B G   

(G G A A B B)

(CE) D° D° C°   

C° G° E° E° D°

C° C°(A) D° D° E° C°   

C° B C° B A B C° 

(FAC°E°) D° A (C°) E°   

(D°) F° (C°) E° (B) D° 

C° (G) B B C° B C° B G

(D° G° CEGC°)

12. Dean Martin - Baby its cold outside (Kalimba Tab)

Baby its cold outside kalimba tab

The lyrics were written by Frank Loesser in the early 1940s which he sung with his wife Lynn Garland at their house party in New York at the Navarro Hotel. They sung the song together to indicate to guests that it was time for them to leave. In 1949 the song was featured in the movie 'Neptune's Daughter' in which a guy tries to encourage a woman to stay the night by saying that it's cold outside despite her wanting to leave. 

As the song evolved it was officially published by the original singer Dean Martin in 1959 and since has been covered by many singers with the most popular cover version being from Michael Buble and Idina Menzel as part of a Warner Bros production. Despite the christmas song being an absolute classic, it has been removed from many radio stations following political correctness complaints from listeners stating that the song is predatory. Despite this, counter argument has been proposed that the meaning is about female empowerment but still is open to interpretation

NOTES, NUMBERS & LYRICS:

I really can't stay (But, baby, it's cold outside)

C  E D     C    G      E     E C    C   E      C C 

I've got to go away (But, baby, it's cold outside)

D      F  E   D   G        E     F       E  D F   E D 

This evening has been (Been hoping that you'd drop in)

C        E D      C    G        E      E D    C       E      C   C 

So very nice (I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)

G   C E  E D   A    G      D     A         E         D   E   F 

My mother will start to worry (Beautiful, what's your hurry?)

C     A C     C      C    C  C C     A C C        C        C     C C 

My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)

C    A C     C   C    C C    C   D C     A C   C  C    C C C      C 

So, really, I'd better scurry (Beautiful, please don't hurry)

C     G C    C   C C     C C       A C C         C      E      E D 

But maybe just a half a drink more (Put some records on while I pour)

C     A D       D D  D  E  F#     G        G    G     G  G     G   A    B  C 

The neighbors might think (Baby, it's bad out there)

E        E D         C       G      E D     C   E    C     C 

Say, what's in this drink? (No cab's to be had out there)

E         F     E    D     G      C    F     E   D   F    E     D 

I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)

D   E  D  C    G A G    C    E     D    C     E C       C 

To break this spell (I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell)

G     E        E   D     A    G      D    A      G    D    E     F 

I ought to say, "No, no, no, sir" (Mind if I move in closer?)

C    A   C   C       C    C   C   C       A   C  C  C     C   C C 

At least I'm gonna say that I tried (What's the sense of hurtin' my pride?)

C     C    A    D D    D    D   D  D      G         G    G     G  G A     B    C 

Chorus: 

I really can't stay

E   E D    C    G

Baby, don't hold out)

E D      C       E    C 

Oh but it's cold outside

E      F  G    A   B C D C  

Verse 2: 

I simply must go (But, baby, it's cold outside)

G   G A     C    E     G   G A   C      E     C G 

The answer is no (But, baby, it's cold outside)

E       F E    D  G    G    F E    D     F     E D 

Your welcome has been (How lucky that you dropped in)

C          E D     C      G      E      E D   C    E       C       C 

So nice and warm (Look out the window at the storm)

E     E    C    E  D       A    G   D     A G    D  E     F 

My sister will be suspicious (Gosh your lips look delicious)

C    A C    C   C   C C C         A       C     C     C    C C C 

My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon the tropical shore)

C      A C     C    C    C    C   C    C         A      C C   C   C C C    C    

My maiden aunt's mind is vicious (Gosh your lips are delicious)

C     A  C       C       C    C   C C        A     C      C   C    C C C 

But maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before)

C      A D      D D  D E F#    G       G G     G   G    G A     B C 

I've gotta get home (But, baby, you'd freeze out there)

E      E D   C     G       E     E D     C       E       C     C 

Say, lend me a coat (It's up to your knees out there)

E        F    E  D   G     C   F   E   D       F      E     D 

You've really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)

D         E D     C       G     C   E      D      C     E      C    C 

But don't you see? (How can you do this thing to me?)

G      E      C   E D     A    G    D   A   G      D    E    F 

There's bound to be talk tomorrow (Think of my lifelong sorrow)

C              A    C   C   C    C C C          A   C   C    C C       C C 

At least there will be plenty implied (If you got pneumonia and died)

C     A     C     C    C   D C      C C     G   G   G     G G A       B     C 

Chorus:

I really can't stay

E E D       C  G    

(Get over that hold out)

E      E F    G     A   G 

Baby, it's cold

E  F     G   A 

Baby, it's cold outside

A A     A    B     G C

13. Frosty the snowman

G – E F G – C° B C° D°-C° B-A G
Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul

B C° D°-C° B A A G-C° E
With a corncob pipe and a button nose

E A G F E D G
And two eyes made out of coal!

G – E F G -C° B C° D°-C°-B A G

Frosty the snowman is a fairytale they say

B C° D° C° B A A G – C° E
He was made of snow but the children know

E A G F E D C
How he came to life one day

E G G C° C° B-G G E
There must have been some magic in that

E A G F E
Old silk hat they found

E D D G G B B D°
For when they placed it on his head

B C°-D° C° B A – G
He began to dance around!

G – E F G – C°
Frosty the snowman

B C°-D° C° B A G
Was alive as he could be

B C° D° C° B A A G C° E
And the kids all say he could laugh and play

E A G F E D C
Just the same as you and me!

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Xach

Thank you very much for this!

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