Frosty The Snowman chords

by The Countdown Kids
  • Music & Lyrics: Walter 'Jack' Rollins & Steve Nelson
  • First Recording: December 14th, 1950 by Gene Autry & The Cass County Boys. Reached No 7 on the US Pop Singles Chart.
  • Featured Artists: The Countdown Kids from the album 30 Toddler Christmas Carols, Vol.1
  • Music: Key of Bb Major in 4/4 time at 80 bpm (𝅗𝅥)
  • Chords in Bb Major: Bb, Bb7, F, F7, G7, Eb, Cm, C7
  • Easier in A Major with Chords: A, A7, E, E7, F#7, D, Bm, B7
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
A Major A7 Bm Bm B7 D Major E Major E7 F#7
A Major A7 Bm Bm B7 D Major E Major E7 F#7

Frosty The Snowman

Capo on 1 if playing with the video

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
                    A  Bb    D     A     F#7    Bm    E       A
Intro: 4/4 | / / /  ♪  ♪ ‖       | 1&2&  3&4& | 1&2&  3&4& |      ‖

   A                             D             A
1. Fros-ty the snow-man    Was a jol-ly hap-py soul
          D                   A                       E                A
   With a corn cob pipe and a but-ton nose    And two eyes made out of coal
   A                            D                A
   Fros-ty the snow-man    Is a fair-y tale they say
          D                        A         F#7            Bm      E        A
   He was made out of snow but the child-ren know    How he came to life one day

              D                   A              E                 A
Bridge: There must have been some mag-ic in that old silk cap they found
            E                   E7                B7              E        E7
        For when they placed it on his head he be-gan to dance a-|round - (Oh) |

   A                             D                A
2. Fros-ty the snow-man    Was a-live as he could be
           D                      A         F#7              Bm      E       A
   And the child-ren say he could laugh and play    Just the same as you and me
   A                                D                A
   Fros-ty the snow-man    Knew the sun was hot that day
         D                        A         F#7           Bm     E      A
   So he said let’s run and we’ll have some fun    Now be-fore I melt a-way

   A                              D                  A
3. Down to the vil-lage    With a broom stick in his hand
            D                    A         F#7               Bm       E      A
   Run-ning here and there all a-round the square    Say-ing catch me if you can

           D                 A                     E                 A     A7
Bridge: He led them down the streets of town right to the traf-fic | cop -    |
               E              E7              B7                  E       E7
        And he on-ly paused a mo-ment when he heard him hol-ler | stop! -     |

   A                              D             A
4. Fros-ty the snow-man    Had to hur-ry on his way
          D                      A         F#7            Bm     E         A
   But he waved good-bye say-ing Don't you cry    I'll be back a-gain some day

Outro: Thump-e-ty thump thump    Thump-e-ty thump thump
               A7      E
       Look at Fros-ty go
       Thump-e-ty thump thump    Thump-e-ty thump thump
                 E7       A
       Ov-er the hills of snow


  • Song Key: A Major - You will need a capo on the 1st fret if playing with the video which is in Bb Major.
  • 80 bpm (𝅗𝅥) ... the beat sounds on every 1st & 3rd quarter-notes of each bar for those of you using a metronome or click track, with the value of each beat, a half note or minim as the symbol suggests.
    You can set the metronome at 160 bpm to play on every beat, but it sounds a little busy... the choice is yours.
  • In the Intro, the xylophone comes in on the 4th beat of the first bar. There are 3 crotchet rests which indicate 3 beats of rest, then 2 eighth-notes on 4& (A, B♭) going into the second bar. The guitar starts on the second bar, although you can play the leading notes of A & B♭ on the 4& of the first bar if you wish... see chart.
  • This song is very simple to play although there are a couple barre chords, but don't be put off as they are very easy to play.
  • The F#7 barre chord can be played like the E7 with the extra notes ... see charts.
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