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Little Drummer Boy

Year: 2007 - Album: The Essential Jars of Clay

  		Transcribed by: Brian Germer 
 
Important!!  The guitar in this song is tuned EABEBE (Low to High). 
 
Intro riff:  (starts in middle of first verse) ^= Natural Harmonic 
 
E-----7^--|---------------------------7^--|-|--0-----------------------------|- 
B-----7^--|-----------------------x---7^--|-|--0---2---5---7---8---9---10----|- 
E-----7^--|---------7--------7----x---7^--|-|--0---0---0---0---0---0----0----|- 
B-----7^--|---------0--------0----x---7^--|-|--0---2---5---7---8---9---10----|- 
A-----7^--|---------7--------7----x---7^--|-|--2---0---0---0---0---0----0----|- 
E-0-------|----0--------0-----------------|-|--0---2---5---7---8---9---10----|- 
 Lead in      Main intro riff         Chords: E  F#m  A   B   C  C#m   D       
 
***1st verse - Play harmonics where possible like with intro riff. 
 
Come, they told me (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
(intro starts) 
A newborn king to see (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
F#m*      A                  B 
Our finest gifts we bring (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
F#m      A                  D                   C#m (2nd time)  B (3rd time)    
To lay before the king (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum x 3) 
(Intro riff) 
So, to honor Him (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
 
When we come 
 
(Strum C#m)  
 
E                                C   B 
Little baby (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
E                                         C   B 
I am a poor boy too (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
F#m        A                  B  
I have no gifts to bring (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
F#m            A               D                   C#m (2nd time)  B (3rd time) 
That's fit to give a king (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum x 3) 
E 
Shall I play for you (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
 
On my drum? 
 
(Strum C#m) 
 
(Same as second verse) 
Mary nodded (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
The ox and lamb kept time (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
I played my drum for Him (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
I played my best for Him (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum x 3) 
Then, He smiled at me (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) 
Me and my drum 
 
Strum C#m (twice as long) 
 
Outro: intro riff 
 
"Little Drummer Boy" ? Mills Music Inc., ASCAP 
"Little Drummer Boy" arranged by Jars of Clay and Matt Bronlewee 
 

	  

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