Eric Idle – Fuck Christmas (Chords)

Eric Idle – Fuck Christmas (Chords)

I know a lot of you will relate to this song more than most of the Christmas songs I’ve posted. And I think a lot of people will feel like this at some point. But if you’re still in the Christmas spirit it’s your last chance to pick up the new Christmas Ukulele 2 ebook at the pre-release price before the it goes up when Wednesday’s post is published.

While we’re fucking things, fuck tinkling pianos. It makes it a pain to work things out for uke. I’ve tried to make the chords a bit jazzy without too much messing around.

And since I’m dropping the less offensive F-bomb all over the shop, my favourite Christmas song title ever: Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman.

Suggested Strumming

You can use this pattern with a long first down strum as the main strum:

d – – – d u d u

Which sounds like this:

Strum MP3

Then I just use one down strum each for the Dm-Em11 move and the last two lines of the song.

Twiddly Bits

Here’s the little Jingle Bells intro for uke:

Which sounds like this:

Intro MP3

There’s a full version of Jingle Bells here

Buy the MP3

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  1. Kempo December 5th, 2012 4:02 am

    What’s the ‘more’ offensive F-bomb? Fender?

  2. Woodshed December 5th, 2012 7:27 am

    Kempo: Formby.

  3. Sharon December 5th, 2012 8:36 am

    Personally, I find the expression “f-bomb” far more offensive than the word it is used to replace :)

    Suspect I won’t be singing this around the kids

  4. Kempo December 6th, 2012 12:31 am

    Oh yeah, absoformbylutely!

  5. kaizersoza December 8th, 2012 11:01 pm

    the link ain’t working for ‘Fuck Christmas’ please help this will start the party on christmas day cheers Al

  6. kaizersoza December 8th, 2012 11:03 pm

    never mind went back to my e mail and used another link

  7. Foinnse December 15th, 2012 7:16 pm

    This pleases me, thank you! Along with Mister grinch I will have good fodder for banging out a few cynical Xmas tunes while tanked up on Xmas whiskey at the in-laws this year! Merry fucking Xmas! :D Fuck. (for good measure)


  8. Maria December 16th, 2012 9:25 pm

    Eyebrow raised upon seeing this in my email; loved the song, printed the tabs. As I worked on it, would youtube it to hone in on certain melodies. Google immediately ‘re-profiled’ me and now naked ladies pop up next to ukulele ads. And then, I wondered, why ladies and not men?

  9. Woodshed December 16th, 2012 9:43 pm

    Foinnse: Merry fucking Christmas to you too!

    Maria: AdBlock.

  10. Jenny December 19th, 2012 4:49 pm

    Wanted to learn a Christmas tune for Dad & this is perfect! Getting away with saying Fuck so many times in front of my parents is just a cool bonus :-)

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