Allo Darlin’ – Space Christmas (Chords)


Allo Darlin’ – Space Christmas (Chords)

There’s an awful lot to recommend this song. It’s a very sweet Christmas song. It references Stephin Merritt (I think). It was on the same Cherryade Christmas album as that Christmas song I sort of wrote the music for that one time. And it’s also only got three chords in.

The down side is that you need a capo on the second fret (or use D-tuning). But you can even skip that if you don’t mind singing it a tone lower.

Suggested Strumming

You can use this as the main strumming pattern:

d – d – - u d u

Which sounds like this:

 
Strum MP3

In the verse: do that once for every chord except the G at the end of the third line of each verse (where you do it twice).

In the middle: do eight down strums for the Cs and the main strum on the others.

Twiddly Bits

The little xylophone bit transfers to uke well. Here it is assuming you’re capoed:

 
Solo MP3

Without the capo, you can play it like this.

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6 Comments

  1. stonecoldbikini December 20th, 2012 7:10 pm

    Good call on the Stephin Merritt reference.

  2. Woodshed December 21st, 2012 10:13 am

    stonecoldbikini: I did wonder if she was influenced by the 6ths to include a Mati Hari reference as well. That might be pushing it a bit.

  3. franspain December 28th, 2012 10:21 am

    I didn’t where to post it… Merry Christmas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSGPeVGeK-4&sns=fb

  4. Woodshed December 28th, 2012 12:03 pm

    franspain: Merry Christmas, Fran.

  5. Surette January 7th, 2013 12:00 am

    You should try doing “Do you hear the people sing” from Les Miserables play

  6. Lani January 15th, 2013 1:01 am

    Will you please, please do a cover of Mr. Cellophane?
    I love your site, it is fantastic!

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