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We’ve encountered so many Gene Autry hits on this site, that it would be downright sinful not to also include “Here Comes Santa Claus”, a Christmas song which he in fact wrote.
Oh, those days when a cowboy rode his horse into a wooing crowd of spectators in Los Angeles and captured people’s hearts! People chanted “Here Comes Santa Claus” during the Hollywood Christmas Parade which has been going on for ages. OK, let’s not exaggerate, they weren’t chanting about the cowboy Autry specifically, but nevertheless it’s the chant that inspired him to write the song.
Here is a song with a kind of duel: quarter notes versus eighth notes. Practice it by just playing the quarter notes, or one note per beat and then add in all the playful, repetitive eighth notes so that you can grasp the pulse, or the solid rhythmic feel behind the music. Master the skeleton, and the rest will come naturally.
The easy version has just the melody played between both hands while the more complex version would have an oom-pah fashion accompaniment (very common with many Christmas piano music), played by the left hand (or ideally a third hand ) and melody in the right.
The even more playful harmonies which underlie the lyrics “Bells are ringin’, Children singin’, All is merry and bright” can be accompanied by circle of fifths such as (in C major) F major – B major – E minor – A major – d minor – G major – C major.
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