Winter WonderlandWords & Music by Richard B. Smith & Felix Bernard
Recorded by The Andrews Sisters, 1950
Intro Verse: AM7 Bm7 C#m7 Bm7 Over the ground lies a mantle of white, AM7 Bm7 AM7 Bm7-5 A heaven of diamonds shine down through the night, C#m7 F#m7 Bm7-5 E7 AM7 Two hearts are thrillin' in spite of the chill in the weather. AM7 Bm7 C#m7 Bm7 Love knows no season, love knows no clime, AM7 Bm7 AM7 Bm7 Romance can blossom any old time, C#m7 F#m7 Bm7-5 E7 AM7 Bm7 E7 Here in the open we're walking and hoping together! Together... AM7 Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 Together... to - geth - er... Melody: E7 A A6 AM7 A6 Sleighbells ring, are you listening? E In the lane, snow is glistening; E E9 E E7 A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, A E7 A Walking in a winter wonderland. E7 A A6 AM7 A6 Gone away is the bluebird, E Here to stay is a new bird; E E9 E E7 He sings a love song as we go along, A E A A7 Walking in a winter wonderland. Bridge: D G D In the meadow we can build a snowman, D G D And pretend that he is Parson Brown. E A E He'll say, "Are you married?" We'll say, "No, man, E B7 E E7 But you can do the job when you're in town." E7 A A6 AM7 A6 Later on we'll conspire E As we dream by the fire, E E9 E E7 To face unafraid the plans that we made A E A A7 Walking in a winter wonderland. Repeat Bridge: E7 A A6 AM7 A6 Later on we'll conspire E As we dream by the fire, E E9 E E7 To face unafraid the plans that we made A E7 A F#m Walking in a winter wonderland, Coda: A E7 A D A E7 A Walking in a winter wonderland.
*The intro verse I've included here was not a part of the Andrews Sisters' version -- it was transcribed by Tom Young from a bridge recorded by Johnny Mathis. Fellow guitarist and friend Ray Brizzi re-keyed it to this arrangment and passed it along to me. I had never seen that portion before, but both Ray and I suspect that it may have been an intro verse at its inception, so that's where I put it in this arrangement. One other note: to be strictly accurate, the bridge ought to begin with C#. However -- since my object is, and always has been, to derive a playable arrangement, I stuck with the D