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Christmas Dinner Chords
From: Barrie McCombs 

CHRISTMAS DINNER   Time: 2/2   Tenor: G   Bass: G
- Paul Stookey, 1963

       6m         5         4         1
And it .. came to pass on a Christmas evening
2m7             1          2            3
. While all the doors were .. shuttered tight
6m         5         4         1
.. Outside standing, .. lonely boy-child
2m7         1         3         6m        *
.. Cold and shivering .. in the night

6m        5       4        1
.. On the street, .. every window
2m7        1        2           3
. Save but one, was .. gleaming bright
6m          5      4             1
And to this window .. walked the boychild
2m7        1       3         6m        *
.. Peeking in saw, .. candle light

6m            5              4         1
Through other windows he had looked at turkeys
2m7         1      2         3
. Ducks and geese, .. cherry pies
6m               5            4           1
But through this window saw a grey-haired lady
2m7      1        3        6m     *
.. Table bare and .. tears in her eyes

Into his coat reached the boy-child
Knowing well there was litle there
He took from his pocket, his own Christmas dinner
A bit of cheese, some bread ... to share

His outstretched hands held the food and they trembled
As the door, it opened wide
Said he, Would you share with me Christmas dinner
Gently said she, Come inside

The grey-haired lady brought forth to the table
Glasses two and her last drop of wine
Said she, Here's a toast to everyone's Christmas
and especially, ... yours and mine

And it came to pass on that Christmas evening
While all the doors were shuttered tight
That in that town, the happiest Christmas
Was shared by ... candle light

- Timing varies in each verse

- Asterisk (*) =  new measure, play same chord
- Period (.)   =  1/8 note rest at start of a measure
- Underline(_) =  sustain note into next measure

CHORDS (Number System):
- Example:     1    2    3    4    5    6    7
- Key of C:    C    D    E    F    G    A    B
- Detailed description: /pub/guitar/other_stuff/numbering_system.txt

- Submitted by:  Barrie McCombs ([email protected])

Paul Stookey - Christmas Dinner Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Christmas Dinner tabs @ 911Tabs
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About the artist behind Christmas Dinner Chords:

Noel "Paul" Stookey (born December 30, 1937) is a singer-songwriter best known as "Paul" in the trio Peter, Paul and Mary. He is an alumnus of Michigan State University. While attending Michigan State University he joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

His best-known composition is "The Wedding Song (There is Love)", which charted in 1971 and remains popular for performance during wedding services. He wrote the song as a wedding gift for Peter Yarrow. Stookey assigned the copyright to this song to the Public Domain Foundation.

In addition to his recordings with the trio, he released a number of solo works, several albums with an ensemble called Bodyworks, and some anthologies. His post-Peter, Paul and Mary works have emphasized his Christian faith, family life, and social concerns. He was an important artist in the young Jesus music movement which would later bloom into the contemporary Christian music industry, although his generally politically liberal views distinguish him from many such artists.

He also has production credits on albums by several lesser-known singer-songwriters, including Dave Mallett and Gordon Bok. He was the founder of the Neworld Multimedia record label.

He remains active in the music industry, performing regularly both as a member of Peter, Paul, and Mary and as a solo act.

Though Stookey spent several years as a school-year resident of Massachusetts while his wife Betty served as the Northfield Mount Hermon School chaplain, Noel and Betty returned to their home in Blue Hill, Maine in June 2005, where he records in a studio that was previously a chicken-house.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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