Christmas Dinner

Paul Stookey

 AmGFC
And it came to pass on a Christmas evening
 FCDE
 While all the doors were shuttered tight
 AmGFC
 Outside standing, a lonely boy-child
 FCEAm
 Cold and shivering  in the night

 AmGFC
 Out on the street, every window
 FCDE
 Save but one, was gleaming bright
 AmGFC
 And to this window walked the boychild
 FCEAm
 Peeking in saw, candle light

 AmGFC
 Through other windows he had looked
 FCDE
at turkeys, Ducks and cherry pies
 AmGFC
But through this window saw a grey-haired lady
 FCEAm
 Table bare tears in her eyes

 AmGFC
 Into his coat reached the boy-child
 FCDE
 Knowing well what was little there
 AmGFC
 Took from his pocket, his own Christmas dinner
 FCEAm
 A bit of cheese, some bread ... to share

 AmGFC
His outstretched hands held the food as they trembled
 FCDE
And as the door was opened wide
 AmGFC
Said he, Would you share with me Christmas dinner
 FCEAm
 Gently said she, Come inside

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

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

NOTES:
- Timing varies in each verse

SYMBOLS:
- 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 (bmccombs@acs.ucalgary.ca)

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| This file is the author\'s own work and represents their interpretation |
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