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Christmas Dinner  Paul Stookey

And it [Am]came to [G]pass on a [F]Christmas [C]evening
[F]While all the [C]doors were [D]shuttered [E]tight
[Am]Outside [G]standing, [F]a lonely [C]boy-child
[F]Cold and [C]shivering  [E]in the [Am]night
[Am]Out on the [G]street, [F]every [C]window
[F]Save but [C]one, was [D]gleaming [E]bright
[Am]And to this [G]window [F]walked the [C]boychild
[F]Peeking [C]in saw, [E]candle [Am]light
[Am]Through other [G]windows [F]he had [C]looked
at [F]turkeys, [C]Ducks and [D]cherry [E]pies
But [Am]through this [G]window saw a [F]grey-haired [C]lady
[F]Table [C]bare [E]tears in her [Am]eyes
[Am]Into his [G]coat [F]reached the [C]boy-child
[F]Knowing [C]well what was [D]little [E]there
[Am]Took from his [G]pocket, his [F]own Christmas [C]dinner
[F]A bit of [C]cheese, some [E]bread ... to [Am]share
His [Am]outstretched [G]hands held the [F]food as they [C]trembled
And [F]as the [C]door was [D]opened [E]wide
Said [Am]he, Would you [G]share with [F]me Christmas [C]dinner
[F]Gently [C]said she, [E]Come in[Am]side
The [Am]gray-haired [G]lady brought [F]forth to the [C]table
[F]Glasses [C]two and her [D]last drop of [E]wine
Said [Am]she, Here\'s a [G]toast to [F]everyone\'s [C]Christmas
[F]and es[C]pecially, ... [E]yours and [Am]mine
And it [Am]came to [G]pass on that [F]Christmas [C]evening
While [F]all the [C]doors were [D]shuttered [E]tight
That [Am]in that [G]town, the [F]happiest [C]Christmas
[F]Was [C]shared by ... [E]candle [Am]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

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