James Taylor In The Bleak Midwinter chords
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This is a version originally posted on a James Taylor forum and I believe it to be very close to the original recording. Intro G D/F# Em Bm7 A G D/F# Em A *1: SEE NOTE AT BOTTOM Bm7 G9 A Bm7 G9 *2: SEE NOTE AT BOTTOM Verse 1 D B11 Bm7 B11>Bm7 In the bleak midwinter G A A4<A Icy winds made moan D F#m7 B11 Bm7 Earth stood hard as iron G A D Water like a stone Em D/F# G A Snow on snow had fallen Bm7 E7 A4 A Snow on snow on snow Gmaj7 Gm7 F#m7 E A4+7/B' A4+7 A D In the bleak midwinter long and long ago Instrumental Bridge D a/D Dmaj7 G D Dmaj7* F#m7 G Verse 2 D B11 Bm7 A Angels and archangels G A A4 A May have gathered there D D/F# B11 Bm7 Cherubim and seraphim G A D Rising in the air Em D/F# G A None but only Mary Bm7 E7 A4 A In her maiden bliss Gmaj7 Gm7 F#m7 E Worshipped the beloved A4+7/B' A4+7 A7 D With a mother's kiss Solo D B11 Bm7 G A A4 A D B11 Bm7 G A D Bridge Em D/F# G A Heaven cannot hold Him Bm7 E7 A4 A Nor can earth sustain Gmaj7 Gm7 F#m7 E Heaven and earth shall fall away A4+7/B' A4+7 A7 D When He comes to reign Instrumental Bridge D a/D Dmaj7 G D Dmaj7* F#m7 G Verse 3 D B11 Bm7 What then can I give Him? G A A4 A Empty as I am D B11 Bm7 If I were a shepherd G A D I would bring a lamb Em D/F# G A If I were a Wise Man Bm7 E7 A4 A I would know my part Gmaj7 Gm7 F#m7 E What then can I give Him? A4+7/B' A D I must give my heart Ending a/D G9 a/D D/F# G9 G D/F# Em Bm7 A G D/F# Em A4 D *3: SEE NOTE AT BOTTOM *1: Hit the G once (6th string) with your middle finger on the 3rd fret allowing for action with your index and ring fingers on the note pairs (1st - 3rd string): G(eb da eb f#c# eb) D/F# etc. *2: This is really a Bm7 flat 6th and very similar to the Frozen Man intro. Tabbed like this: x24035 (fret), x13x25 (finger) *3: This is virtually the same as the Intro line as described in note 1.