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# Paul Stookey-Christmas Dinner tab

```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

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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