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Traditional Music Traditional Lyrics VERSE 1 Em B Em Bm C God rest you merry, gentlemen, G C B Em Am B Let nothing you dismay, Em B Em Bm C For Jesus Christ our Sav---iour, G C B Em Am B Was born upon this day; E Am D G C G7 C G To save us all from Satan's power, B7 Em A7 D G D7 When we were gone astray. REFRAIN Em D G C G Am Em B O___ tidings of comfort and joy, Em A7 D Comfort and joy, G D7 G C G C G Em B Em O___ tid---ings of com---fort and joy. VERSE 2 Em B Em Bm C In Bethlehem, in Jew---ry, G C B Em Am B This blessed Babe was born, Em B Em Bm C And laid within a man---ger, G C B Em Am B Upon this blessed morn; E Am D G C G7 C G The which His Mother Ma---ry B7 Em A7 D G D7 Did nothing take in scorn. REFRAIN VERSE 3 Em B Em Bm C From God our heavenly Fa----ther, G C B Em Am B A blessed angel came; Em B Em Bm C And unto certain shep---herds, G C C Em Am B Brought tidings of the same; E Am D G C G7 C G How that in Bethlehem was born, B7 Em A7 D G D7 The Son of God by name. REFRAIN ADDITIONAL VERSES: VERSE 4 "Fear not," then said the Angel, "Let nothing you affright, This day is born a Saviour Of virtue, power, and might; To free all those who trust in Him From Satan's power and might;" REFRAIN VERSE 5 The shepherds at those tidings Rejoiced much in mind, And left their flocks a-feeding, In tempest, storm, and wind, And went to Bethlehem straightway, The blessed Babe to find; REFRAIN VERSE 6 But when to Bethlehem they came, Where this dear infant lay, They found Him in a manger, Where oxen feed on hay; His Mother Mary kneeling down, Unto the Lord did pray; REFRAIN VERSE 7 Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood, Each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas All others doth deface; REFRAIN
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|Banjo||A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7|
|Guitar||A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7|
|Mandolin||A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7|
|Piano||A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7|
|Tin Whistle||A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7|
|Ukulele||A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7|