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Traditional Music Lyrics by John Mason Neale VERSE 1 G Em D G C D Good King Wenceslas looked out C G C D7 G On the feast of Stephen, Em D G C D When the snow lay round about, C G C D7 G Deep and crisp and even; C G D G D Em Brightly shone the moon that night, C G C D7 G Though the frost was cruel, C D7 Em D When a poor man came in sight, G C G D Em C G Gath'ring winter fu---el. VERSE 2 G Em D G C D "Hither, page, and stand by me, C G C D7 G If thou know'st it, telling, Em D G C D Yonder peasant, who is he? C G C D7 G Where and what his dwelling?" C G D G D Em "Sire, he lives a good league hence, C G C D7 G Underneath the mountain; C D7 Em D Right against the forest fence, G C G D Em C G By Saint Agnes' foun---tain." VERSE 3 G Em D G C D "Bring me flesh, and bring me wine, C G C D7 G Bring me pine logs hither. Em D G C D Thou and I will see him dine, C G C D7 G When we bear them thither." C G D G D Em Page and monarch forth they went, C G C D7 G Forth they went together; C D7 Em D Through the rude wind's wild lament G C G D Em C G And the bitter weath---er. VERSE 4 G Em D G C D "Sire, the night is darker now, C G C D7 G And the wind blows stronger; Em D G C D Fails my heart, I know not how, C G C D7 G I can go no longer." C G D G D Em "Mark my footsteps, my good page, C G C D7 G Tread thou in them boldly: C D7 Em D Thou shalt find the winter's rage G C G D Em C G Freeze thy blood less cold---ly." VERSE 5 G Em D G C D In his master's steps he trod, C G C D7 G Where the snow lay dinted; Em D G C D Heat was in the very sod C G C D7 G Which the saint had printed; C G D G D Em Therefore, Christian men, be sure, C G C D7 G Wealth or rank possessing, C D7 Em D Ye who now will bless the poor, G C G D Em C G Shall yourselves find bless---ing.
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|Banjo||C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Guitar||C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Mandolin||C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Piano||C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Ukulele||C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|