I Believe In Father Christmas (Greg Lake - Lesson 1/2)

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Greg Lake
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I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake

Acoustic guitar lesson for my favourite Christmas song.



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Artist: Greg Lake
Song: I believe in father christmas

This bit is played at the beginning:
e--7--7--5--5--3--3--2--2--3--3---------
b---------------------------------0--0--
g---------------------------------------
d-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-
a---------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------
If its unclear you play open d alternate to the notes on the e string.
Finish intro with a bit of:

e----2-----
b-----3----                   Repeat a couple of times
g------2---
d-------0--

Verse:
Dsus2                 G6      D                  (same chords for each line)
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth,
But instead it just kept on raining,
A veil of tears for the Virgin birth.

Chorus:
C  G           D
I remember one Christmas morning,
C            G           D
The Winter's light and a distant choir,
         D        A             G              D
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell,
    D            G6         Dsus2
And eyes full of tinsel and fire.

Dsus2          G6        D
They sold me A dream of Christmas,
They sold me A silent night,
They told me A fairy story,
'Til I believed in the Israelite.

Chorus:
C  G           D
I remember one Christmas morning,
C            G           D
The Winter's light and a distant choir,
         D        A             G              D
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell,
    D            G6         Dsus2
And eyes full of tinsel and fire.

Dsus2        G6       D
I wish you A hopeful Christmas,
I wish you A brave New Year,
All anguish, pain and sadness,
Leave your heart and let your road be clear.

Dsus2                 G6      D
They said there'd be snow at Christmas,
They said there'd be peace on earth,
D            A           G6        D
Hallelujah! Noel!, be it Heaven or Hell,
     D           G6   Dsus2
The Christmas we get, we deserve.

Might not be correct bit unsure on bits lead riff goes something like:

e-------------------------------------------
b---3-2-2-3------------323-----------3-23---
g--2---4---4-2-4-2-0-22---2-2-0-0-2-4----4-2  etc. carries on a bit longer
d------------------------------2------------  avnt got round to tabbing yet!
a-------------------------------------------  Like i said a bit rough but
E-------------------------------------------  someone who is better on 
                                              Guitar than me (Nearly Every1)
                                              Can tab it a bit better!
Comments and suggestions are welcome!
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Greg Lake I Believe In Father Christmas Lyrics

They said there'll be snow at Christmas  They said there'll be peace on Earth  But instead, it just kept on raining  A veil of tears for the Virgin birth  I remember one Christmas morning  A winter's light and a distant choir  And the peal of a bell  And that Christmas tree smell  And their eyes full of tinsel and fire  [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/greg+lake/i+believe+in+father+christmas_20157258.html ]  They sold me a dream of Christmas  They sold me a Silent Night  And they told me a fairy story  Til I believed in the Israelite  And I believed in Father Christmas  And I looked to the sky with excited eyes  Then I woke with a yawn  In the first light of dawn  And I saw him and through his disguise  I wish you a hopeful Christmas  I wish you a brave New Year  All anguish pain and sadness  Leave your heart and let your road be clear  They said there'd be snow at Christmas  They said there'll be peace on Earth  Hallelujah, Noel, be it Heaven or Hell  The Christmas we get, we deserve


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