Merry Christmas War Is Over Chord Chart by John Lennon

Merry Christmas War Is Over Chord Chart by John Lennon.  Probably one of my favorite Christmas songs. This song is a little bit more of an intermediate song due to it's use of the Bm chord which is a barre chord. I have put a diagram below of a 'simple' BM that you can use to get through the song. Uses the same fingers and angle as a C chord. It's doesn't sound like a full BM chord, but it will get beginners through the song.

 
 

This song has a waltz feel to it. You can either count to 3 using 3/4 time for each chord

Easy Strumming:
1 2  3
D D D

Strumming with Accent on 1:
>
1 + 2+ 3+
DU DU DU

Each chord below is 4 measures long, so for each chord you would play the strumming pattern 4 times in a row before switching chords.

 
 

Merry Christmas War Is Over Chord Chart
by John Lennon

Verse:
                     A                                            Bm

So this is Christmas And what have you done
                        E                                        A
Another year over And a new one just begun
                           D                                     Em
and so this is Christmas I hope you have fun
                              A                                         D
The near and the dear one The old and the young


Chorus:
                          G                                          A

A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year        
                           Em                               D
Let’s hope it’s a good one Without any fear

                          
Verse:                    
                            A                                        Bm
And so this is Christmas For weak and for strong
                            E                                          A
For rich and the poor ones The world is so wrong
                           D                                       Em
And so happy Christmas For black and for white
                                 A                                 D
For yellow and red ones Let’s stop all the fight


Chorus:
                                   G                                          A

Have a very merry Christmas And a happy New Year        
                           Em                               D
Let’s hope it’s a good one Without any fear


Verse:
                     A                                            Bm

So this is Christmas And what have you done
                        E                                        A
Another year over And a new one just begun
                           D                                     Em
and so this is Christmas I hope you have fun
                              A                                         D
The near and the dear one The old and the young


Outro:
 A                 Bm                   E                  A   (repeat out)

War is over,  If  you want it War is over Now


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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