Do You Hear What I Hear chords & lyrics

by Órla Fallon & Méav Ní Mhaolchath

  • Do You Hear What I Hear Music & Lyrics: Noel Regney & Gloria Shayne
  • Performance: Órla Fallon & Méav Ní Mhaolchath from the album Orla Fallon's Celtic Christmas
  • Music: 3 key signatures (B♭, C and D Major) with 2 key changes in 4/4 time at 86 bpm (♩)
  • Song Chords: B♭, G, A, Am, Am7, D, Dm, Dm7, F, Em, E, E7, C

Do You Hear What I Hear by Orla & Méav

Intro: 4/4                                  (hold)
         |   Bb   |       |       |       |   Bb   |

             Bb               Fm7      Bb
1. Said the night wind to the lit-tle lamb

   Do you see what I see
   Bb                 Fm7      Bb
   Way up in the sky  lit-tle lamb

   Do you see what I see
      Gm                Dm
   A star___ A star___ Danc-ing in the night
           Eb      F        D              
   With a tail as big as a kite
           Eb      F     | Bb  /  / Fm7  |  Bb  |
   With a tail as big as a kite

            Bb                  Fm7       Bb
2. Said the lit-tle lamb to the shep-herd boy

   Do you hear what I hear___ (Do you hear what I hear)
    Bb                      Fm7       Bb
   Ring-ing through the sky shep-herd boy

   Do you hear what I hear___ (Do you hear what I hear)
      Gm                Dm 
   A song___ A song___ High a-bove the trees
           Eb       F          D            
   With a voice as big as the sea 
           Eb       F         Bb     | C  / / Gm7  |  C  |
   With a voice as big as the sea...   (key change)

             C                    Gm7     C
3. Said the shep-herd boy to the might-y king

   Do you know what I know___ (Do you know what I know)
   C                     Gm7     C
   In your pal-ace wall might-y king
   
   Do you know what I know___ (Do you know what I know)
      Am                  Em
   A child___ A child___ Shiv-ers in the cold
            F        G           E
   Let us bring him sil-ver and gold 
            F        G           C    |  C  | 
   Let us bring him sil-ver and gold         ...(key change)

             D                  Am7      D
4. Said the king to the peo-ple ev-‘ry-where

   Listen to what I say___ (Listen to what I say)
    D                    Am7      D
   Pray for peace people ev-‘ry-where

   Listen to what I say___ (Listen to what I say)
        Bm                     F#m
   The child___ The child____ Sleep-ing in the night
             G       A             F#      (rit. / slow down)
   He will bring us good-ness and light        
             G       A           |  D  / / Am7  |  D  | D  / / Am7  |  D  |
   He will bring us good-ness and light                                Pause

Bb Major → C Major → D Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Orla & Meav
Orla & Meav

Orla and Meav are 2 of the original members of Celtic Woman. They are both Irish singers that specialize in traditional music from their Homeland along with a variety of tunes with a strong Celtic flavor.

Since leaving Celtic Woman they have continued on with flourishing solo careers including a variety of projects and recordings. Orla has a mystical and hauntingly beautiful sound to her voice while Maev reaches heights with a smooth precision and clarity that is truly outstanding.

Orla Fallon - Official website: OrlaFallon.com

Méav Ní Mhaolchath - Official website: Meav.com

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