Happy Xmas War Is Over chords & lyrics

by John Lennon

John Lennon

Composers (Happy Xmas War Is Over): John Lennon, Yoko Ono - 1971

Recorded: 28th, 31st October 1971, Record Plant East, New York

Released:1st Dec 1971 (US), 24th Nov 1972 (UK)

Genre: Rock, Christmas

Album: Power To The People - The Hits

Music: Key of A Major in 12/8 time at 146 bpm (♪)
Chords: A, Asus2, Asus4, Bm, Bsus2, Bsus4, E, Esus4, Eadd9, D, Dsus2, Dsus4, Em, Em(maj7), Em(add9), G

Happy Xmas War Is Over by John Lennon

CHORD TABS  Unmarked Strings: don't play
            Numbers: frets
            O: play string open
            B: Barre Chord

    A Asus2 Asus4 Bm Bsus2  Bsus4  E Esus4 Eadd9  D Dsus2 Dsus4 Em Em(maj7) Em(add9) G
e |-0---0-----0----2---2------2----0---0-----0----2---0-----4----0-------------2-----3-|
B |-2---0-----3----3---2------5----0---0-----0----3---3-----3----0----4--------0-----0-|
G |-2---2-----2----4---4------4----1---2-----1----2---2-----2----0----0--------0-----0-|
D |-2---2-----2----4---4------4----2---2-----4----0---0-----0----2----2--------2-----0-|
A |-0---0-----0----2---2------2----2---2-----2-------------------2----2--------2-----2-|
E |--------------------------------0---0-----0-------------------0----0--------0-----3-|
                  (B) (B)    (B)
 
                A        Asus2    Asus4
1. So this is Christ-mas
        A             Bm        Bsus2    Bsus4
   And what have you done
      Bm          Esus4   E   Eadd9
   A-noth-er year o-ver
          E               A   Asus2    Asus4
   And a new one just be-gun
       A            D       Dsus2    Dsus4
   And so this is Christ-mas
      D            Em    Em(maj7)  Em(add9)
   I hope you have fun
        Em          Asus4    A   Asus2
   The near and the dear ones
        A             D       Dsus2    Dsus4
   The old and the young

          D              G
Chorus: A ve-ry Mer-ry Christ-mas
                          A
        And a hap-py New Year
                           Em       G
        Let's hope it's a good one
                       D      E
        With-out a-ny fear

                A              Asus2  Asus4
2. So this is Christ-mas (War    Is     O - ver)
        A             Bm          Bsus2  Bsus4
   For weak and for strong  (If    you   want  it)
        Bm          Esus4              E   Eadd9
   For rich and the poor ones (War    Is     O - ver)
         E           A         Asus2  Asus4
   The world is so wrong (No -  ow  -  ow - ow... )
       A           D              Dsus2  Dsus4
   And so hap-py Christ-mas (War    Is     O - ver)
         D            Em        Em(maj7)  Em(add9)
   For black and for white  (If   you      want   it)
           Em          Asus4              A   Asus2
   For the yel-low and  red  ones (War    Is    O - ver)
          A             D         Dsus2  Dsus4
   Let's stop all the fight (No -  ow  -  ow - ow... )

          D              G
Chorus: A ve-ry Mer-ry Christ-mas
                          A
        And a hap-py New Year
                           Em       G
        Let's hope it's a good one
                       D      E
        With-out a-ny fear

                A              Asus2  Asus4
3. So this is Christ-mas (War    Is     O - ver)
        A            Bm       Bsus2  Bsus4
   And what have we done  (If  you    want  it)
      Bm         Esus4             E    Eadd9
   A-noth-er year  o - ver (War    Is     O - ver
          E               A       Asus2   Asus4
   And a new one just be-gun (No -  ow  -  ow - ow... )
       A           D              Dsus2  Dsus4
   And so hap-py Christ-mas (War    Is     O - ver)
       D            Em       Em(maj7)  Em(add9) 
   We hope you have fun  (If   you       want   it)
        Em          Asus4            A   Asus2
   The near and the dear one (War    Is    O - ver)
        A            D         Dsus2  Dsus4
   The old and the young (No -  ow  -  ow - ow... )

          D              G
Chorus: A ve-ry Mer-ry Christ-mas
                          A
        And a hap-py New Year
                           Em       G
        Let's hope it's a good one
                       D      E
        With-out a-ny fear

          A    Asus2  Asus4    A 
Outro:   War    is      o  -  ver
         Bm  Bsus2 Bsus4   Bm
         If   you   want   it
        Esus4  E   Eadd9    E
         War   is    o  -  ver 
          A   Asus2  Asus4    A 
         Now...                   (repeat to fade)
    

A 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

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