What Child Is This? chords & lyrics

by The Judds

  • What Child Is This Music: Traditional 16th Century English to the Melody of "Greensleeves"... more
  • Words: William Chatterton Dix (English Writer) - 1865
  • Featured Artists: The Judds from the album Christmas Time With The Judds.
  • Music: Key of B Minor in 6/8 time at 130 bpm (♩)
  • Song Chords: Bm, A, Em, F#7, D

What Child Is This? by The Judds

 Intro: 6/8 |  Bm  |  A  |  Bm  -  D  |  F#7  |

         Bm                A
1. What child is this who laid to rest
      Bm      Em       F#7
   On Ma-ry's lap, is sleep-ing?
        Bm                 A
   Whom an-gels greet with an-thems sweet
          Bm         F#7       Bm
   While shep-herds watch are keep-ing?
    D              A
** This, this is Christ the King
         Bm         Em       F#7
   Whom shep-herds guard and an-gels sing
     D               A 
   Haste, haste to bring him laud___ 
        Bm       F#7    Bm    |  Bm  |
   The Babe, the Son of Ma-ry!

   |  Bm  |  A  |  Bm  -   D  |  F#7  |

        Bm              A
2. Why lies He in such mean es-tate
         Bm     Em      F#7
   Where ox and ass are feed-ing?
          Bm                  A
   Good Christ-ian, fear for sin-ners here
       Bm      F#7      Bm
   The si-lent Word is plead-ing.
    D              A
** This, this is Christ the King
         Bm         Em       F#7
   Whom shep-herds guard and an-gels sing
     D               A 
   Haste, haste to bring him laud___ 
        Bm       F#7    Bm    |  Bm  |
   The Babe, the Son of Ma-ry!

   |  Bm  |  A  |  Bm  -  D  |  F#7  |

       Bm                  A
3. So bring Him in-cense, gold, and myrrh
         Bm        Em     F#7
   Come peas-ant, king to own Him,
        Bm                A
   The King of kings, sal-va-tion brings, 
       Bm       F#7        Bm
   Let lov-ing hearts en-throne Him.
     D             A
** This, this is Christ the King
         Bm         Em       F#7
   Whom shep-herds guard and an-gels sing
     D               A 
   Haste, haste to bring him laud___ 
        Bm       F#7    Bm  
   The Babe, the Son of Ma-ry! 

    D              A
** This, this is Christ the King
         Bm         Em       F#7
   Whom shep-herds guard and an-gels sing
    D             A 
   Joy, Joy for Christ Is born
        Bm       F#7    Bm    
   The Babe, the Son of Ma-ry!

B Minor

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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The Judds
The Judds

Origin: Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.

Line-up: Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd (mother/daughter duo)
Naomi Judd (Mother): Born Diana Ellen Judd on January 11, 1946, in Ashland, Kentucky, US.
Wynonna Judd (Daughter): Born Christina Claire Ciminella on May 30, 1964 in Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.

Active Years: 1983-91, 1994, 1998-00, 2008-11

Music Styles: Country

Associations: Brent Maher, Don Potter

The Judds

Official Website - Naomi Judd: naomijudd.com

Official Website - Wynonna Judd: wynonna.com

Featured Album: Christmas Time With The Judds

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