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From chris.gaasch@co.hennepin.mn.us
Old English Carol

I Saw Three Ships

  G         D          G       D7
I saw three ships come sailing in,
   G                 D7
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
  G          D         G7      Am
I saw three ships come sailing in,
   G         A7         D7  G
On Christmas Day in the morning.


    G        D        G         D7
And what was in those ships all three,
   G                 D7
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
    G        D        G7        Am
And what was in those ships all three,
   G         A7         D7  G
On Christmas Day in the morning.



    G      D          G     D7
Our Savior Christ and his lady,
   G                 D7
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
    G      D          G7    Am
Our Savior Christ and his lady,
   G         A7         D7  G
On Christmas Day in the morning.



    G      D        G           D7
The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,
   G                 D7
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
    G      D        G7          Am
The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,
   G         A7         D7  G
On Christmas Day in the morning.



     G      D     G      D7
Then let us all rejoice amain,
   G                 D7
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
     G      D     G7     Am
Then let us all rejoice amain,
   G         A7         D7  G
On Christmas Day in the morning.

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Full lyrics From: Guitar Picker (www.gospelmusic.tk)
Music: Traditional English - Arranged by Sir John Stainer
Words: Traditional


I Saw Three Ships

I saw three ships come sail-ling in, 
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
I saw three ships come sail-ling in, 
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.  

And what was in those ships all three?  
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
And what was in those ships all three?  
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.  

Our Sav-iour, Christ, and His La-dy.  
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
Our Sav-iour, Christ, and His La-dy.  
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.  

Pray, whi-ther sailed those ships all three?  
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
Pray, whi-ther sailed those ships all three?  
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.  

O, - they sailed to Beth-le-hem.  
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
O, - they sailed to Beth-le-hem.  
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.  

And all the bells on earth shall ring.  
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
And all the bells on earth shall ring.  
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.  

And all the an-gels in hea-ven shall sing.  
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
And all the an-gels in hea-ven shall sing.  
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.  

And all the souls on earth shall sing.  
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
And all the souls on earth shall sing.  
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.  

Then let us all re-joice and sing.  
On Christ-mas Day, - on Christ-mas Day, 
Then let us all re-joice and sing.  
On Christ-mas Day in the morn-ing.-


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