This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.


Performer: Lyle Watson and the Water’s Edge
Album: Just a Moment (Copyright 2000 Blue Bean Productions)
Tabbed by Andy Fischer aka plaid_boy
Questions? Comments? Criticisms? Contact me at child57@email.com

Christmas Song


The riff below (the first line of tab) is basically played over and over 
again except for in the chorus. I have that tabbed lower down. If you 
have to, don’t be ashamed to separate the lower part from the top and have 
two guitars play it. I can’t play it all at once, so there’s no reason you 
should, too. There are a few small variations on the riff. Most of the time, 
you don’t play the bold notes. I’ve made the lines when you do bold as well. 
Aside from that, the only variations are the chorus and the occasional 
missed string. (It is quite a hard guitar part.) Enjoy!

Standard Tuning; no capo

e-------0---------0----------0-------0---------0--------0-----------0----+
B----3--3------3--3-------3--3----3--3------3--3-----3--3--------3--3----|  
G----2---------2----------2-------2---------2--------2-----------2-------|
D-0---------------------------------------------------------0h2--------0-|
A---------------------------------------0h2-------0----------------------|
E----------0h2--------2h3-------2----------------------------------------+


(play riff twice)

Intro: (play riff once for a line, then once without lyrics)

Cool Heavenly night
Cobalt blue Skies
Stars peirce the darkness           \This part counts as one line as
Spectators of this miracle tonight  /far as riffs go.
Angels, sound your horns
Heavenly Host, sound your horns

(play once)
Verse: play riff once per line. 

For unto us a child is born 
Unto us a gift is given
Unto us His son is given
For hope and life and our salvation
Hope and life and our salvation
Hope and life and our salvation

(Play riff once) 
Chorus: 

e-----0-0---------0-0----------0-0---------0-0----------------------------+
B---3-—-3-3-3---3---3-3-3----3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3------------------------|  
G---2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2----2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2------------------------|
D---0-----0-0---0-----0-0----0-----0-0---0-----0-0------------------------|
A—2-----------0-----------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------3-----------2----------------------------------+

              sing all you angels……………

e-----0-0---------0-0-0--------0-0---------------------------------------+
B---3-3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3----3---3-3-3-----------------------------------|  
G---2-2-2-2-2---2---2-2-2----2---2-2-2-----------------------------------|
D---0-----0-0---0-----0-0----0-----0-0-----------------------------------|
A-2-----------0----------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------3--------------2------------------------------+

    Let your  voices       fill the night……………

e-----0-0---------0-0-------------------0-0-----------------0-0----------|
B---3-—-3-3-3---3---3-3-3--------------3---3-3-3----------3---3-3-3------|  
G---2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2--------------2---2-2-2----------2---2-2-2------|
D---0-----0-0---0-----0-0--------------0-----0-0----------0-----0-0------|
A—2-----------0----------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------3----------------2----------------+

      may the moon and the stars shine brighter on this glorious 

e-----0-0---------0-0----------0-0---------0-0---------------------0-----+
B---3-—-3-3-3---3---3-3-3----2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2--------------3--------|  
G---2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2----2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2------------2----------|
D---0-----0-0---0-----0-0----2-----2-2---2-----2-2-----------------------|
A—0-----------0------------0-----------0---------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------+

  night……………………
 
e-----0-0---------0-0----------0-0---------0-0---------------------------+
B---3-—-3-3-3---3---3-3-3----3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3-----------------------|  
G---2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2----2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2-----------------------|
D---0-----0-0---0-----0-0----0-----0-0---0-----0-0-----------------------|
A—2-----------0----------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------3-----------2---------------------------------+

              sing all you angels……………

e-----0-0---------0-0-0--------0-0---------------------------------------+
B---3-3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3----3---3-3-3-----------------------------------|  
G---2-2-2-2-2---2---2-2-2----2---2-2-2-----------------------------------|
D---0-----0-0---0-----0-0----0-----0-0-----------------------------------|
A-2-----------0----------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------3--------------2------------------------------+

    Let your  voices       fill the night……………

e-----0-0---------0-0---------0-0------------0-0-------------------------+
B---3-—-3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3------3---3-3-3---------------------|  
G---2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2------2---2-2-2---------------------|
D---0-----0-0---0-----0-0---0-----0-0------0-----0-0---------------------|
A—2-----------0----------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------3--------------2-------------------------------+

         make room in the manger for our saviour is 

e-----0-0---------0-0----------0-0---------0-0---------------------------+
B---3-—-3-3-3---3---3-3-3----2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2-----------------------|  
G---2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2----2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2-----------------------|
D---0-----0-0---0-----0-0----2-----2-2---2-----2-2-----------------------|
A—0-----------0------------0-----------0---------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------+

  born……………………
 
Play riff four times.

Sing chorus twice

sing verse once 

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------2+
B-------3---------3----------3-------3---------3--------3-----------3------3-|
G----2---------2----------2-------2---------2--------2-----------2--------2--|
D-0---------------------------------------------------------0h2----------0---|
A---------------------------------------0h2-------0--------------------------|
E----------0h2--------2h3-------2--------------------------------------------+

  Hope     and        Life       and    our    salvation…


That’s all. I’ll try and get the saxophone part tabbed. It’s really beautiful.
Visit the website at www.lylewatson.com 
Ciao now!
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