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.
(I put a few very minor corrections in this file - Editor the Gospel Music Archive) Performer: Garth Brooks Words and music: John Henry and Garth Brooks
Album: Sevens (1997) Transcribed by Marc S. Kehoe(firstname.lastname@example.org) Belleau Wood D with A |-------5---5-----5---| |-----3---3---3----3--| |---2-----------------| |-0---------0---0----0| |---------------------| |---------------------| This is how the first part is played. D D/F# Oh, the snowflakes fell in silence Bm A D Over Belleau Wood that night G D For a Christmas truce had been declared A A7sus4 A By both sides of the fight D D/F# As we lay there in our trenches G The silence broke in two D By a German soldier singing A D A D A song that we all knew Though I did not know the language The song was "Silent Night"; Then I heard my buddy whisper, "All is calm and all is bright"; Then the fear and doubt surrounded me 'Cause I'd die if I was wrong But I stood up in my trench And I began to sing along Chorus: A Then across the frozen battlefield G D Another's voice joined in G D Until one by one each man became Em A Asus4 A A singer of the hymn Then I thought that I was dreaming For right there in my sight Stood the german soldier 'Neath the falling flakes of white And he raised his hand and smiled at me As if he seemed to say Here's hoping we both live To see us find a better way Chorus: Then the devil's clock struck midnight And the skies lit up again And the battlefield where heaven stood Was blown to hell again D D/F# But for just one fleeting moment G The answer seemed so clear D Heaven's not beyond the clouds A (D--C#--A--B) It's just beyond the fear G D No heaven's not beyond the clouds A It's for us to find it here I have a vague idea of how the ending goes but, I'm not positive. Listen and see for yourself. The last two chords are G and the it ends on a D. Enjoy! For those of you who are new to guitar, here are a few chords. Em: 654321 A: 654321 022000 X02220 G: 654321 D/F#: 654321 320003 XX4232 D: 654321 B: 654321 (I bar chord it XX0232 X244XX in this song)