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Performer: Eddy Arnold THE FIRST CHRISTMAS No deco-[A] rations - that [D] I could [A] see There were no [E] presents - there was no [A] tree Yet from the [A7] sky - there came a [D] glow One Christmas [A] Eve - [E] so long a-[A] go. No shoppin' malls - no flashing lights Just one big star - to fill the night The light of love - began to grow One Christmas Eve - long ago. That's how I [E] feel it - down in my [A] soul Much more than [E] silver - and more than [A] gold [A7] So far [D] beyond - mere words to [A] say The gift of [D] love was ours on [A] that first Christmas [E] Day. [D,E,A] No decorations - no fancy lights He came in silence - on that Holy night That's how it was - somehow I know On Christmas Eve - long ago. TAG: One Christmas Eve - long ago.Home