Barcarola You Must Be A Christmas Tree Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

C chord Dm chord F chord G chord
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How To Play

This song is in 3/4.
The first G of every stanza can be done as a little G - Gsus4 - G figure if you want some ornamentation.

INTRO
G - Dm - F - C
G - Dm - F
 
VERSE
G          Dm
Oh, no one else is happily
F          C          G
Recklessly asking for more than
     Dm
What they may need
        F
I can't say what I need
 
VERSE 2
G                   Dm
Oh, temper what you say if you've
F               C
Nothing nice to say
      G           Dm
So my grandmother says to me
         F
With her heart on her sleeve
 
VERSE 3
G           Dm
So, sadly I left the door
F          C           G          Dm
Open and I let the dog out in the snow
   F
Oh where did she go?
 
VERSE 4
G                           Dm         F
Oh, father friend, will you punish me, punish me
       C           G            Dm
With a look of contempt, with a look of contempt
F
I can recall
 
VERSE 5
G                  Dm           F
Oh, I know you did right by me, right by me
C            G              Dm
Wagging your hands when you found me
       F
With a bag of your things
 
VERSE 6
G                         Dm
Please, please don't be a stranger here
  F            C              G
A stranger who takes from the world
    Dm                     F
Who takes from the world
 
VERSE 7
G                  Dm                F
You, you must be a Christmas tree, a Christmas tree
    C            G             Dm
You light up the room, oh, you light up the room
       F
Oh you light up the room
 
VERSE 8
G                Dm
So, suddenly you kiss me
    F             C             G
You tickled me in front of your mother
    Dm
Who looked away
         F
With her hands on her face
 
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
G - Dm - F - C
G - Dm - F
 
[Coda]
(quietly, building over next four stanzas)
 
G
Don't run away my friend
Dm
You won't be back again
C
You said you needed me
      G
But I know that you needed yourself to be cleaned of me
 
G
Don't run away my friend
Dm
You won't be back again
C
You said you needed me
      G
But I know that you needed yourself to be cleaned of me
 
G
Don't run away my friend
Dm
You won't be back again
C
You ran your hands through my hair in the snow
          G
Where the frost of it blows with the terrible ghost
 
G
Don't run away my friend
Dm
You won't be back again
C
You said you needed me
      G (hold)
But I know...
 
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
G - G7 - Dm - F, repeat ad infinitum

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