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Christmas guitar tab

Christmas
By The Who
>From Tommy, 1969
Written by Pete Townshend

Previous transcription by:
Mike (sef@icbr.ufl.edu) -- original compilation on Nevada
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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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G           355xxx and 3x0033 (verse and chorus)
D/C         x3x23x  (verse)
Cadd9       x3x030  (chorus)
Gm          xx5333  (bridge)
Fmaj7add9   xx3213  (bridge)
Edim7       xx2323  (bridge)
Eb/G        xx5343  (bridge)
G13sus4    (3)33553 (bridge)
Ebmaj7      xx8786  (interlude)
Fsus4/2     xxx586  (interlude)
Fsus4       xxx566  (interlude)
F           xxx565  (interlude)
G           xx0033  (interlude)
Gm          xx0333  (interlude)


[VERSE]
G                                           
Did you ever see the faces of the children, 

                 D  Dsus4   D     
They get so excited.
            |-------------|-----------|[repeat similar at end 
            |----3--------|------3----| of each verse line]
            |----2--------|------2----|
            |-0--0--------|-0----0----|
            |-----------0-|-----------|
            |-------2/3---|-----------|

G                              
Waking up on Christmas morning 
                                D  Dsus4 D
Hours before the winter sun's ignited.
G                                         
They believe in dreams and all they mean, 
                        D       Dsus4 D
Including Heaven's generosity.
G                                  
Peeping round the door to see what 
                            D     Dsus4 | D      | D/C
Parcels are for free in curiosity.

[CHORUS]
    G             A         D             Cadd9
And Tommy doesn't know what day it is.
                                    |---|------------|
                                    |---|------------|
                                    |---|------------|
                                    |---|---4-5/4----|
                                    |-5-|-3-------5--|
                                    |---|------------|

    G                A                 D           Cadd9
He doesn't know who Jesus was, or what praying is.
C       G     D          C         G      A
How can he be saved      from the eternal grave?

[VERSE 2]
Surrounded by his friends, he sits so silently and unaware of anything.
Playing poxy pinball, picks his nose and smiles, 
Pokes his tongue at everything
I believe in love, but how can men who've never 
Seen light be enlightened?
Only if he's cured will his spirit future level ever heighten.

[Repeat CHORUS]
And Tommy doesn't know what day it is.
He doesn't know who Jesus was or what praying is.
How can he be saved from the eternal grave?

[BRIDGE]
Gm                       *  Fmaj7add9                * 
  Tommy, can you hear me?     Tommy, can you hear me?  
Edim7                    *  Eb/G                     *  
  Tommy, can you hear me?     Tommy, can you hear me?   
G13sus4                  *  Eb/G      *
  Tommy, can you hear me?     Can you hear me?

[*bass riff]
|------------|
|-3/5-3------|
|-------5----|
|---------3--|

D   Dsus4 D  Dsus4 D       
How can   he be    saved?

[INTERLUDE]
  Ebmaj7     Fsus4/2 F     Fsus4   F    G
  See me     Feel me       Touch me     Heal me
 [bass and piano]
|-----------|------------|------------|---------|
|---------8-|-7--------5-|-3----------|---------|
|-6---------|------------|----------3-|---------|
|-----------|------------|------------|-3-------|

  Ebmaj7     Fsus4/2 F     Fsus4   F    G    Gm   Gm   Gm
  See me,    Feel me,      Touch me,    Heal me.

[Repeat BRIDGE, hitting chords on eighth notes]
[Repeat first VERSE and CHORUS]

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