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Christmas Island chords

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          Christmas Island – Bob Dylan
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Bob Dylan
Christmas Island (2009)
(Lyle Moraine)

From: "Christmas in the Heart"

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CHORDS

      E-A-D-G-B-e
G/D   x-x-0-0-0-3

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[Intro]
 D 
Aloha ay
 D
Aloha ay
  A7      D
Aloha oha ay


[Verse]
                       G/D   D
How'd ya like to spend Christmas
   B7        E7
On Christmas Island?
         A7
How'd ya like to spend the holiday
                D
Away across the sea?


[Verse}
                       G/D   D
How'd ya like to spend Christmas
   B7        E7
On Christmas Island?
         A7
How'd ya like to hang a stocking
                       D
On a great big coconut tree?


[Middle 8]
D7                      G
  How'd ya like to stay up late
                   D
Like the islanders do?
         B7       E7
Wait for Santa to sail in
                          A7
With your presents in a canoe


[Verse]
                  G/D   D
If you ever spend Christmas
   B7        E7
On Christmas Island
         A7
You will never stray for everyday
                           D
Your Christmas dreams come true


[Solo]
| G/D D | D B7 | E7 | % |
| A7 | % | D | % | 
| G/D D | D B7 | E7 | % |
| A7 | % | D | [ D7 ] 


[Middle 8]
D7                      G
  How'd ya like to stay up late
                   D
Like the islanders do?
         B7       E7
Wait for Santa to sail in
                          A7
With your presents in a canoe


[Verse]
                  G/D   D
If you ever spend Christmas
   B7        E7
On Christmas Island
         A7
You will never stray for everyday
                          [ D ]
Your Christmas dreams come true


[Coda]
 D 
Aloha ay
 D
Aloha ay
  A7      D  D6
Aloha oha ay
 (ritardando)

            
            
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beatboy65 4,671 Dec 26, 2016 03:37 AM

Dylan did this?! I remember it as hit for Dickie Valentine in 1956, and that was rehash of the Andrews sisters version. A strange song for the time as UK was testing H bombs on Christmas Island.

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