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In The Bleak Midwinter Chords

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Song: In the bleak midwinter
Artist: James Taylor
Album: James Taylor at Christmas

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
26th Dec 2012

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in key of D)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Dsus2 = xx0230    C     = x32010     C/E    = xx2010
G     = 320003    A4    = x02230     D7     = xx0212
Am7   = x02213    Am    = x02210     Ammaj7 = x02110
Em    = 022000    Asus2 = x02200     Dm7b5  = xx0111
Dm7   = xx0211    F     = xx3211     G7     = 320001
G/B   = x20033    G4    = 320013     C *    = x32013
Fadd9 = xx3213    C/B   = x2x010

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[Intro]
  Dsus2     G    Am7    Em      Dm7    G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

 Am7      G/B  Fadd9   G/B  Am7     G/B  Fadd9
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |


[Verse 1]
 C                  A4   Am   Asus2 Am
In the bleak mid - win - ter,
F                 G4   G
   Icy wind made moan,
 C              C/B A4   Am  Asus2 Am
Earth stood hard as ir---on,
 F      G  G/B     C
Water like---- a stone,
 F           C/E  F     G    Am7     D7       G4   G
Snow on snow had fal - len, snow on snow, on snow,
Am     Ammaj7      Am7   D7
In the bleak mid - win - ter,
Dm7b5     G7      C *    G/B    Fadd9   G/B
Long and long a - go----!    |  /  /  /  /  |

   C *     G/B  Fadd9
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 2]
  C               A4    Am    Asus2 Am
Angels and arch - an - gels,
F                       G4    G
    May have gathered there,
C            C/B  A4     Am   Asus2 Am
    Cherubim and Sera - phim,
F          G  G/B      C
    Rising in---- the air,
F           C/E   F   G   Am7     D7     G4    G
Oh, but Ho - ly  Ma - ry, in her maiden bliss,
  Am      Ammaj7    Am7   D7  Dm7b5          G7      C
Worshipped the Be - lov - ed,       with a mother's kiss!


[Verse 3]
   C              A4   Am  Asus2 Am
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /   /___/  |

   F              G4    G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   C       C/B    A4   Am  Asus2 Am
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /   /___/  |

   F     G G/B    C
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  F          C/E   F   G   Am7      D7          G4   G
Heaven can - not hold him, nor can Earth sus - tain,
 Am        Ammaj7      Am7       D7
Heaven and Earth shall fall a - way,
Dm7b5           G7        C *    Em/B Fadd9   G/B
       When He comes to reign------------- !

   C *     G/B   Fadd9
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 4]
C                C/B  A4  Am   Asus2 Am
    What then can I  give him?
F              G4  G
    Empty as I am,
C            C/B A4     Am    Asus2 Am
    If I were a shep - herd,
F             G  G/B    C
    I would bring--- a lamb,
F        C/E  F   G   Am7       D7      G4    G
If I were a wise man,  I would know my part,
Am           Ammaj7  Am7  D7
    What then can I give him?
Dm7b5          G7       C *    G/B Fadd9   G/B
       I must give my heart-------------!

   C *     G/B   Fadd9
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Coda]
 Dsus2     G  Am7   Em7    Dm7    G4 G    C            C *
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / | / ||
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jverive 117 Dec 28, 2015 01:15 PM

I'm confused: why are there chord diagrams at the top of the TAB, but then different fingerings below the diagrams? Does Ultimate Guitar generate these chord diagrams automagically? Are they easy to remove?

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DiddyD 12,328 Dec 28, 2015 01:33 PM

I don't blame you being confused. It's something that the website has introduced very recently, it's automatically added onto the top of every page, and it's really, really annoyed me. The software they use is fine for creating chord boxes from simple basic chords for the buskers out there, but is often useless for a lot of the tabs I contribute, that's why I always include a chord legend to show how I would play the chords. Up until recently you had to hover over the highlighted chords in the tab to get a pop-up chord box, or when printed out you could select to show or hide the chord boxes, it seems now you don't get the choice.
I hate this latest imposition and I suspect you are one of many who will be confused or irritated by them. I spend a lot of time and care to make my tabs presentable and playable, and UG's automatic chord box suggestions are definitely not my choice. I suggest you ignore their chord boxes.

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