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Happy Xmas War Is Over Chords

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Intermediate version with sus and split chords / versions with and without capo to choose from / suggestions for playable voicings. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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     Happy Xmas (War is Over)
     John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir 
Happy Xmas (War is Over) (1971)
(Lennon/Ono)

Two versions here:
1. Transposed to G (a little easier to play, at least for me)
2. Original key

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Version 1

key: G
To match the original recording put on a capo 2nd fret

time signature: 12/8

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CHORDS
         E-A-D-G-B-e
G        3-x-0-0-0-3      Dsus4    x-x-0-2-3-3
Gsus2    3-x-0-2(0)3      D        x-x-0-2-3-2
Gsus4    3-x-0-0-1-3      Dsus2    x-x-0-2-3-0
Am       x-0-2-2-1-0      C        x-3-2-0-1-0
Asus2    x-0-2-2-0-0      Csus2    x-3-2-0-3-0
Asus4    x-0-2-2-3-0      Csus4    x-3-2-0-1-1

Dm       x-x-0-2-3-1
A/D      x-x-0-2-2-0 = Dmmaj7add9
Dsus4 *  x-x-0-0-5-3 = Dsus4(add9)

F6       1-3-x-2-3-1
D7       x-x-0-2-1-2
D6       x-x-0-2-0-2


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(whispered)
(Yoko:) Happy Christmas, Kyoko!
(John:) Happy Christmas, Julian!


VERSE
               G           Gsus2  Gsus4 
And so this is Christmas
    G             Am  Asus2  Asus4 
And what have you done
 Am          Dsus4  D  Dsus2  
Another year over
      D              G   Gsus2  Gsus4
And a new one just begun
    G          C          Csus2  Csus4
And so this is Christmas
  C             Dm   A/D  Dsus4 *
I hope you have fun 
    Dm           Gsus4      G  Gsus2
The near and the dear ones
    G            C     Csus2  Csus4 
The old and the young


CHORUS
  C          F
A very merry Christmas
                G
And a happy New Year
                  Dm
Let's hope it's a good one
F6            C     [ D7    D6 ]
  Without any fear  [   And so this is ... ]


VERSE
D7    D6         G           Gsus2  Gsus4
  And so this is Christmas
    G            Am  Asus2  Asus4 
For weak and for strong
    Am           Dsus4     D  Dsus2  
For rich and the poor ones
    D          G   Gsus2  Gsus4
The road is so long
    G        C          Csus2  Csus4
And so happy Christmas
    C             Dm   A/D  Dsus4 *
For black and for white
    Dm         Gsus4      G  Gsus2
For yellow and red ones
      G            C     Csus2  Csus4 
Let's stop all the fight


CHORUS
  C            F
A merry, merry Christmas
                G
And a happy New Year
                  Dm
Let's hope it's a good one
F6            C     [ D7    D6 ]
  Without any fear  [   And so this is ... ]


VERSE
D7    D6         G           Gsus2  Gsus4
  And so this is Christmas
    G            Am  Asus2  Asus4 
And what have we done
 Am           Dsus4  D  Dsus2  
Another year over
      D              G   Gsus2  Gsus4
And a new one just begun
    G        C          Csus2  Csus4
And so happy Christmas
   C             Dm   A/D  Dsus4 (add9)
We hope you have fun 
    Dm           Gsus4      G  Gsus2
The near and the dear ones
    G            C     Csus2  Csus4 
The old and the young


CHORUS
  C          F
A very merry Christmas
                G
And a happy New Year
                  Dm
Let's hope it's a good one
F6            C      D7  D6  
  Without any fear


CODA
G   Gsus2  Gsus4 G
War is     o  -  ver
Am Asus4 Asus4 Am
If you   want  it
Dsus4 D  Dadd9   D
War   is o   -   ver
G     Gsus2 Gsus4 G
Now - ow -  ow  - ow 


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capo: 2nd fret
play: G
key: A

time signature: 12/8

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VERSE
  A   Asus2 Asus4   A      Bm  Bsus2 Bsus4   Bm
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112
e|0-----0-----0-----0-----|2-----2-----0-----2-----|
B|2-----0-----3-----2-----|3-----2-----0-----3-----|
G|2-----2-----2-----2-----|4-----4-----4-----4-----|
D|2-----2-----2-----2-----|4-----4-----4-----4-----|
A|0-----0-----0-----0-----|2-----2-----2-----2-----|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  Esus4 E  Eadd9    E      A   Asus2 Asus4   A      
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112
e|0-----0-----0-----0-----|0-----0-----0-----0-----|
B|0-----0-----0-----0-----|2-----0-----3-----2-----|
G|2-----1-----x-----1-----|2-----2-----2-----2-----|
D|2-----2-----4-----2-----|2-----2-----2-----2-----|
A|2-----2-----2-----2-----|0-----0-----0-----0-----|
E|0-----0-----0-----0-----|------------------------|
  D   Dsus2  Dsus4  D      Em  Emmaj7 Emadd9 Em
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112
e|2-----0-----3-----2-----|0-----------------0-----|
B|3-----3-----3-----3-----|0-----0-----0-----0-----|
G|2-----2-----2-----2-----|0-----0-----x-----0-----|
D|0-----0-----0-----0-----|2-----1-----4-----2-----|
A|------------------------|2-----2-----2-----2-----|
E|------------------------|0-----0-----0-----0-----|
 Asus4  A   Asus2   A      D   Dsus2 Dsus4   D
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112
e|0-----0-----0-----0-----|2-----0-----3-----2-----|
B|3-----2-----0-----2-----|3-----3-----3-----3-----|
G|2-----2-----2-----2-----|2-----2-----2-----2-----|
D|2-----2-----2-----2-----|0-----0-----0-----0-----|
A|0-----0-----0-----0-----|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

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(whispered)
(Yoko:) Happy Christmas, Kyoko!
(John:) Happy Christmas, Julian!


VERSE
               A           Asus2  Asus4 
And so this is Christmas
    A             Bm  Bsus2  Bsus4 
And what have you done
 Bm          Esus4  E  Eadd9  
Another year over
      E              A   Asus2  Asus4
And a new one just begun
    A          D          Dsus2  Dsus4
And so this is Christmas
  D             Em   Emmaj7  Emadd9
I hope you have fun 
    Em           Asus4      A  Asus2
The near and the dear ones
    A            D     Dsus2  Dsus4 
The old and the young


CHORUS
  D          G
A very merry Christmas
                A
And a happy New Year
                  Em
Let's hope it's a good one
G             D     [ E7    E6             ]
  Without any fear  [   And so this is ... ]


VERSE
E7    E6         A           Asus2  Asus4
  And so this is Christmas
    A            Bm  Bsus2  Bsus4 
For weak and for strong
    Bm           Esus4     E  Eadd9  
For rich and the poor ones
    E          A   Asus2  Asus4
The road is so long
    A        D          Dsus2  Dsus4
And so happy Christmas
    D             Em   Emmaj7  Emadd9
For black and for white
    Em         Asus4      A  Asus2
For yellow and red ones
      A            D     Dsus2  Dsus4 
Let's stop all the fight


CHORUS
  D            G
A merry, merry Christmas
                A
And a happy New Year
                  Em
Let's hope it's a good one
G             D     [ E7    E6             ]
  Without any fear  [   And so this is ... ]


VERSE
E7    E6         A           Asus2  Asus4
  And so this is Christmas
    A            Bm  Bsus2  Bsus4 
And what have we done
 Bm           Esus4  E  Eadd9  
Another year over
      E              A   Asus2  Asus4
And a new one just begun
    A        D          Dsus2  Dsus4
And so happy Christmas
   D             Em   Emmaj7  Emadd9
We hope you have fun 
    Em           Asus4      A  Asus2
The near and the dear ones
    A            D     Dsus2  Dsus4 
The old and the young


CHORUS
  D          G
A very merry Christmas
                A
And a happy New Year
                  Em
Let's hope it's a good one
G             D       E7    E6
  Without any fear  

CODA
A   Asus2  Asus4 A
War is     o  -  ver
Bm Bsus4 Bsus4 Bm
If you   want  it
Esus4 E  Eadd9   E
War   is o   -   ver
A   Asus2  Asus4 A
Now
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delb0y1967 3,614 Dec 20, 2014 08:35 AM

gonna need some practice but have played it through slowly and seems great ! 5 stars

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BlenderBR 15,862 Dec 25, 2014 07:12 AM

Great Tab Maguri. Good job

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CPWKruger 3,071 Dec 27, 2015 06:33 AM

excellent tab, Maguri. Good to see someone actually acknowledging the existence of all those sus2 and sus4 chords that are vital ingredients to give this song its unique feel..

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