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Cherry Tree Carol Chords

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About this tab version
This is a simplified chord list for Cherry Tree Carol if you just want to know the basic chords to sing along. Was this info helpful? Yes No
This is the chord progression for Cherry Tree Carol by Judy Collins, great song to sing around Christmas.
I couldn't find any other chords on here that appeared to be correct so I've done it myself Capo is on the
5th fret and I think it sounds nice if you're playing it alone to keep your ring and pinkie fingers on the 
E and B string, third fret at all times!

Hope you enjoy, Merry Christmas!


Chord Diagrams:


      G      C       Em      D                
e:----3------3-------3-------3-------:
B:----3------3-------3-------3-------:
G:----0------0-------0-------2-------:
D:----0------2-------2-------0-------:
A:----2------3-------2-------0-------:
E:----3------x-------0-------2-------:




[Intro]
G x2

G             C           G           C
Joseph was an old man, an old man was he,
        Em            C            D       Em
When he wedded Virgin Mary, in the land of Galilee,
        Em            C            D       G
When he wedded virgin Mary, in the land of Galilee.

G          C           G                  C
Joseph and Mary walked through an orchard green,
           Em          C           D                 Em
There were berries and cherries as thick as might be seen,
           Em          C           D                 G
There were berries and cherries as thick as might be seen.

G               C         G              C
Oh then bespoke Mary with words meek and mild,
Em                  C           D         Em
Pluck me one cherry Joseph, for I am with child,
      Em            C           D         Em
Pluck me one cherry Joseph, for I am with child.

Em              D           C           D
Oh then bespoke Joseph with answer most unkind,
        Em           D            C                 Em
Let him pluck thee a cherry, that brought thee with child,
        Em           C            D                 Em
Let him pluck thee a cherry, that brought thee with child.

G                   C       G               C            
Oh then bespoke the baby within his mothers womb,
    Em               C             D               Em
Bow down the tallest tree, that my mother may have some,
    Em                    C            D              G
Bow down then the tallest tree, for my mother to have some.

G                         C       G              C
Then bow down the tallest tree, unto his mothers hand,
    Em          C              D           Em
She cried; ‘see Joseph, I have cherries at command,’
         Em          C              D           G
Then she cried; ‘see Joseph, I have cherries at command.’

G                   C          G          C     
Then Mary plucked a cherry, as red as any blood,
     Em             C        D              Em
Then Mary, she went over all with her heavy load,
     Em        C        D              G
Then Mary went over all with her heavy load.

G               C          G              C   
As Joseph was a-walking he heard an angel sing,
Em                  C        D                  Em
This night shall be born, on earth our heavenly king,
Em                        C        D                  G
This night there shall be born, on earth our heavenly king.


[Instrumental]

G, C, G, C.
Em, C, D, Em
Em, C, D, G


     G             C             G              C  
Then Mary took her young son and set him on her knee,
         Em          C            D                    Em
Saying, “dearest son tell me just how this world shall be,”
         Em          C            D                    Em
Saying, “dearest son tell me just how this world shall be.”

    Em            D                  C                 D
“Oh I shall be as dead mother as the stones are in the wall,”
        Em            D                   C             Em
“Oh the stones in the street mother shall sorrow for me all,”
        Em            C                   D             Em
“Oh the stones in the street mother shall sorrow for me all.”

    Em              D         C               D
“On easter day dear mother my rising up shall be,”
        Em          D                  C               Em
“Oh the sun and the moon mother, shall both arise with me,”
        Em          C                  D               G
“Oh the sun and the moon mother, shall both arise with me.”

[Outro]
G 
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