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Only At Christmas Time Chords

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from vol. II of Songs for Christmas, this is an original by sufjan
he finger picks this one, which i will give an example of, 
but you can just play the chords and it sounds very good

chords used:  Am-    (x02210)
              G/Am-  (320010)
              F-     (133211) 
              C-     (x32010)
              G-     (320001)
              C/Am-  (x32210)

the picking pattern sufjan uses goes like this:
     Am                       G/Am
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|------1-1------1-1------1-----1-1----1-1----1-1---|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|------2-2------2-2------2-----0-0----0-0----0-0---|
A|---0--------0--------0----------------------------|
E|----------------------------3------3------3-------|

     F                        G/Am
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|------1-1------1-1------1-----1-1----1-1----1-1---|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|------3-3------3-3------3-----0-0----0-0----0-0---|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|---1--------1--------1------3------3------3-------|

this carries through the whole song, just change the chord shapes during the chorus--  
also i find it easiest to just keep you index finger on the b
string on the first fret throughout the verses, even during the F chord
during that F, just use your thumb for the bass note on the low E string

no capo-- standard tuning

Am         G/Am      F
   Only to bring you peace,
           G/Am      Am 
   Only at Christmas time,
            G/Am    F
   Only the King of Kings,
             G/Am     Am
   Only what once was mine,
                G/Am   F
   It takes the end of time,
              G/Am       Am
   It takes a long, long time,
            G/Am       F
   Only one thought of mine,
           G/Am      C
   Only at Christmas time.


C               G/Am  (or possibly just G, not sure)
   He brings us peace,
                F
   He brings us joy,
                 G/Am        Am (or maybe C/Am, you decide)
   He brings all thoughts to destroy,
           G/Am      C
   Only at Christmas time,
C              G/Am
   To bring us peace,
               F
   To bring us joy,
                G/Am        Am
   To bring all thoughts to destroy,
           G/Am      Am
   Only at Christmas time.


Am         G/Am      F
   Only at Christmas time,
          G/Am     Am
   Only a dream to cry,
           G/Am      F
   Only at Christmas time,
              G/Am     Am
   If you can read the sign,
           G/Am      F
   Only at Christmas time,
              G/Am         Am
   Everything lost will be found,
           G/Am      F
   Only at Christmas time,
           G/Am      C
   Only at Christmas time



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weseeus 10 Nov 21, 2015 03:44 PM

Can you clarify what you mean by changing the chord shapes during the chorus?

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