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Thanks For Christmas chords

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Thanks for Christmas – XTC  (The Three Wise Men)

Originally released by XTC under the alias “The Three Wise Men” - 1983
Kaspar/Melchior/Balthazar (aka Partridge/Moulding/Gregory)

Later released on the XTC rare cuts collection “Rag and Bone Buffet” - 1990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBJRSMP8Uw

Chords   EADGBe
C        x32010  or  335553
Db       x46664
D        xx0232
Ebm      x68876
F        133211
F/A      x03211  or  587565
Gb       244322
Gbm      244222
G        320003  or  355433
G7       320001
A        x02220
Am       x02210
Ab       466544
Abm      466444
Bb       x13331  or  688766
Bbm      x13321  or  688666

122 BPM
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[INTRO - Piccolo Trumpet] 
  C               G7               C       F          C     G     C 
e|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------------0-1-----|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------0-2---------|
D|----5--3-2-0---|-0--0-2--3-----|---------------|----0-2-3-------------| 
A|-3-----------3-|------------2--|-3--3-2-0--0-2-|-3--------------------|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------|

[INTRO]
C   G7   C   F   C G C


[CHORUS]
C          Am   
Thanks for Christmas
C                 Am                        Dm      G     Dm  G
Thank you for the love and happiness that's snowing down, all around
(notes: G A Bb B C Db D Eb )

C          Am   
Thanks for Christmas
C                 Am                         Dm      G     Dm  Ab
Thank you for the winter friendliness that's snowing down, all around the world


[VERSE 1]
Bb   F/A     Ab         Db                 Gb
It's nearer, children's eyes shine clearer now
                            Gbm
As they decorate the trees, all across the seven seas
Bb   F/A     Ab       Db                 Gb
It's nearer, yule log fires burn clearer now
                            G 
In the winter's frosty air, sing with us and we can share our


[CHORUS]
C          Am
Thanks for Christmas
C                 Am                        Dm      G     Dm  G
Thank you for the love and happiness that's snowing down, all around
(notes: G A Bb B C Db D Eb )

C          Am
Thanks for Christmas
C                 Am                         Dm      G     Dm  Ab
Thank you for the winter friendliness that's snowing down, all around the world


[VERSE 2]
Bb   F/A      Ab      Db               Gb
It's dawning, Santa's reindeer yawning now
                                Gbm
All their festive work is done, filling houses up with fun
Bb   F/A      Ab      Db                Gb
It's dawning, here is Christmas morning now
                              G
Greatest day of all the year, listen out and you will hear our


[TRANSITION]
C          Am
Thanks for Christmas


[BRIDGE] – key change
D           Em              G             D A D
It's such a shame it's only one day every year
D                 Em              G                  D A
Three hundred and sixty-four days full of doubts and fear
C                            Cm         C                      Ab
You've been saving your love up, let it out, 'cos Christmas is here


[CHORUS] up one semi-tone
Db         Bbm
Thanks for Christmas
Db                Bbm                       Ebm     Ab    Ebm Ab
Thank you for the love and happiness that's snowing down, all around
Db         Bbm
Thanks for Christmas
Db                Bbm                        Ebm     Ab    Ebm Ab
Thank you for the winter friendliness that's snowing down, all around the world


[OUTRO]
Db         Bbm
Thanks for Christmas

            
            
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