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Happy Xmas War Is Over Chords And Strumming, John Lennon

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Did You Know? This song was Happy Xmas War Is Over was originally released in 1971, and the war the title refers to was the Vietnam war. Along side the song John and his wife Oko put up billboards that said "WAR IS OVER! If You Want It – Happy Christmas from John & Yoko"

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (Yellow Pick when played with major and minor open chords only)

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Happy Xmas War Is Over Chords And Strumming, John Lennon

Open Chords:  

Open D Chord

Open G Chord

Open A Chord

Open E Chord

Open Em Chord

and the open Bm Chord:

x20230


Strumming:

"Waltz Steps":

|D    D U D U |


"1 Strum":

|D                 |


Tempo: 146bpm

Key: A


Verse 1 -

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|D - - |D - - |D - - |D - - |

|Em - |Em - |Em - |Em - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|D - - |D - - |D - - |D - - |


So this is (A)Christmas (A) (A)
And
(A)what have you (Bm)done (Bm) (Bm)
A(Bm)
nother year (E)over (E) (E)
And a
(E)new one just be(A)gun (A) (A)
And
(A)so this is (D)Christmas (D) (D)
I
(D)hope you have (Em)fun (Em) (Em)
The
(Em)near and the (A)dear one (A) (A)
The
(A)old and the (D)young (D) (D) (D)


Chorus -

|G - - |G - - |G - - |G - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - |Em - |G - - |G - - |

|D - - |D - - |E - - |E - - |


A very Merry (G)Christmas (G) (G)
And a
(G)happy new (A)year (A) (A)
Let's
(A)hope it's a (Em)good one (Em) (G)
With
(G)out any (D)fear (D) (E) (E)

 


Verse 2 -

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|D - - |D - - |D - - |D - - |

|Em - |Em - |Em - |Em - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|D - - |D - - |D - - |D - - |


So this is (A)Christmas (A) (A)

For (A)weak and for (Bm)strong (Bm) (Bm)
For (Bm)rich and the (E)poor ones (E) (E)
The (E)world is so (G)wrong (G) (G)
And (G)so happy (D)Christmas (D) (D)
For (D)black and for (Em)white (Em) (Em)
For (Em)yellow and (A)red one (A) (A)
Let's (A)stop all the (D)fight (D) (D) 
(D)


Chorus -

|G - - |G - - |G - - |G - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - |Em - |G - - |G - - |

|D - - |D - - |E - - |E - - |


A very Merry (G)Christmas (G) (G)
And a (G)happy new (A)year (A) (A)
Let's (A)hope it's a (Em)good one (Em) (G)
With(G)out any (D)fear (D) (E) (E)


Verse 3 -

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|D - - |D - - |D - - |D - - |

|Em - |Em - |Em - |Em - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|D - - |D - - |D - - |D - - |


So this is (A)Christmas (A) (A)
And (A)what have we (Bm)done (Bm) (Bm)
A(Bm)nother year (E)over (E) (E)
A (E)new one just be(A)gun (A) (A)
And (A)so happy (D)Christmas (D) (D)
We (D)hope you have (Em)fun (Em) (Em)
The (Em)near and the (A)dear one (A) (A)
The (A)old and the (D)young (D) (D) (D)


Chorus -

|G - - |G - - |G - - |G - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - |Em - |G - - |G - - |

|D - - |D - - |E - - |E - - |


A very Merry (G)Christmas (G) (G)
And a (G)happy new (A)year (A) (A)
Let's (A)hope it's a (Em)good one (Em) (G)
With(G)out any (D)fear (D) (E) (E)


Ending -

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |


(A)War (A)is (A)ov(A)er, (Bm)if (Bm)you (Bm)want (Bm)it
(E)War (E)is (E)ov(E)er (A)now (A) (A) (A)

 

Final Chord Strum: G

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Orange Pick Level

Happy Xmas War Is Over Chords And Strumming, John Lennon

Open Chords:  

Open D, G, A, E & Em Chords plus:

Open Dsus2 Chord: xx0230

Open Dsus4 Chord: xx0233

Open Asus2 Chord: x02200

Open Asus4 Chord: x02230

Open Esus4 Chord: 022200

Open Em9 Chord: 022002

Open Emaj9 Chord: 022102

Open Bm Chord:     x20230

Open Bsus2 Chord: x20220

Strumming:

"Waltz Steps":

|D    D U D U |


"1 Strum":

|D                 |


Tempo: 146bpm

Key: A


Verse 1 -

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|Bm - |Bsus2 - - |Bm - |Bm - |

|Esus4 - - |E - - |Emaj9 - - |E - - |

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|D - - |Dsus2 - - |Dsus4 - - |D - - |

|Em - |Em - |Em9 - |Em - |

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|D - - |Dsus2 - - |Dsus4 - - |D - - |


So this is (A)Christmas (Asus2) (Asus4)
And
(A)what have you (Bm)done (Bsus2) (Bm)
A
(Bm)nother year (Esus4)over (E) (Emaj9)
And a
(E)new one just be(A)gun (Asus2) (Asus4)
And
(A)so this is (D)Christmas (Dsus2) (Dsus4)
I
(D)hope you have (Em)fun (Em) (Em9)
The
(Em)near and the (A)dear one (Asus2) (Asus4)
The
(A)old and the (D)young (Dsus2) (Dsus4) (D)


Chorus -

|G - - |G - - |G - - |G - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - |Em - |G - - |G - - |

|D - - |D - - |E - - |E - - |


A very Merry (G)Christmas (G) (G)
And a
(G)happy new (A)year (A) (A)
Let's
(A)hope it's a (Em)good one (Em) (G)
With
(G)out any (D)fear (D) (E) (E)

 


Verse 2 -

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|Bm - |Bsus2 - - |Bm - |Bm - |

|Esus4 - - |E - - |Emaj9 - - |E - - |

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|D - - |Dsus2 - - |Dsus4 - - |D - - |

|Em - |Em - |Em9 - |Em - |

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|D - - |Dsus2 - - |Dsus4 - - |D - - |


So this is (A)Christmas (Asus2) (Asus4)

For (A)weak and for (Bm)strong (Bsus2) (Bm)
For (Bm)rich and the (Esus4)poor ones (E) (Emaj9)
The (E)world is so (A)wrong (Asus2) (Asus4)
And (A)so happy (D)Christmas (Dsus2) (Dsus4)
For (D)black and for (Em)white (Em9) (Em)
For (Em)yellow and (A)red one (Asus2) (Asus4)
Let's (A)stop all the (D)fight (Dsus2) (Dsus4) 
(D)


Chorus -

|G - - |G - - |G - - |G - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - |Em - |G - - |G - - |

|D - - |D - - |E - - |E - - |


A very Merry (G)Christmas (G) (G)
And a (G)happy new (A)year (A) (A)
Let's (A)hope it's a (Em)good one (Em) (G)
With(G)out any (D)fear (D) (E) (E)


Verse 3 -

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|Bm - |Bsus2 - - |Bm - |Bm - |

|Esus4 - - |E - - |Emaj9 - - |E - - |

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|D - - |Dsus2 - - |Dsus4 - - |D - - |

|Em - |Em - |Em9 - |Em - |

|A - - |Asus2 - - |Asus4 - - |A - - |

|D - - |Dsus2 - - |Dsus4 - - |D - - |


So this is (A)Christmas (Asus2) (Asus4)
And (A)what have we (Bm)done (Bsus2) (Bm)
A(Bm)nother year (Esus4)over (E) (Emaj9)
A (E)new one just be(A)gun (Asus2) (Asus4)
And (A)so happy (D)Christmas (Dsus2) (Dsus4)
We (D)hope you have (Em)fun (Em) (Em9)
The (Em)near and the (A)dear one (Asus2) (Asus4)
The (A)old and the (D)young (Dsus2) (Dsus4) (D)


Chorus -

|G - - |G - - |G - - |G - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - |Em - |G - - |G - - |

|D - - |D - - |E - - |E - - |


A very Merry (G)Christmas (G) (G)
And a (G)happy new (A)year (A) (A)
Let's (A)hope it's a (Em)good one (Em) (G)
With(G)out any (D)fear (D) (E) (E)


Ending -

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |Bm - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |


(A)War (A)is (A)ov(A)er, (Bm)if (Bm)you (Bm)want (Bm)it
(E)War (E)is (E)ov(E)er (A)now (A) (A) (A)

 

Final Chord Strum: A

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