Dave Matthews Band - Christmas Song Chords

Main Riff
Main Riff
 
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
 G  A  Dm
||-3-5-7-||
||-3-5-7-||
||-4-6-7-||
||-5-7-9-||
||-5-7-9-||
||-3-5-7-||
This is the main riff...
||-------------------||
||-------------------||
||-7---7-----------5-||
||-7^9-7-0-7---7---7-||
||---------4^5-4-0---||
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The chorus ("shower him with love, love love"):

G

A

Dm

Dm

Bridge

"When Jesus Christ was nailed to his tree"):

A

Dm

G

A

On the chorus and bridge, for each chord, you want to strum down, then get a quick one up in, then mute it with your palm. If you like DaveMatthewsBand, go get Remember Two Things, their first album...it's one of the best. I'm not going to give you the location of everything with the lyrics (which I know are correct, because I checked them with the CD booklet), go get the CD and figure it out... Lyrics *----* She was his girl; he was her boyfriend Soon to be his wife; take him as her husband A surprise on the way, anyday, anyday One healthy little giggling dribbling baby boy The wise men came three made their way to shower him with love while he lay in the hay Shower him with love love love love love love love love is all around Not very much of his childhood was known Kept his mother Mary worried always out on his own He met another Mary for a reasonable fee, less than reputable was known to be His heart was full of love love love love love love love love is all around When Jesus Christ was nailed to his tree, He said "Oh Daddy-o I can see how it all soon will be I came to shed a little light on this darkening scene Instead I fear I spill the blood of my children all around." The blood of our children all around The blood of our children all around The blood of our children all around. So the story goes - so I'm told the people he knew were less than golden hearted Gamblers and robbers Drinkers and jokers, all soul searchers Like you and me Rumours insisted he soon would be for his deviations taken into custody by the authorities less informed than he. Drinkers and jokers, all soul searchers Searching for love love love love love love love love is all around Preparations were made for his celebration day He said "Eat this bread and think of it as me, drink this wine and dream it will be the blood of our children all around" The blood of our children all around The blood of our children all around The blood of our children all around Father up above, why in all this anger have you filled me up with love Fill me love love love love love love love love and the blood of our children all around. Title: Christmas Song Artist: The Dave Matthews Band Album: Remember Two Things This is a fairly simple song to play. There are two main parts, the riff and the chord strumming. You should be able to get the timing if you listen to the CD a few times. This is the main riff which is repeated over and over throughout the song:
E-----------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------
G----7----7----7--------------------------------
D----5-\--4----0---7----7----7----5-------------
A--------------------5-\--4----0----2-----------
E-----------------------------------------------
There only appears to be two chords in the entire song: A and D. Listening to the CD will help you play the strumming part, because it sounds like there is no particular rhythm or order in which the chords are played.
 A                  D
E-----------------0-----------------2----------
B-----------------2-----------------3----------
G-----------------2-----------------2----------
D-----------------2-----------------0----------
A-----------------0-----------------0----------
E----------------------------------------------