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Chris in Wheaton Christmas songs (22) Lyr/Chords Add: THE MAGI (Michael P. Smith) 15 Nov 05


From Michael Smith - of The Dutchman fame - from his Gift of the Magi songs:

The Magi - Michael P. Smith
                   C
   Well they don't have a lot of cash money.
                   F                G7             C
   They get by, by the skin of their teeth.
                  
   But the mistletoe is hanging in the doorway, honey,
                         D7                      G7
   And they're hanging out underneath.
       C
   Outside the snow is drifting down,
       F          E       Am      C7
   Inside the fire is bright.
          F             G7       Em       Am
   It's Christmas Eve the world around,
             F       G7            C
   And they're alone tonight.
   ------------------------
Now (C)there's nothing to spare for a Christmas tree. Wouldn't (F) chop one (G7)if they (C)could.
But they walk in the air of the whispering pines
In the (D7)silence of the winter (G7)woods.
And they (C) follow the star, oh it seems so far;
Turns (F) North, the three (E) Kings would (Am)say.(C7)
They'd say (F)people who (G)see that (Em) Christmas
is (Am)love, They're (F)Magi (G7)in their (C)way.
         (chorus) ----------------
Well the (C) city bustles as cities have done,
These (F) hundreds of (G7) Christmas (C) eves
She says, "Listen, there's carolers in the alley, hon,
With (D7)sleigh bells on their (G7)sleeves."
Well, they (C)stand at the window as they watch the snow
And they (F) listen to the (E) sleigh bells (Am)ring (C7)
In the (F)wonderful (G)key of B (Em) minor or (Am)so,
The (F) carolers (G)sing, "We Three (C) Kings."
   (chorus) -------------------
Shall we (C)leave them to their own devices?
Shall we (F)steal away (G7)down the (C)street?
Thinking 'bout Kings and Christmas with no money,
And (D7)folks who won't accept (G7) defeat.
When (C)things get old and tattered,
It's the (F)love she (E) gives him that (Am) matters (C7)
Truth told, (F) it's the (G)love he (Em)gives to (Am)her
That's (F) gold, franken(G7)-cense and (C) myrrh
(after last chorus,   C                   G7       C
before last 2 lines) Joy to the world, the Lord is come


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