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Subject: christmas 1914
From: big gud
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 04:52 AM

thanks to all those who conrituted to my last message regarding chords for mike harding song christrmas 1914. due to me being new i cant find the old thread so please if there is anyone out there wo can
let me have the chords for the song please help sorry for being so thick gud


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Subject: RE: christmas 1914
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 04:57 AM

hi big gud

here is something I found

Click here

sorry about the blue thing

kv Skarpi Iceland .

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Subject: RE: christmas 1914
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:00 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoLbOJmfb7Y

here is Mike him self on youtupe .

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: christmas 1914
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:01 AM

here is the lyric and the chords

This is a request from
thatcher1976
SAC Nigel Sampson
51 Sqn
RAF Regiment
Royal Air Force
This song recounts the events that began on Christmas Eve 1914 around Ypres in Belgium when a spontaneous truce broke out instigated not by the governments or officers, but by the rank and file, fighting men.

After placing candles on trees as improvised Christmas decorations, the troops on each side began by singing carols from trench to trench over no mans land and continued by shouting Christmas greetings to each other.

This goodwill escalated into exchanging gifts by meeting in no mans land and attending joint burial ceremonies for fallen comrades The truce spread miles and miles down the line.

A football match was played on Christmas day in the mud of no mans land which Germany won 3-2

The truce was condemned by the military hierarchy on all sides and the troops involved were replaced as it was felt that they could no longer be effective if they had befriended their enemy.

Christmas 1914 (Mike Harding)

D F#m G A D F#m A A7
Christmas Eve in 1914, stars were burning, burning bright
D F#m G A D A A7 D
And all along the Western front guns were lying still and quiet
D F#m G A D F#m A A7
Men lay dozing in the trenches, in the cold and in the dark
D F#m G A D A A7 D
And far away behind the lines a village dog began to bark

Some lay thinking of their families, some sang songs while others were quiet
Rolling fags and playing brag to pass away the Christmas night
As they watched the German trenches, something moved in no man's land
Through the dark there came a soldier carrying a white flag in his hand

Then from both sides men came running, crossing into no man's land
Through the barbed wire, mud and shell-holes, shyly stood there shaking hands
Fritz brought out cigars and brandy, Tommy brought corned beef and fags
Stood there quietly talking, the moon shone down on no man's land

Christmas Day they all played football in the mud of no man's land
Tommy brought some Christmas pudding, Fritz brought out a German band
When they beat us at the football we shared all our grub and drink
And Fritz showed me a tattered photo - brown-haired girl back in Berlin

For four days after no-one fired, not one shot disturbed the night
For old Fritz and Tommy Atkins, they'd both lost their will to fight
So they withdrew us from the trenches, sent us far behind the lines
They sent fresh troops to take our places and told the guns, Prepare to fire

And next day in 1914, flares was burning, burning bright
The message came, Prepare offensive! Over the top were going tonight
And men stood waiting in the trenches, looked out across our football park
As all along the Western front the Christmas guns began to bark

And men stood waiting in the trenches, looked out across our football park
As all along the Western front the Christmas guns began to bark


kv Skarpi


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Subject: christmas 1914
From: big gud
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:18 AM

re chords for mike harding christmas 1914 i now got the of scarpi manny thanks to scarpi and all those who reponded gud


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