Tom Paxton Chords and Lyrics - Christmas in the Shelter

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Christmas in the Shelter


Capo 5th fret Fmaj7 - C Fmaj7 - C Am7 - Am7/G - Fmaj7 Fmaj7 C I see the snow on the street Fmaj7 C It's turning black 'round my feet. Am7 Am7/G Fmaj7 A radio tells me more's on the way. Fmaj7 C A Santa Claus rings his bell; Fmaj7 C He has an old mothball smell Am7 Am7/G Fmaj7 With a faint whiff of cheap Chardonnay. Fmaj7 C Christmas in the shelter, Fmaj7 C Never thought I'd see Am7 Am7/G Some of last year's tinsel Bb G On a scrawny Christmas tree. Fmaj7 C Christmas in the shelter, Am Fmaj7 Here it comes again, Dm Em But where's the peace on earth Fm Fmaj7 - C Fmaj7 - C And goodwill to all men?

Oh, the carols sound sweet
When you've plenty to eat,
And your plates piled as high as you like.
But it's a whole different tune
When a soup kitchen spoon
Is dishing your dinner tonight.

Christmas in the shelter,
Never thought I'd see
Some of last year's tinsel
On a scrawny Christmas tree.
Christmas in the shelter,
Here it comes again,

    Dm                   Em
But where's the peace on earth
        Fm          Fmaj7 - C - Fmaj7
And goodwill to all men?


        Dm
I never saw Bethlehem,
              Am
But I've been thinking 'bout them
       F          Em         C
Bedded down in an old wooden shack.
          Dm
I pull my sweater up tight,
         Am          F
I've got shelter tonight,
        Bb        Am             G
And you know, I'm grateful for that.

Christmas in the shelter,
Never thought I'd see
Some of last year's tinsel
On a scrawny Christmas tree.
Christmas in the shelter,
Here it comes again,

    Dm                   Em
But where's the peace on earth
        Fm          Am - Fmaj7
And goodwill to all men?
Dm                   Em
Where's the peace on earth
        Fm          Fmaj7 - C   Fmaj7 - C   Am7 - Am7/G - Fmaj7
And goodwill to all men?

(Words and music by Tom Paxton and Jon Vezner, 2016)


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