January hymn    (video)

 

D - G - A (2x)

 

D G A D

1. On a winter Sunday I go

G A D G A D - G - A

to clear away the snow, and green the ground below.

D G A D

April, all an ocean away,

G A D G A D - G - A

is this the better way to spend the day? Keeping the winter at bay.

 

G A D G

What were the words I meant to say before you left,

Bm G A - A7

when I could see your breath lead where you were going to ?

D G A D G A D

Maybe I should just let it be, and maybe it will all come back to me,

G A D

sing, o...h, Janu...ary, oh ! + D - G - A (2x)

 

D G A D

3. How I lived a childhood in snow,

G A D G A D - G - A

and all my teens in tow, stuffed in strata of glow.

D G A D

Hail the winter days after dark,

G A D G A D - G - A

wandering the gray memorial park, a fleeting beating of hearts.

 

G A D G

What were the words I meant to say before she left,

Bm G A - A7

when I could see her breath lead where she was going to

D G A D G A D

Maybe I should just let it be, and maybe it will all come back to me,

G A G A D

sing, oh, January, oh, January, oh !

 

+ D - G - A (4x) + D

 

 

(The Decemberists)