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"BETHLEHEM TOWN" by Jars Of Clay www.jarsofclay.com
From the 2002 compilation album City on a Hill: It's Christmas Time
Words and music by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Matt Odmark
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net

In E minor / G major, no capo.


                            Am/E
Oh, Mary, Joseph, rest your eyes
                        Em11
Try not to think of the ending
                             Am/E
World full of empty, He will die
                  D/F#         Em11
But tonight He is still just a child


                             Am/E
The silent night drifts all away
                            Em9
And the angels are dancing around you
                                     G5
There's the joy of knowing He'll save the world
    C5,add9       G5/B            Am
Overshadowing the pain that He'll go through


   CHORUS:
          C5,add9
   Have you cursed at the wind
          G5/B
   Have you cried to the heavens
          Am7              D/F#      G5
   Have you fought with this mercy you don't understand
          C5,add9
   When the wise men kneel down
      G5/B                            Am,add9/E
   To kiss the hand of this king they found
      Ebdim7   Em9
   In Bethlehem town


                            Am/E
Will you hold back the years a while
                                     Em9
Will you dream that this man could always be a child
                        G5
And never carry all the weight
       C5,add9       G5/B            Am
Of the dirt and the distance and the company we keep


PRE-CHORUS: C  F#m7  B7


   REPEAT CHORUS


      BRIDGE
               C                A7/C#         D
      And did the stars shine much brighter that night
             C            A7/C#            D           Ebdim7
      You gave birth to the death that would bring us to life
               Em9               G7
      And did the mystery keep you awake
            C            G/B          A
      Was the sound of His little heart too much to take


   REPEAT CHORUS (first half instrumental only)
        G5
   Oh, I don't understand

   REPEAT CHORUS


002210 Am/E
02023x Em11
2x023x D/F#
02403x Em9

3x0033 G5
x3x033 C5,add9
x2x033 G5/B
x02210 Am

x02213 Am7
007500 Am,add9/E
x67575 Ebdim7 (or xx1212 Ebdim7 or x21202 B7)

x32010 C
2x222x F#m7
x21202 B7

x42020 A7/C#
xx0232 D
32300x G7
x0222x A

Bridge ending A lick:
 1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|2--------------|3-------5------|7--------------|--------7/8----|
|2--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|2-----------2/4|----4/5-----5/7|---------------|---------------|
|0--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

Transcribed 2018-12-08 by T-rev
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