1939 – It’s Christmas Time (a sad song for Christmas)

“1939 – It’s Christmas Time”

Bm

It’s Christmas Time once

GMaj

again

A6

And the chestnuts are

GbMaj

roasting just fine

Bm

The family’s about to

GMaj

arrive

A6. GbMaj

And party, like it’s 1939.

Grandma is looking for marbles,

And grandpa, who just won’t arrive;

He got through the first of the two great big wars

But the second he didn’t survive.

It’s Christmas Time once again

And the chestnuts are roasting just fine

The family’s about to arrive

And party, like it’s 1939.

They said it would be over by Christmas

But, for some, Christmas never began;

For when their presents fell from the sky

The crackers they pulled made a bang.

–//–

And the games that were played

By the ones in command

Left the players exhausted

And a part of the land;

They lay where they fell

In their best party hats

Onlookers calling en corps;

Whilst the generals decided

The score.

It’s Christmas Time once again

And the chestnuts are roasting just fine

The family’s about to arrive

And party, like it’s 1939.

They said it would be over by Christmas

But, for some, Christmas never began;

For when their presents fell from the sky

The crackers they pulled made a bang.

And if you send just one Christmas card this Christmas

Please send it to the boys who still drill in the yard.

Advertisements

2 responses to “1939 – It’s Christmas Time (a sad song for Christmas)

  1. Fantastic song, Graeme,.thank you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s