In The Bleak Midwinter – Traditional

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An old English Christian Christmas carol, based of a poem published around 1872. The letter notes below are great for beginners to practice on any instrument :)

Did you know? It was featured in the Dr Who 2010 Christmas special, sung by Katherine Jenkins.


^D ^D# ^F   ^D-^C-Bb
In the bleak midwinter

^C-^D    ^C       G       ^C
Frosty wind made moan,

^D        ^D#    ^F   ^D  ^C-Bb
Earth stood hard as iron

^C-^D  ^C  Bb  Bb
Water like a stone.


^D#    ^D   ^D#-^F  ^G  ^G  ^D
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,

^F-^D-^C  Bb   A
Snow   ~   on snow...

^D ^D# ^F   ^D-^C-Bb
In the bleak midwinter,

^C-^D-^C  Bb-Bb
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