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The Christians And The Pagans

  		 

Intro: G   C G/B Am  D 

 G                C             Am                   D 
Amber called her uncle, said "We're up here for the holiday, 
 G               C               Am              D              D 
Jane and I were having Solstice, now we need a place to stay." 
     G                  C               Am              D 
And her Christ-loving uncle watched his wife hang Mary on a tree, 
    G                    C               Am                D           D 
He watched his son hang candy canes all made with red dye number three. 
    G                       C              Am               D 
He told his niece, "It's Christmas Eve, I know our life is not your style," 
     G                        C                Am                D           D 
She said, "Christmas is like Solstice, and we miss you and it's been awhile," 

          G                C           Am             D 
So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table, 
  G                C                 Am                 D 
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able, 
      G              C                Am                   D 
And just before the meal was served, hands were held and prayers were said, 
  G               C                 Am                  D          D 
Sending hope for peace on earth  to all their gods and goddesses. 

     G                   C                    Am                D 
The food was great, the tree plugged in, the meal had gone without a hitch, 
      G               C               Am                D              D 
Till Timmy turned to Amber and said, "Is it true that you're a witch?" 
     G                  C                  Am                D 
His mom jumped up and said, "The pies are burning," and she hit the kitchen, 
    G                 C                     Am                  D               D 
And it was Jane who spoke, she said, "It's true, your cousin's not a Christian," 
     G                  C                    Am                 D 
"But we love trees, we love the snow, the friends we have, the world we share, 
     G               C                Am             D           D 
And you find magic from your God, and we find magic everywhere." 

          G                C          Am              D 
So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table, 
  G                C                 Am                 D 
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able, 
      G               C                 Am               D 
And where does magic come from? I think magic's in the learning, 
        G                   C                    Am               D        D 
'Cause now when Christians sit with Pagans only pumpkin pies are bur-ning. 

      G              C                 Am                   D 
When Amber tried to do the dishes, her aunt said, "Really, no, don't bother." 
 G             C              Am                 D               D 
Amber's uncle saw how Amber looked like Tim and like her father. 
     G                 C               Am             D 
He thought about his brother, how they hadn't spoken in a year, 
     G                C                      Am                 D              D 
He thought he'd call him up and say, "It's Christmas and your daughter's here." 
      G                 C                 Am               D 
He thought of fathers, sons and brothers, saw his own son tug his sleeve, saying, 
  G          C                 Am                 D               D 
"Can I be a Pagan?" Dad said, "We'll discuss it when they leave." 

          G                C           Am             D 
So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table, 
  G                C                 Am                 D 
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able, 
 G                 C                  Am                D 
Lighting trees in darkness, learning new ways from the old, and 
 G                C          Am                 D        D 
Making sense of history and drawing warmth out of the cold. 

 G    C G/B  Am D   G 
	  

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