What Child Is This? chords

by The Judds
  • Music: Traditional 16th Century English tune to the melody of "Greensleeves"... more
  • Lyrics: William Chatterton Dix (English Writer) - 1865
  • Featured Artists: The Judds
  • Album: Christmas Time With The Judds
  • Music: Key of B Minor in 6/8 time at 130 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Bm, A, Em, F#7, D
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
A Major Asus2 D Major Dsus2 E7 F#m
A Major Asuas2 D Major Dsus2 E7 F#m

What Child Is This

The Relative Major Key of Bm is highlighted (D) - Transpose to any other key.
             
               Bm     A     Bm     A
 Intro: 6/8  ‖      |     |      |     ‖

        Bm       D        A
1. What child is this who laid to rest
      Bm      G       F#
   On Ma-ry's lap, is sleep-ing?
        Bm      D          A
   Whom an-gels greet with an-thems sweet
         Bm         F#        Bm
   While shep-herds watch are keep-ing?
   D             A
** This, this is Christ the King
        Bm         G         F#
   Whom shep-herds guard and an-gels sing
   D               A 
   Haste, haste to bring him laud  
       Bm        F#7    Bm       Bm
   The Babe, the Son of Ma-ry!|      |

      Bm     A     Bm      A  
   ‖      |     |       |     ‖

       Bm      D       A
2. Why lies He in such mean es-tate
         Bm     G       F#
   Where ox and ass are feed-ing?
        Bm          D        A
   Good Christ-ian, fear for sin-ners here
       Bm      F#7     Bm
   The si-lent Word is plead-ing.
   D             A
** This, this is Christ the King
        Bm         G         F#7
   Whom shep-herds guard and an-gels sing
   D               A 
   Haste, haste to bring him laud 
       Bm        F#7    Bm       Bm
   The Babe, the Son of Ma-ry!|      |

      Bm     A     Bm      A  
   ‖      |     |       |     ‖

      Bm        D         A
3. So bring Him in-cense, gold, and myrrh
        Bm        D       F#
   Come peas-ant, king to own Him,
       Bm      D          A
   The King of kings, sal-va-tion brings, 
       Bm      F#7       Bm
   Let lov-ing hearts en-throne Him.
   D             A
** This, this is Christ the King
        Bm         G         F#7
   Whom shep-herds guard and an-gels sing
   D               A 
   Haste, haste to bring him laud 
       Bm        F#7    Bm  
   The Babe, the Son of Ma-ry! 

   D             A
** This, this is Christ the King
        Bm         G         F#7
   Whom shep-herds guard and an-gels sing
   D            A 
   Joy, Joy for Christ Is born
       Bm        F#7    Bm    
   The Babe, the Son of Ma-ry!

The Judds

The Judds
The Judds

Origin: Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.

Line-up: Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd (mother/daughter duo)
Naomi Judd (Mother): Born Diana Ellen Judd on January 11, 1946, in Ashland, Kentucky, US.
Died: April 30, 2022 (aged 76) near Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Wynonna Judd (Daughter): Born Christina Claire Ciminella on May 30, 1964 in Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.

Active Years: 1983-91, 1994, 1998-00, 2008-11

Music Styles: Country

Associations: Brent Maher, Don Potter

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