Happy Christmas (War is over

)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono
(Arr. Maria Dunn 2009)

V1: Solo + guitar --> Chorus (Tutti)
V2: All + flute (melody) + Cl.1 + trump + violins (sustained notes) + cello --> Chorus (Tutti)
War is over: All + flute part + Cl.2 + violins (sustained notes) + cello --> Chorus (Tutti)
V3: Men tune (Women: "war is over") + flute ('War is over" 8ve) + Cl.2 + trump + violins (rhythm) + cello --> Chorus (Tutti) --> Coda

  
   
So this
And so this
And so this

  



V1.

V2.

is
is
is

  
   


 


 









Christ - mas
Christ - mas
Christ - mas

War





4





8






V2.


it,

   


 


War





     





-

ver,

     
 





is

     
if

     



 
you

     

     

And a new one just be - gun.
The world is so
wrong.
And a new one just be - gun.

o



-

ver,



Now



     

            

     

     


 









And so this is Christ - mas
And so hap - py Christ - mas
And so this is Christ - mas

 
 
    

46

    

An - oth - er year o - ver,
For rich and the poor ones,
An - oth - er year o - ver,


     


 
 

V1.


 
 

  
      
want

V2.

    



And what have you done?
For weak and for strong,
And what have we done?

o

vs1 tacet verse23 sustained notes vs 4 rhythm

 
 

V1.

is

   

     

War

is



  



I hope you have fun
For black & for white
I hope you have fun



      
o

     

-

ver,


if

 
you

     

                    

 
 
12


 
 

it,

 
 

Chorus





is

     

      
      

16

 


 

A

ve - ry

Mer - ry Christ - mas,

(Play all times)

  

V1. 

(Play all times) 
 
 

 





War

       

     

       
V1. 
want

V2.



The near & the dear ones,
For yel - low and red ones,
The near and the dear ones,

 


V2.


 

The old and the
Let's stop all the
The old and the



     
o

-

ver,

     




young.
fight.
young.



Now

     
      

      

   

and a Hap - py New Year.



 

       


       



       

        


     
      

20

     

1-2




       




                  
          
V1. 
V2.

Let's hope it's a

With - out an - y

fear.


   
   

     

  
         

Coda

  3.



V1.

good one,

p

p

   


  
V2. 




 


     
   
    
      
     




War is
pp

o - ver,



if



you

want it,



War is



o - ver,

Now.













           
       

pp






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