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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 is Christ - mas And what have you done?
And so this is Christ - mas For weak and for strong,

  
And so this is Christ - mas And what have we done?

         

  
     
War is o - ver, if you

V1.                

           

vs1 tacet verse23 sustained notes vs 4 rhythm

  
V2.       

 
4



              
  
An - oth - er year o - ver, And a new one just be - gun.
For rich and the poor ones, The world is so wrong.


An - oth - er year o - ver, And a new one just be - gun.

        

  
want it, War is o - ver, Now

V1.                          

V2.
                         

 


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  
       
  
 
And so this is Christ - mas I hope you have fun
And so hap - py Christ - mas For black & for white

   


And so this is Christ - mas I hope you have fun

     

              
War is o - ver, if you

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

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  
     
12

       
  

The near & the dear ones, The old and the young.
For yel - low and red ones, Let's stop all the fight.

 
The near and the dear ones, The old and the young.

         

                   
want it, War is o - ver, Now
     
V1. 

              
           
V2.
 

 
Chorus
             
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
  
       
      

 

A ve - ry Mer - ry Christ - mas, and a Hap - py New Year.

 
  

     
                
(Play all times)

V1.  
(Play all times) 
V2.
                      

 
1-2



       
      
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
   
      
  
                  
          
Let's hope it's a good one, With - out an - y fear.

V1. 


        
         

V2.
          
Coda
  3. 
    
p

      
          
          
  

p

   
War is o - ver, if you want it, War is o - ver, Now.

 
pp
V1.         

  

   

                   
pp


V2.   

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