Merry Christmas Darling

Words & Music by Frank Pooler & Richard Carpenter
Recorded by The Carpenters, 1978

Intro verse:

 Em        A7       F#m       Bm
Greeting cards have all been sent, 

      G        A         D    F#7
The Christmas rush is through;

   Bm       F#7           Bm7     Bm7-5
But I still have one more wish to make,

  E7/9    E7     G/B A7+5
A spec - ial one for you.

Dalt   DM7  D6    Em7     A7  D9   F#m7           Em7 A7
Merry Christmas, Darling;    we're apart, that's true,

    G     Edim      F#m A7    D     
But I can dream and in  my dreams, 

B7    G      F#m   Em7 Cdim A7
I'm Christ - mas - ing with you. 

Dalt       DM7  D6  Em7   A7         D9     F#m7      Em7 A7
Hol - i - days are joyful    there's always something new

    G    Edim     F#m       Bm7 E7      E7sus4   
But every day's a hol - i - day when I'm near to you.


      G           A7    F#m           Bm
The lights on my tree I wish you could see 

   G      A      D 
I wish it every day 

    Bm          D+   Bm7             B7
The logs on the fire fill me with desire 

   G   G/F# Em7 G/B A
To see you  and to say 

       Dalt       DM7  D6  Em7       A7   D9   F#m7      D7   D7+5
That I wish you a mer - ry Christmas,    Happy New Year, too;

      G        A7           F#m         Bm
I've just one wish on this Christmas Eve 

   G      A7   F#m  B7       Em     A7  A7+5  D
I wish I were with you -- I wish I were with you.

*Based on a transcription found at Rec.Music.Makers.Guitar.Tablature posted by Steve Johnson, 1994.

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