Do You Hear What I Hear?

Words by Noël Regney, music by Gloria Shayne Baker
Released on Christmas in the Heart (2009)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Tabbed in A major (original key Bb major)

The thing after the ‘Do you see …’ lines is in principle something like A E D A/e, but very thinly orchestrated, consisting mostly of the figures

                                                         A   E   D   A/e
  :   .   .   .           :   .   .   .                  :   .   .   .    
|---------5-------|     |-5---4---2---0---|            |-5---4---5---0---|
|-----5-------5---|     |-----------------|            |-----5---7---5---|
|-2---------------| and |-----------------|  ending    |-2------(7)------|
|-----------------|     |-----------------|  up like:  |-----------------|
|-----------------|     |-----------------|            |-0---------------|
|-----------------|     |-----------------|            |-------------0---|

which is neither very playable on a single guitar, nor very interesting. More useful is probably something like:

  A   E   D   A/e
  :   .   .   .    
|-5---4---2---0---|
|-5---5---3---2---|
|-6---4---2---2---|
|-7-----------2---|
|-7-----------0---|
|-5-----------0---|
         A                 Em     A     Em
Said the night wind to the little lamb:
A                 Em   A 
Do you see what I see?
A                  Em     A     Em
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
A                 Em   A 
Do you see what I see?
  F#m    
A star, a star,
C#m
Dancing in the night,
       D       E        C#7    F#m
With a tail as big as a kite,
       D       E        A
With a tail as big as a kite.
Said the little lamb to the shepard boy:
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepard boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song,
High above the trees,
With a voice as big as the sea,
With a voice as big as the sea.
Said the shepard boy to the mighty king:
Do you know what I know?
In your palace wall, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
A child, a child,
Shivers in the cold.
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold.

Said the king to the people everywhere:
Listen to what I say.
Pray for peace people everywhere.
Listen to what I say.
The child, the child,
Sleeping in the night,
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light.