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The First Of May Lyrics And Chords

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The First Of May Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords. Written by Maurice and Barry Gibb from The Bee Gees in 1968. Recorded in Ireland by The Wolfe Tones in 1972 on the finest album they ever made ''Let The People Sing''. I have made several key arrangements of this song. I have been wanting to try this one out on guitar for years so today being the first of May [ 2014 ] I decided to give it a lash. I looked around the net for a handy chord arrangement and found that every single site had the same chords, these boys must be all copying each other, and I'd say not one of these big tab sites ever had a guitar in their hands in their lives. I settled for the key of G Major, I never use Bm chords and instead always play a D chord instead. It's fairly close to a D and nobody's complained so far.

Key of C Major
[C]When we were small and Christmas [Em]trees were tall
We [F]used to love while [C]others used to [G]play
Don't [C]ask me why the time has [Em]passed us by
Noth[F]ing seems to be the [C] same old [G]way

Now [F]we are tall and Christmas [C]trees are small
And [Dm]you don't ask the time of [C]day[C7]
But [F]you and I our love will [C]never ever die
But [Dm]guess we'll [F]crys come first of[C] May[G]

The [C]apple tree that grew for [Em]you and me
I [F]watched the apples [C]falling one by [G]one
And [C]I recall the moment [Em]of them all
The [F]day I kissed your [C]cheek and you were [G]gone

When[C] I was small and Christmas [Em]trees were tall
[F]Do do do do [C]do do [G]do
Don't [C]ask me why but time has[Em] passed us by
Some[F]one else moved [C]in from far a[G]way

Key of D Major
[D]When we were small and Christmas [F#m]trees were tall
We [G]used to love while [D]others used to [A]play
Don't [D]ask me why the time has [F#m]passed us by
Some[G]one else moved [D]in from far a[A]way

Now [G]we are tall and Christmas [D]trees are small
And [Em]you don't ask the time of [D]day[D7]
But [G]you and I our love will [D]never die
But [Em]guess we'll [G]cry come first of[D] May[A]

The [D]apple tree that grew for [F#m]you and me
I [G]watched the apples [D]falling one by [A]one
And [D]I recall the moment [F#m]of them all
The [G]day I kissed your [D]cheek and you were [A]mine

When[D] I was small and Christmas [F#m]trees were tall
[G]Do do do do [D]do do [A]do
Don't [D]ask me why but time has[F#m] passed us by
Some[G]one else moved [D]in from far aA]way

Key Of G Major
[G]When we were small and Christmas [Bm]trees were tall
We [C]used to love while [G]others used to [D]play
Don't [G]ask me why the time has [Bm]passed us by
Some[C]one else moved [G]in from far a[D]way

Now [C]we are tall and Christmas [G]trees are small
And [Am]you don't ask the time of [G]day[G7]
But [C]you and I our love will [G]never die
But [Am]guess we'll [C]cry come first of[G] May[D]

The [G]apple tree that grew for [Bm]you and me
I [C]watched the apples [G]falling one by [D]one
And [G]I recall the moment [Bm]of them all
The [C]day I kissed your [G]cheek and you were [D]mine

When[G] I was small and Christmas [Bm]trees were tall
[C]Do do do do [G]do do [D]do
Don't [G]ask me why but time has[Bm] passed us by
Some[C]one else moved [G]in from far a[D]way.

Key Of A Major
[A]When we were small and Christmas [C#m]trees were tall
We [D]used to love while [A]others used to [E]play
Don't [A]ask me why the time has [C#m]passed us by
Some[D]one else moved [A]in from far a[E]way

Now [D]we are tall and Christmas [A]trees are small
And [Bm]you don't ask the time of [A]day[A7]
But [D]you and I our love will [A]never die
But [Bm]guess we'll [D]cry come first of[A] May[E]

The [A]apple tree that grew for [C#m]you and me
I [D]watched the apples [A]falling one by [E]one
And [A]I recall the moment [C#m]of them all
The [D]day I kissed your [A]cheek and you were [E]mine

When[A] I was small and Christmas [C#m]trees were tall
[D]Do do do do [A]do do [E]do
Don't [A]ask me why but time has[C#m] passed us by
Some[D]one else moved [A]in from far a[E]way

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