Saturday 1 December 2018

Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid

Piano notes for 'Do They Know its Christmas' by Band Aid

Paul Young:

It's Christmas time
C        C A         A 

There's no need to be afraid
A          G    G    F  G   G G A 

At Christmas time
C      C A         A 

We let in light and we banish shade
A     A G    G    F    F   G G     G A 

Boy George:

And in our world of plenty
G    A   C     D    C   E D C 

We can spread a smile of joy
A     G     C      C  D    C  A G F 

Throw your arms around the world
A         C      D      C C     D     E 

At Christmas time
G    E  E        D C 

George Michael:

But say a prayer
E     D    C   C 

Pray for the other ones
D      D    C  D E    E D C 

At Christmas time it's hard
C      C D        C    C     C 

Simon LeBon (Duran Duran):

But when you're having fun
D      D       C       D E     E 
There's a world outside your window
E          D    C      C C      D    B A G 

And it's a world of dread and fear
C     C   C   C     C    D      C   G A 


Where the only water flowing
C          C   C C   C C   D B A 

Is the bitter sting of tears
G   G   C D    C    G     A

Bono & Sting:

And the Christmas bells that ring there
C      C      C C          C    C     B   A G

Are the clanging chimes of doom
C     C     C D         C      G    A 


Well tonight thank God it's them
F        F F        F      F    F   D 

Instead of you
E  F       E   E 

Boy George & Others:

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time
A        B     C     C    C    C   B A G  A     A G        G 

The greatest gift they'll get this year is life(Oooh)
G      C C        C   D      B    A     G    A  G  E D C 

Where nothing ever grows
C           C C     C D    B 

No rain or rivers flow
C     C   D   C  G   A 

Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
F     E      C      G    F  E         C    D  C 

Here's to you
E         E    E 

Raise a glass for everyone
D       C    D    E    D C B 

Here's to them
E         E    E 

Underneath that burning sun

D C D            E     D C      B 

Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
F      E      C    G      F E          C   D  C 

Chorus: All

Feed the world
G       C   F E C 

Let them know it's Christmas time
A     G       F     E       F  E       D 

And feed the world
C      G     C   F E C 

Let them know it's Christmas time
A       G     F     E        F E         D 

About Me

These notes can be used to play the song on many instruments including the keyboard, flute, recorder and piano. The piano/keyboard I use is a Casio CT-S300 , and an older Casio CTK 240 electronic keyboard which are perfect for beginners. I also have a YouTube channel (Mint Music) where I make videos to assist you in your learning. Please feel free to comment any requests and feedback. You can find me on YouTube at:
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  1. Finally I can get into the Christmas spirit!

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  5. doa Queen song please, preferably bohemian Rhapsody or we are the champions

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