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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:41 PM

John Lennon - Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (working class hero)

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"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a Christmas song by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band. It was recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City in late October 1971, with the help of producer Phil Spector. It features heavily echoed vocals, and a sing-along chorus. The children singing in the background were from the Harlem Community Choir and are credited on the song's single. The lyrics were written by Lennon and Ono, while the melody and chord structure were taken from the folk standard known as "Stewball".

Although the song is a protest song about the Vietnam War, it has become a Christmas standard and has appeared on several Christmas albums.

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong

And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

An so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over over
If you want it
War is over
Now...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. Help me out

 

How does a guy worth $240 million become "a working class hero?"

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:44 PM

2. Locking, sorry.

A lot of John Lennon songs and Beatles songs have been posted in V&M recently, and all have been locked. The Video & Multimedia forum is not intended for music videos. Hope you understand.

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