Song facts: “O Christmas Tree” is a German song that was originally called “O Tannenbaum”. The original German version doesn’t actually relate to a Christmas tree. It became associated with Christmas when composer Ernst Anschutz added two verses of his own to the first, traditional verse.

Harmonica type: diatonic

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O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
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How are thy leaves so verdant!
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O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
 5  -4   5    -5   -3  -4  4
How are thy leaves so verdant!
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Not only in the summertime,
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But even in winter is thy prime.
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O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
 5  -4   5    -5   -3  -4  4
How are thy leaves so verdant!

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