“O Tannenbaum” Lyrics & Chords

English & German Lyrics for “O Christmas Tree”

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German Lyrics for “O Tannenbaum” | Sheet Music

1. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!1
    Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
    nein, auch im Winter wenn es schneit.

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

2. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
    Wie oft hat schon zur Winterzeit,2
    ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

3. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
dein Kleid will mich was lehren;
    die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
    gibt Mut und Kraft zu jeder Zeit!
3
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
dein Kleid will mich was lehren!4

1  also “wie grün sind deine Blätter” or “wie schön” (grün = green; treu = faithful; schön = beautiful)

2  or “wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit” (Weihnachtszeit = Christmastime; Winterzeit = wintertime)

3  or “gibt Trost und Kraft zu jeder Zeit” (Trost = comfort; Mut = courage)

4  also “das soll dein Kleid mich lehren”

 

English Lyrics

1. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
how lovely are your branches!
    In beauty green will always grow,
    through summer sun and winter snow;

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
how lovely are your branches!

2. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
you are the tree most loved!
    How often you give us delight
    in brightly shining Christmas light!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
you are the tree most loved!

3. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
your beauty green will teach me
    that hope and love will ever be
    the way to joy and peace for me;

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
your beauty green will teach me.

 

Chord Progression in F Major

Chords: F | C7 | D7 | gmin | B♭

      F                     C7  D7
O   Tannenbaum,   o   Tannenbaum,

      gm                C7       F
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

(F)                    B♭        C7
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,

         gm        C7         F
nein, auch im Winter wenn es schneit.

      F                     C7  D7
O   Tannenbaum,   o   Tannenbaum,

      gm                C7       F
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

 

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