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Old 12-14-2004, 12:11 PM
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Question Andrew Peterson's "Labor of Love"?

****PLEASE SEE POST #11 IN THIS THREAD...THANKS!****

Hi folks. While I love to play, I really struggle when trying to figure out a song by ear. Just wondering if someone has put together the chords for "Labor of Love" off Andrew Peterson's new Christmas project. I'd love to benefit from your work.. You can email ***address removed***

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Old 12-14-2004, 03:09 PM
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hey rod....

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Old 12-14-2004, 09:36 PM
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Great job...Thanks David!
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Old 12-20-2004, 01:27 PM
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I've got to play this song this week for our Christmas Eve service and I'm behind on figuring it out beacuse of work. I know it's either using drop-D or open D tuning. Anyone who can help feel free to e-mail! Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:22 PM
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Default Yet one more guy wanting chords

I'm also wanting to learn Andrew Peterson's "Labor of Love" on guitar (awesome song), but I thought I'd take the lazy route and try ot get the chording from someone who already had it figured out.... Any help out there? You can e-mail tjagger@sbcsc.k12.in.us

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Old 12-18-2007, 04:22 PM
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I really would appreciate the chords to Andrew Peterson's Labor of Love. Need it for this weekend...and it's a really busy week. email: jk@fbcparis.com
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:41 PM
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My wife and I did it two weeks ago in our church. mp3 attached. I did not have a chord chart, so I just did it by ear in D, Standard tuning


Kind of like

It was not a silent (G5) night) There was blood on the (D) ground (Dsus D)

You could hear a woman (G5)cry in the alleyway that (A)night on the streets of David's (D) town (Dsus D)

And the stable was not (Bm) clean, and the cobblestones were (F#m) cold. And little Mary full of (G5) grace with the tears upon her (A) face had no mother's hand to hold (D Dsus D)

Chorus:

It was a labor of (G5) pain, it was cold sky a (Bm) bove. But for the girl on the ground in the (G5) dark Every beat of her beautiful (A) heart was a labor of (D) Love Dsus D...

and so on.

There are more complex ways to do it, but that was the quick down and dirty way for me...

Have a listen..

Joe & Tina - Labor of Love

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Old 12-19-2007, 09:25 AM
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Found this excellent live version on You Tube. Hard to see on my laptop without my readers handy, but it sounds like he might be playing in the key of D, but playing in C Capo'd at 2nd fret possibly. Sounds very nice...but talk about a signature UST sound!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SK2PX7hH6io
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:18 AM
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Joe, You and your wife did a beautiful version of that song. I wouldn't worry about a more complex version; it's not the kind of song that needs guitar gymnastics. I thought your playing was tasty and did a great job of backing your wife's vocals.

I also appreciate the links to the videos. If I remember correctly, I think I saw a version of the song in DADGAD?
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:02 PM
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That's a great song. I'm trying to listen to Joe's clip but it keeps saying I'm not logged-in. The problem is that I am logged-in. Anyone know why that happens?
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:05 PM
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Hi folks.

I get emails periodically requesting these chords ever since I made my original post. Since that post, Andrew had published a book containing the music for the entire "Behold the Lamb of God" album. Please support Andrew by ordering the book from him at www.andrew-peterson.com. The book is inexpensive and they will get it to you quickly.

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Hey sc lefty
I am doing this song for my church in a few days.
could you perhaps email me the chords too?

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Old 12-26-2009, 04:33 PM
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Sorry I didn't see this thread a couple weeks ago...

Andy Gullahorn and his wife Jill Phillips are the folks that do that song in AP's show...

Andy is tuned to Open C (CGCGCE) capo 2....It is a really simple song once you get used to that tuning. AP also has a song book out for it. Here are the chords...the little lick is on the fourth string.

Labor of Love
Key: D Meter: 4/4


D G
It was not a silent night
Dsus D
There was blood on the ground
D G
You could hear a woman cry
A
In the alleyways that night
Dsus D
On the streets of David's town

Bm
And the stable was not clean
F#m
And the cobblestones were cold
G
And little Mary full of grace
A
With the tears upon her face
Dsus D
Had no mother's hand to hold

D D/E D/F# G A
It was a labor of pain
Bm7
It was a cold sky above
D G
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
A
With every beat of her beautiful heart
Dsus D
It was a labor of love

D G
Noble Joseph at her side
Dsus D
Callused hands and weary eyes
D G
There were no midwives to be found
A
In the streets of David's town
Dsus D
In the middle of the night








Bm
So he held her and he prayed
F#m
Shafts of moonlight on his face
G
But the baby in her womb
A
He was the maker of the moon
D
He was the Author of the faith
D/F# A Asus A
That could make the mountains move


Instrumental:

G Dsus D
G A Bm


D D/E D/F# G A
It was a labor of pain
Bm7
It was a cold sky above
D G
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
A
With every beat of her beautiful heart
Bm D
It was a labor of love
G
Little Mary full of grace
A
With the tears upon her face

It was a labor of love

D G Dsus D
D G Dsus D
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