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Submitted by: LovelyStarGirl

Title:While You Were Sleeping
Artist: Casting Crowns (Mark Hall)
Album:Lifesong
tabbed by:LovelyStarGirl

The entire song is just four chords over and over in the same pattern:

F      C

Dm     Bflat

Comments about this tab

Poseidon - 2005-12-05

You can also capo 1 and use E, B, C#m/G# and A in that same pattern to make it easier and sound a little cooler, but the chords are definately right :). God bless


guittarzan - 2006-02-09

Hey, good job on the chords. Another option that may strike fancy is capo 5,
C, G, Am, F. Same chords, just may be a more familiar chord pattern. Just a Thought, if you want to get fancy, try to finger pick the piano part, haha!!


jocandccfan - 2006-06-03

yet another variation of the song is with a capo on the 3rd fret. The chords for that would be D A Bm G. Great Job!


pinktux7 - 2006-07-31

Hey, Here are the words along with the chords. Great song! I used D A Bm G on third fret. God Bless!

D A Bm
Oh little town of Bethlehem
G D A Bm G
Looks like another silent night
D A Bm
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
G D A Bm G
A giant star lights up the sky
D A Bm
And while you’re lying in the dark
G D A Bm G
There shines an everlasting light
D A Bm
For the King has left His throne
G D A Bm G
And is sleeping in a manger tonight Tonight


D A Bm G
Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
D A
For God became a man
Bm G
And stepped into your world today
D A Bm G
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
D A Bm G
As a city with no room for its King
D A Bm G
While you were sleeping
D A Bm G
While you were sleeping


D A Bm
Oh little town of Jerusalem
G D A Bm G
Looks like another silent night
D A
The Father gave His only Son
Bm G
The Way, the Truth, the Life had come
D A Bm G
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save


D A Bm G
Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
D A Bm G
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
D A Bm G
Jerusalem, you will go down in history
D A Bm G
As a city with no room for its King
D A Bm G
While you were sleeping
D A Bm G
While you were sleeping


D A Bm
United States of America
G D A Bm G
Looks like another silent night
D A Bm
As we’re sung to sleep by philosophies
G D A Bm G
That save the trees and kill the children
D A Bm
And while we’re lying in the dark
G D A Bm G
There’s a shout heard ‘cross the eastern sky
D A Bm
For the Bridegroom has returned
G D A Bm G
And has carried His bride away in the night


D A Bm G
America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
D A
Will Jesus come again
Bm G
And leave us slumbering where we lay
D A Bm G
America, will we go down in history
D A Bm G
As a nation with no room for its King
D A Bm G
Will we be sleeping
D A Bm G
Will we be sleeping


pinktux7 - 2006-07-31

No spaceing!!! oh well, there are all the words.


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