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Traditional Music Lyrics by Edward Cuthbert Nunn VERSE 1 G Em Am D Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella! G Em D G Bring a torch, to the cradle run! D It is Jesus, good folk of the village; C G Am D Christ is born and Mary's calling: Em D G D G D Ah! ah! beautiful is the mother! Em Am G D G Ah! ah! beautiful is her Son! VERSE 2 G Em Am D It is wrong when the Child is sleeping, G Em D G It is wrong to talk so loud; D Silence, all, as you gather around, C G Am D Lest your noise should waken Jesus: Em D G D G D Hush! hush! see how fast he slumbers; Em Am G D G Hush! hush! see how fast He sleeps! VERSE 3 G Em Am D Softly to the little stable, G Em D G Softly for a moment come; D Look and see how charming is Jesus, C G Am D How he is white, his cheeks are rosy! Em D G D G D Hush! hush! see how the Child is sleeping; Em Am G D G Hush! hush! see how He smiles in dreams.
Below is a list of all the chords in this song. Click on a chord to learn how to play the chord on a particular instrument.
|Banjo||A Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major|
|Guitar||A Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major|
|Mandolin||A Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major|
|Piano||A Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major|
|Ukulele||A Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major|