Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella

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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.

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Instrument Chords
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

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