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From: "Karol Harding" KHarding@vines.colostate.edu
Tab by Ruthanna Welch 1993


BRING A TORCH JEANETTE ISABELLA



     D                               Em              A7 w/f#

E|---------5------|----------------|--0----2----3---|----2------0----|
B|------------3---|-----3---2---3--|--0-------------|----2-----------|
G|----------------|----------------|--0-------------|----0-----------|
D|----------------|----------------|--2-------------|----------------|
A|---------0------|----------------|--2-------------|----0-----------|
E|---------0------|----------------|--2-------------|----------------|

       D                             A7(f#)            D       (A7)
      
E|-----5----------|----------------|--0-----2---0---|----------------|
B|-----3----3-----|---3---2---3----|--2-------------|---3------------|
G|-----2----------|----------------|--0-------------|---2------------|
D|-----0----------|----------------|--2-------------|---0------------|
A|-----0----------|----------------|--0-------------|---0------------|
E|-----0----------|----------------|----------------|---0------------|

       D                                              A sus4

E|-----5-----5----|---5---3---2----|----2---0-------|----------------|
B|-----3----------|----------------|-------------3--|--3-------2-----|
G|-----2----------|----------------|----------------|--0-------------|
D|-----0----------|----------------|----------------|--2-------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|--0-------------|
E|-----0----------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

       G              D               G

E|---0-----2---3--|----------------|---3------3-----|----2-----0-----|
B|---0------------|----------------|---3------------|----2-----------|
G|---0------------|----2------2----|---0------------|----0-----------|
D|---5------------|----0-----------|---0------------|----2-----------|
A|---5------------|----0-----------|---0------------|----0-----------|
E|----------------|----0-----------|---2------------|----------------|

     D        A7     D               A7                A7(f#)

E|--------|---0---|---2---3---2----|--0------5------|---2-------0----|
B|---3----|---2---|---3------------|--2-------------|---2------------|
G|---2----|---0---|---2------------|--0-------------|---0------------|
D|---0----|---2---|---0------------|--2-------------|---2------------|
A|---0----|---0---|----------------|----------------|---0------------|
E|---0----|-------|---0------------|----------------|----------------| 

   D (Bm)   A7                                        D

E|--------|--0----|----2---3---2---|--0--------5----|----------------|
B|---3----|--2----|----3-----------|--2-------------|---3------------|
G|---4----|--0----|----2-----------|--0-------------|----------------|
D|---4----|--2----|----0-----------|--2-------------|---0------------|
A|---2----|-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|--------|-------|----0-----------|----------------|---0------------| 



Bring a torch, Jeanetta Isabella

Bring a torch, to the cradle, run

It is Jesus, good folk of the village

Christ is born and Mary's calling

Ah! Ah! beautiful is the Mother

Ah! Ah! beautiful is her Son!

It is wrong when the Child is sleeping,
It is wrong to talk to so loud;
Silence, all, as you gather 'round,
Lest your noise should waken Jesus;
Hush! Hush! see how fast He slumbers;
Hush! Hush! see how fast he sleeps!

Softly to the little stable,
Softly for a moment come;
Look and see how charming is Jesus
How He is white, His cheeks are rosy!
Hush! Hush! see how the Child is sleeping;
Hush! Hush! see how He smiles in dreams.

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Music: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Words: Traditional Provençal, translated to French by Émile Blémont, 1901
French lyrics added by Guitar Picker Guitar_Picker@rednecks.com
December 1997

Vénès leou vieira la Pieoucelle
(Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella)

Un flam-beau, - Jean-ette, I-sa-bel-le!  
Un flam-beau, - cou-rons au ber-ceau!  
C'est Jé-sus, bon-nes gens du ha-meau, 
Le Christ est né, Ma-rie ap-pel-le, 
Ah!  ah!  ah!  que la mère est bel-le, 
Ah!  ah!  ah!  que l'En-fant est beau!  

C'est un tort - quand l'En-fant som-meil-le, 
C'est un tort - de cri-er si fort.  
Tai-sez-vous, - l'un et l'au-tre d'a-bord!  
Au moin-dre bruit, Jé-sus s'e-veil-le, 
Chut!  chut!  chut!  Il dort à mer-veil-le, 
Chut!  chut!  chut!  voy-ez comme il dort!  

Douce-ment, dans - l'é-ta--ble clo-se, 
Douce-ment, ven--ez un - mo-ment!  
Ap-proch-ez, que - Jé-sus est char-ment!  
Comme Il est blanc!  Comme Il est ro-se!  
Do!  do!  do!  que l'En-fant re-pos-se!  
Do!  do!  do!  qu'il rit en dor-mant!  


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