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From: Ray Langley langley@pacbell.net
Words by Joseph Mohr
Music by Franz Gruber
Open G Tuning (DGDGBD) arranged by Ray Langley, Dec. 1997

Silent Night

This arrangement was created using MusEdit Software and is
100% the work of the author.

IMHO,this is not only the most beautiful arrangement of
Silent Night, It is also the easiest one to play! I play
it exactly as written but it also sounds great using a
strumming style. All of the open string melody notes can
be played using harmonics at the 12th fret.

      G                                         D7                    
+--D--0----2-0-+---------+-0----2-0-+---------+-7-----7-+---------+
|T-B-----------|-0-------|----------|-0-------|---------|-7-------|
|A-G-----------|---------|----------|---------|---------|---------|
|B-D-----0---0-|----0--0-|----0---0-|----0--0-|----7--7-|----7--7-|
|--G--0--------|-0-------|-0--------|-0-------|-7-------|-7-------|
+--D-----------+---------+----------+---------+---------+---------+

      G                   C7                   G                       
+--D--5-----5-+-0-------+---------+-5--------+-0----2-0-+---------+
|T-B----------|---------|-5-----5-|------7-5-|----------|-0-------|
|A-G----------|---------|---------|----------|----------|---------|
|B-D-----0--0-|----0--0-|----5--5-|----5---5-|----0---0-|----0--0-|
|--G--0-------|-0-------|-5-------|-5--------|-0--------|-0-------|
+--D----------+---------+---------+----------+----------+---------+

      C7                   G                    D7                      
  
+--D----------+-5--------+-0----2-0-+---------+-7-----7-+-10----7---+
|T-B--5-----5-|------7-5-|----------|-0-------|---------|---------7-|
|A-G----------|----------|----------|---------|---------|-----------|
|B-D-----5--5-|----5---5-|----0---0-|----0--0-|----7--7-|-----7---7-|
|--G--5-------|-5--------|-0--------|-0-------|-7-------|-7---------|
+--D----------+----------+----------+---------+---------+-----------+

      G                              D7        G                 
+--D--5-------+-9-------+-5----0---+-0--------+-------0-+-5-+
|T-B----------|---------|--------0-|------1---|----0----|---|
|A-G----------|---------|----------|--------2-|-0-------|---|
|B-D-----0--0-|----0--0-|----0---0-|----0---0-|---------|---|
|--G--0-------|-0-------|-0--------|----------|-0-------|-0-|
+--D----------+---------+----------+-0--------+---------+---+


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