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From: whc2993@ritvax.isc.rit.edu
Words and music: Joseph Mohr & Franz Gruber
  
SILENT NIGHT
                       
Basic Accompaniment pattern: change along with chords.
   _________  ____________
   |   |   |  |     |    |
|-------------------3---------|
|----------0-------------0----|
|------0------0---------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|--3--------------------------|

The song is in 3/4 time in the key of G.
This arrangement contains the melody notes along with additional notes to make
it sound good on one guitar.  For a duet, add the above accompaniment.

  G
|-------0-----|----------------|-------0-----|----------------|
|-3--------3--|-0--------0-----|-3--------3--|-0--------1--0--|
|-0--0--------|-0--0--------0--|-0--0--------|-0--0-----------|
|-0-----------|-0-----0--------|-0-----------|-0-----0--------|
|-2-----------|-2--------------|-2-----------|-2--------------|
|-3-----------|-3--------------|-3-----------|-3--------------|
  Si -    lent  Night            Ho -     ly   Night

  D7                    G                            C
|-5-----5--|-2--------|-3------3--|----------------|-0--------0--|
|-3-----3--|-1--0-----|-0---------|-3--------------|-1-----1-----|
|-2--------|-------2--|-0---------|-0--0-----------|-0--0--------|
|----0-----|----------|-----0-----|-0-----0--------|-2-----------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-2--------0--2--|-3-----------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-3--------------|-------------|
  all   is   calm       all    is   bright           'round    yon

                G                              C
|-3-----2--0--|-------0-----|----------------|-0--------0-|-3-----2---0-|
|-1-----------|-3--------3--|-0--------------|-1-----1----|-1-----------|
|-0--0--------|-0--0--------|-0--0-----------|-0--0-------|-0--0--------|
|-2-----------|-0-----------|-0-----0--------|-2----------|-2-----------|
|-------------|-2-----------|-2--------0--2--|-3----------|-------------|
|-------------|-3-----------|-3--------------|------------|-------------|
  vir   -  gin  moth -er and  child            Ho  -    ly  in  -fant so

  G                              D7                      G
|-------0-----|----------------|-5-----5--|-8-----5--2-|-3--------------|
|-3--------3--|-0--------1--0--|-3--------|-7----------|-0--------0-----|
|-0--0--------|-0--0-----------|-2--------|-5----------|-0--0-----------|
|-0-----------|-0-----0--------|----0-----|----0-------|-------0-----0--|
|-2-----------|-2--------------|----------|------------|----------------|
|-3-----------|-3--------------|----------|------------|----------------|
  ten -der and  mild             sleep in   heav- en-ly  peace,..........

                               D7          G
|-7--------------|-3--------|------------|-3---------3-|
|-0--------0-----|-0--3--0--|--3----1----|-3-----3-----|
|-0--0-----------|-0--------|--2-------2-|-0-0-----0---|
|-0-----0-----0--|-0--------|--0---------|-0---0-------|
|----------------|----------|------------|-2-----------|
|----------------|----------|------------|-3-----------|
...                sleep in    heav-en-ly

                        
        Silent Night, Holy Night
        Sheperds quake,
        At the sight.
        Glories stream from
        Heaven above,
        Heavenly Hosts sing Alleluia,
        Christ the Savior is born!
        Christ the Savior is born!

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