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Silent Night - Mohr and Gruber
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Arranged by: Justin Sandercoe

   G
    ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___ 
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e|-----0-----|-----------|-----0-----|-----------|
B|-3-------3-|-0---------|-3-------3-|-0---------|
G|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|
D|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|
A|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-3---------|-3---------|-3---------|-3---------|
  Silent     Night        Holy        Night.
  Silent     Night        Holy        Night.

   D9          D           G/D         G
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e|-5-------5-|-2---------|-3-------3-|-----------|
B|-5-------5-|-3---------|-3-------3-|-3---------|
G|-5-------5-|-2---------|-4-------4-|-0---------|
D|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|
A|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-3---------|
  All is      calm         all    is   bright.
  Seperds     quake,       at     the  sight.

   C           C/G         G/D         G
    ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-0-------0-|-3---2---0-|-----0-----|-----------|
B|-1-------1-|-1---------|-3-------3-|-0---------|
G|-0-------0-|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|
D|-----------|-2---------|-0---------|-0---------|
A|-3---------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-3---------|
 'Round   yon vergin      Mother and   Child
  Glories     stream from Heaven       above,

   C           C/G         G/D         G
    ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-0-------0-|-3---2---0-|-----0-----|-----------|
B|-1-------1-|-1---------|-3-------3-|-0---------|
G|-0-------0-|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|
D|-----------|-2---------|-0---------|-0---------|
A|-3---------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-3---------|
 Holy         infant so   tender and   mild.
 heavenly     Hosts       sing Alleluia,

   D9          D7          G/D         G/D
    ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___ 
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e|-5-------5-|-8---------|-3---------|-7---------|
B|-5-------5-|-7--10---7-|-3---------|-8---------|
G|-5-------5-|-7---------|-4---------|-7---------|
D|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|
A|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
   Sleep in    heavenly     peace 
   Christ the Savior is     born!

   G/D         D/F#        G           G (harmonics)
    ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___ 
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e|-3---------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
B|-0---3---0-|-3---1-----|-----------|-12--------|
G|-0---------|-2-------2-|-0---------|-12--------|
D|-0---------|-0---------|-0---------|-12--------|
A|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|-2---------|-3---------|-----------|
  Sleep   in   heavenly    peace.
  Christ the   Savior is   born!
        
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Silent Night - Mohr and Gruber
Silent Night - Mohr and Gruber
The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at the St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf bei Salzburg. The small town on the Salzach river, part of the former Archbishopric of Salzburg, had just passed from the Kingdom of Bavaria to the Austrian Empire in 1816. The young priest Father Joseph Mohr had come to Oberndorf the year before, he had already written the lyrics of the song "Stille Nacht" in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where he had worked as a coadjutor.

The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the church service. Both performed the carol during the mass on the night of December 24.

In his written account regarding the composition of the carols, Gruber gives no mention of the specific inspiration for creating the song. According to the song's history provided by Austria's Silent Night Society, one supposition is that the church organ was no longer working so that Mohr and Gruber therefore created a song for accompaniment by guitar. Silent Night historian Renate Ebeling-Winkler Berenguer says that the first mention of a broken organ was in a book published in the United States, The Story of Silent Night (1965) by John Travers Moore.[citation needed] There is evidence that a radio play of this version was performed as a Hallmark Theatre Broadcast in 1948.

Somebelieve that Mohr simply wanted a new Christmas carol that he could play on his guitar. The Silent Night Society says that there are "many romantic stories and legends" that add their own anecdotal details to the known facts.

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Silent Night - Mohr and Gruber




Silent Night - Mohr and Gruber
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 12/18/2012
Tab By: willc
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