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Tips for playing "Silent Night": Another one of the four quiet waltzes featured in my Christmas Caroling Songbook. Does the barred F give you trouble? I teach you how to play a great substitution, the Fmaj7/A, in this lesson.

Silent Night

Franz Gruber


Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003


C7:   x32310


F:    133211


        B   D   D

Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 +



  C (4)   

Silent night, holy night

G (2)            C       C7

All is calm,   all is bright

   F (2)                    C (2)

Round yon virgin, mother and child

  F (2)              C (2)

Holy infant so tender and mild,

    G (2)                  C (2)

Sleep in heavenly peace,

     C        G             C (2)

Sleep in heavenly peace.


  C (4)   

Silent night, holy night

     G (2)               C        C7

Shepherds quake at the sight,

    F (2)                      C (2)

Glories stream from heaven afar,

    F (2)                    C (2)

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia

      G (2)                 C (2)

Christ the savior is born!

      C        G            C (2)

Christ the savior is born.


  C (4)   

Silent night, holy night

  G (2)          C               C7

Son of God, love's pure light

   F (2)                        C (2)

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

  F (2)                        C (2)

with the dawn of redeeming grace,

  G (2)                   C (2)

Jesus Lord at thy birth,

  C       G              C

Jesus Lord at thy birth.


End on C

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.