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    The First Noel



    Chord Guide


    F:    133211


    Em:   022000

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           32 1

    C:    x32010


    Strum: B   D   D

           1 + 2 + 3 +


    Intro: / F - - / Em - - / F - G / C - - /


            C       G       F              C

    The first Noel the angel did say

                 F                  Em              / F - G /     C

    Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay

          C                 G            F                 C

    In fields where they lay keeping their sheep

              F               Em          / F - G /   C

    On a cold winters night that was so     deep



        C    Em      F     / C - G /

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

    F               Em       / F - G /  C

    Born is the King of Israel.


             C        G          F        C

    They looked up and saw a star

                F        Em     / F - G /     C

    Shining in the East, beyond them far

           C       G            F            C

    And to the earth it gave good light

            F         Em             / F - G / C

    And so it continued both day and night




             C            G    F                C

    This star drew nigh to the northwest

            F                  Em     / F - G /     C

    O'er Bethlehem it took its rest

              C       G     F           C

    And there it did stop and stay

              F            Em          / F - G /   C

    Right over the place where Jesus       lay




             C        G              F              C

    Then enter'd in there Wise Men three

           F       Em    / F - G /   C

    Full rev'rently on bended knee

           C             G       F            C

    And offered there in His presence

               F          Em          / F - G /   C

    Their gold and myrrh and frankincense


    Chorus, End on last 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.