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                             O HOLY NIGHT
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Tabbed by: ezD
Email: makomeltdownff7@hotmail.com

Tuning: EADGBe

In the forms for the lead guitar part, the syllables are correctly lined up with
there corresponding notes. There are also a million different ways to play the
lead part, I'll include two, just because i find them to be the nicest sounding,
though, if you wanted it probably would not be hard to fingerpick them at the
same time, and basically just playing an alto, and a soprano part at the same time.

Also note that in either of the forms, it doesn't matter, many of the notes in this
song, being usually fairly held out, sound good with a tremolo effect. And it also
sounds good if you use some slides in order to go from say the 2 to the 5 (you'll
know what i mean), but those to effects are really the only things that sound good
in this song without making it sound..."strange."

ANOTHER note, is that you may want to, instead of playing all of those open e's, B's,
and D's, just play the first of the string down from it. For example instead of playing
an open e, play an e on the B string (5th fret). Because, like i said before, the notes
are long an held out so just playing the open string makes it sound a little "twangy."

First Form
The first form is more of a minor sounding form, a little dare-I-say "jazzy..." I've
noticed through give people the chords in this part, that it's little tough to get at
first, but if you play a lot of jazz it shouldn't be much trouble for you. My friends
and I play around with jazz a lot, and this part here, I apologize if the chords aren't
placed very well, as i said, we generally like to jazz it up a little bit, and end up
throwing unecessary chords and the similar in. So you may have to play around with the
chord progression in order to get it to work.

Intro: Am7 Am7

Verse 1:
     Am7                D                   Am7
     O Ho-ly Night! The Stars are bright-ly shin-ing,
e|-------------0~---0----2-----2----------2--5~---0--------------------------|
B|---2--2-2-------------------------3----------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Am7       Em7                         Am7
     It is the night of the dear Sav-ior's birth.
e|---0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|------2---0--------2---3--------3---0--------------------------------------|
G|---------------2---------------------------2~------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Am7          D                       Am7
     Long lay the world in sin and er-ror pin-ing
e|------------------0~---0--2---2------2---5---0-----------------------------|
B|----2----2---2--------------------3----------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

             C#m               G#            C#m
     Till he ap-peared and the soul felt its worth.
e|----0----------4------0---2---4----5----4----------------------------------|
B|---------4-2---------------------------------2~----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus:
      Em7                 Am7
     A thrill of hope the wear-y world re-joic-es
e|---0----0---2--------0---2---0--5----0---2----0~---------------------------|
B|----------------0----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

        Em7               Am7
     For yon-der breaks a new and glo-rious morn.
e|----0---0---2---------0--2---0---5---------0~------------------------------|
B|-----------------0--------------------2------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
     F#m          C#m      Bm               F#m
     Fall on your knees! O hear the an-gels voic-es!
e|-----5---4--2-----4~---4--7----2---2--2----5---5~--------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

       Am7  Em7 Am7 D     Am7           Em7         Am7
     O night___ di-vine! O___ night when Christ was born.
e|---5--9----7--0---5----4-2---0------0----2-----0---0~----------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    Em7    Am7  D    Am7           Em7        Am7
    (There are different variations of ending parts of the next lyrics)
    O night di-vine! O night_____  O    night di-vine!
                  "               When Christ was born.
                  "                O     ho - ly night.                                  
e|--5--7----0---9----7--5-----4----4------5---7---5~-------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2:
     Am7                    D          Am7
     Tru-ly He taught us to love one a-no-ther
e|---------------0~---0--0---2-------2-5~--0---------------------------------|
B|----2--2--2---------------------3------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Am7       Em7                      Am7
     His law is love and His gos-pel is peace
e|----0-----------------------0----------------------------------------------|
B|--------2--0--------2---3-------3---0--------------------------------------|
G|---------------2------------------------2~---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Am7                            D             Am7
     Chains shall He break, for the slave is our bro-ther
e|---------------------0~----0---2----2-------2---5---0----------------------|
B|-----2------2---2------------------------3---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                C#m          G#             C#m
     And in His name all op-pres-sion shall cease
e|----0----------4----0--2---4----5----4-------------------------------------|
B|-------4---2--------------------------------2~-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus:
      Em7                   Am7
     Sweet hymns of joy in grate-ful chor-us we raise
e|----0-----0----2------0---2-----0---5----2-2----0~-------------------------|
B|-------------------0-------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      Em7               Am7
     Let all with-in us praise His ho-ly name.
e|----0---0---2------0----2-----0---5------0~--------------------------------|
B|----------------0-------------------2--------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
      F#m          C#m      Bm              F#m
     Christ is the lord, O praise His name for-ev-er
e|-----5----4---2---4~---4---7-----2---2----2--5--5~-------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Am7  Em7 Am7 D     Am7           Em7         Am7
     His pow-er and glor___-y ev-er-more pro-claim
e|----5---9--7---0---5--4---2-0--0---2----0---0~-----------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Em7   Am7  D    Am7         Em7       Am7
     His pow-er and glor-y ev-er-more pro-claim
e|----5---7--0---9---7---5-4--4--5-----7---5~--------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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The second form is a little bit more "basic" I guess, and in contrast to the
above form, everything is more of less traditional.

Second Form

Intro: C C

Verse 1:
             C             F                 C
     O Ho-ly Night! The Stars are bright-ly shin-ing,
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------0~---0----2-----2----------2--5~---0--------------------------|
D|---2--2-2-------------------------3----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                             G7            C
     It is the night of the dear Sav-ior's birth.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
D|------2---0--------2---3--------3---0--------------------------------------|
A|---------------3---------------------------3~------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                            F              C
     Long lay the world in sin and er-ror pin-ing
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------0~---0--2---2------2---5---0-----------------------------|
D|----2----2---2--------------------3----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

             Em                B7             Em
     Till he ap-peared and the soul felt its worth.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0----------4------0---2---4----5----4----------------------------------|
D|---------4-2---------------------------------2~----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus:
        G7                 C
     A thrill of hope the wear-y world re-joic-es
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0----0---2--------0---2---0--5----0---2----0~---------------------------|
D|----------------0----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


          G7               C
     For yon-der breaks a new and glo-rious morn.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0---0---2---------0--2---0---5---------0~------------------------------|
D|-----------------0--------------------2------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
     Am            Em       Dm               Am
     Fall on your knees! O hear the an-gels voic-es!
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----5---4--2-----4~---4--7----2---2--2----5---5~--------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


       C    G7      C  F      C    G7                C
     O night___ di-vine! O___ night when Christ was born.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---5--9----7--0---5----4-2---0------0----2-----0---0~----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


      G7        C  F   C        G7                C
    (There are different variations of ending parts of the next lyrics)
    O night di-vine! O night_____  O    night di-vine!
                  "               When Christ was born.
                  "                O     ho - ly night.   
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--5--7----0---9----7--5-----4----4------5---7---5~-------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

And it is the same for the second verse, chorus and prechorus, the words are
in the first form in the right was to transpose them to these notes.

Enjoy and God Bless...

-D

            
            
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mcpowley 10 Dec 09, 2005 08:19 AM

Wow good stuff!

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Fade-To-Black66 10 Dec 20, 2005 09:48 AM

this is the best o holy night tab i found. its wicked!!!

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Got Milk? 10 Dec 11, 2006 08:42 AM

NICE TAB!!
this mustof taken a while to tab but u did it *thumbs up*

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