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Silent Night Tab

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Jazzy arrangement / with fingerstyle tab / suggestions for playable voicings / complete lyrics and well-aligned chords for convenient auto-scrolling. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                Silent Night
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Silent Night
(Franz Xaver Gruber/Joseph Mohr) 
English lyrics: John Freeman Young

Here’s a jazzy arrangement that I like to play. Enjoy!

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INTRO

  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +
e|0---2---0---|1-----------|0---2---0---|3-------1---|
B|2-----------|2-----------|2-----------|1-------1---|
G|1-----------|2-----------|1-----------|----2-------|
D|------------|0-----------|------------|------------|
A|0-----------|------------|0-----------|1-----------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|  


VERSE
  Amaj7        Bm9          C#m7         F#7
  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +
e|0-----2-0---|------------|------------|------------|
B|2-----------|2-------0---|5-----7-5---|2-----------|
G|1-----------|2-----------|4-----------|3-------3---|
D|----2-------|0---0-------|6---6-------|2---2-------|
A|0-----------|2-----------|4-----------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|2-----------|  

  Bm           E7           A          A9sus4    A7
  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +
e|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B|3-------3---|0-----------|2-------2---|3-------2---|
G|2-----------|1-------1---|2-------2---|4-------2---|
D|4---4-------|----0-------|2---2-------|----5-------|
A|2-----------|------------|0-----------|0-----------|
E|------------|0-----------|------------|------------|  

  Dmaj7        F#dim        Amaj7        A7
  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +
e|2-------2---|5-----4-----|0-----2-0---|------------|
B|2-------2---|4-------7---|2-----------|2---0---2---|
G|2---2-------|5-----------|1-----------|0-------0---|
D|0-----------|4-----------|----2-------|2-------2---|
A|------------|------------|0-----------|0-------0---|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|  

  Dmaj7   /C#  Bm7          Amaj7
  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +
e|2-------2---|5-----4-2---|0-----2-0---|------------|
B|2-------2---|3-------3---|2-----------|2-----------|
G|2---2-------|2-------2---|1-----------|1-------2---|
D|0-----------|----4-------|----2-------|----2-------|
A|--------4---|2-------2---|0-----------|0-----------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|  

  Bm7          E7      Fdim F#m7         B9
  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +
e|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B|3-------3---|3-----0-----|------------|2-----------|
G|2-------2---|1--------1--|2-----------|2-------2---|
D|4---4-------|2---2----0--|2-------2---|1---1-------|
A|2-----------|------------|----4-------|2-----------|
E|------------|0--------1--|2-----------|------------|  
                                        |TURNAROUND
  A       F#7  Bm7    E7b9  A            Bm7     E7
  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 +
e|------------|------------|--------0---|------------|
B|2-------2---|5-----3-0---|----2-------|3-------0---|
G|2-------3---|2-------1---|2-----------|2-------1---|
D|2---2---2---|4---4---3---|2-----------|4-------0---|
A|0-----------|2-----------|0-----------|2-----------|
E|--------2---|--------0---|------------|--------0---|  


 |CODA
  A            Dm7        Amaj13
  1 + 2 + 3 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 
e|------------|------------(7)
B|2-----------|6-------8---|7
G|2-------2---|5-----------|6
D|2---2-------|7---7-------|6
A|0-----------|5-----------|-
E|------------|------------|5 


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CHORDS / SPECIAL VOICINGS

          E-A-D-G-B-e
Amaj7     x-0-2-1-2-0
Bm9       x-2-0-2-2-2
A9sus4    x-0-5-4-3-x
F#dim     x-x-4-5-4-5
Dmaj7     x-x-0-2-2-2
Dmaj/C#   x-4-x-2-2-2
Fdim      1-x-0-1-x-x or
          x-x-3-4-3-4
B9        x-2-1-2-2(2)
E7#9      0-2-3-1-0-x
Amaj13    5-x-6-6-7(7)

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   Amaj   Bm9   C#m7  F#7
1. Silent night! Holy night!
Bm7    E7     A        A9sus4 A7
All's asleep, one sole light,
Dmaj7    F#dim7       Amaj7 A7
Just the faithful and holy  pair,
Dmaj7 /C# Bm7            Amaj7
Love--ly  boy-child with curly hair
Bm7      E7    Fdim  F#m7 B9
Sleep in heavenly    pea--ce!
A     F#7 Bm7   E7b9 A     Bm7 E7 [= TURNAROUND]
Sleep in  heavenly   peace!


   Amaj   Bm9   C#m7  F#7
2. Silent night! Holy night!
Bm7       E7      A     A9sus4 A7
God's Son laughs, o how bright.
Dmaj7          F#dim7 Amaj7       A7
Love from your holy   lips shines clear,
Dmaj7 /C# Bm7        Amaj7
As    the dawn of salvation draws near,
Bm7    E7         Fdim F#m7 B9
Jesus, Lord, with your bi---rth!
A   F#7  Bm7        E7b9 A     Bm7 E7 [= TURNAROUND]
Je-esus, Lord, with your birth!


   Amaj   Bm9   C#m7  F#7
3. Silent night! Holy night!
Bm7         E7    A       A9sus4 A7
Brought the world peace tonight,
Dmaj7    F#dim7   Amaj7  A7
From the heavens' golden height
Dmaj7 /C# Bm7          Amaj7
Shows the grace of His holy might
Bm7       E7     Fdim F#m7 B9
Jesus, as man on this ea---rth!
A      F#7 Bm7    E7b9 A     Bm7 E7 [= TURNAROUND]
Jesus, as  man on this earth!


   Amaj   Bm9   C#m7  F#7
4. Silent night! Holy night!
Bm7     E7  A       A9sus4 A7
Where today all the might
Dmaj7  F#dim7   Amaj7   A7
Of His fatherly love us graced
Dmaj7 /C#  Bm7       Amaj7
And   then Jesus, as brother embraced.
Bm7     E7      Fdim F#m7 B9
All the peoples on   ea---rth!
A   F#7 Bm7     E7b9 A      Bm7 E7 [= TURNAROUND]
All the peoples on   earth!


   Amaj   Bm9   C#m7  F#7
5. Silent night! Holy night!
Bm7     E7    A       A9sus4 A7
Long we hoped that He might,
Dmaj7  F#dim7     Amaj7 A7
As our Lord, free us of wrath,
Dmaj7 /C#   Bm7    Amaj7
Since times of our fathers He hath
Bm7         E7        Fdim F#m7 B9
Promised to spare all man- ki-  ind!
A        F#7 Bm7       E7b9 A     Bm7 E7 [= TURNAROUND]
Promised to  spare all man--kind!


   Amaj   Bm9   C#m7  F#7
6. Silent night! Holy night!
Bm7      E7    A       A9sus4 A7
Sheperds first see the sight.
Dmaj7     F#dim7 Amaj7 A7
Told by angelic  Alleluja,
Dmaj7 /C#  Bm7         Amaj7
Soun--ding everywhere, both near & far
Bm7        E7     Fdim F#m7 B9
Christ the Savior is   he---re!
A      F#7 Bm7    E7b9 A     Dm7 A13 [= CODA]
Christ the Savior is   here!
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P_Trik 5,845 Jan 13, 2014 11:11 AM

What a beautiful arrangement!

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