Thursday, December 13, 2007

O Holy Night

A Christmas carol by Adolphe Charles Adam. We played our own arrangement and rendition of this beautiful tune, as an instrumental piece. Part of the famous Nativity scene is described in Matthew 2:9-11. "After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh."

Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas Day (although it probably isn't the actual date), and His birth day was indeed a most holy night. The angel declared His birth to shepherds (Luke 2:10-11) and a great host gave glory to God (Luke 2:13-14). The magi were led by a star to where He lay. And it was in the manger that they worshiped the King of kings. We also celebrate Christmas because His birth too signified that there was a plan for redemption for all mankind, through His eventual death on the cross for the sins of the world. Behold your King, before Him lowly bend. We worship you Lord!



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O HOLY NIGHT – Adolphe Charles Adam
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: Standard

Intro:
G D/F# Em D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-------------------|
G|-----3---3-------2---2-------0---0-------0---0-----------------|
D|---0-------0---0-------0---4-------4---4-------4---------------|
A|-------------------------------------5-------------------------|
E|-3-----------2-----------0-------------------------------------|
   C9          D/B         C9          D
e|-------3-----------0-----------3-----------2p0-----------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3-----3---------------|
G|---0-------0---2-------2---0-------0---2---------2-------------|
D|-------------------------------------0-------------------------|
A|-3-----------2-----------3-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
   G           D/F#        Em          D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-------------------|
G|-----3---3-------2---2-------0---0-------0---0-----------------|
D|---0-------0---0-------0---4-------4---4-------4---------------|
A|-------------------------------------5-------------------------|
E|-3-----------2-----------0-------------------------------------|
   C9          D/B         C9          D
e|-------3-----------0-----------3-----0h2-----------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3---3-------------------------|
G|---0-------0---2-------2---0-------0-2-------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------0-------------------------|
A|-3-----------2-----------3-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse:
G D/F# C9 G G
e|-------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3-----|
G|---0-------0---2-------2---0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------3-------------------------------------|
E|-3-----------2-----------------------3-----------3-------------|
   G           D           G           D
e|-------3-----------2-----------3-----------2-------------------|
B|-----3-----------3---3-------3---3-------3---3-----------------|
G|---0-----------2-------2---0-------0---2-------2---------------|
D|-------------0-----------------------0-------------------------|
A|---------0-2---------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------3-------------------------------------|
   G           D/F#        C9          G           G7
e|-------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-----------1-------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------0---0-----|
G|---0-------0---2-------2---0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------3-------------------------------------|
E|-3-----------2-----------------------3-----------3-------------|
   Bm          F#          Bm          Bm
e|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-------------------|
B|-----3---3-------2---2-------3---3-------3---3-----------------|
G|---4-------4---3-------3---4-------4---4-------4---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------------2-----------2-------------------------|
E|-------------2-------------------------------------------------|
   D           D           G           G
e|-------3-----------2-----------3-----------3-------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---------------------|
G|---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0---0-----------------------|
D|-0-----------0-------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------0-2---------------|
E|-------------------------3-----------3-------------------------|
   D           D           G           G
e|-------3-----------2-----------3-----3-------------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3---3-------------------------|
G|---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0-0-------------------------|
D|-0-----------0-----------------------0-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------2-------------------------|
E|-------------------------3-----------3-3-2---------------------|
OR
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------5-5---5-8-------------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-7-7-----5-----7-7-4-----4-5-7-5-------------------------|
D|---------------------------7-5---------7-5---------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------5-5---5-8---------7-----7-7h8-7---------------------|
G|-4-4-4-7-7-----5-----7-7-6-4---7-9-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------9-------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------8-------------------------8-----------------|
G|-7-7-7h9---7-7h9-7-----9-7-7-7-7h9---7-7h9-7-----7-------------|
D|---------7-----------9-------------7-----------9---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus:
Em Em Bm Bm
e|-------0-----------0-----------2-----------2-------------------|
B|-----0---0-------0---0-------3---3-------3---3-----------------|
G|---0-------0---0-------0---4-------4---4-------4---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------2-----------2-------------------------|
E|-0-----------0-------------------------------------------------|
   D           D           Em          Em
e|-------2-----------2-----------0-----0-------------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------0---0---0-------------------------|
G|---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0-0-------------------------|
D|-0-----------0-----------------------2-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------2-------------------------|
E|-------------------------0-----------0-------------------------|
   D           D           G           C9
e|-------2-----------2-----------3-----------3-------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3-----------3---3-----------------|
G|---2-------2---2-------2---0-----------0-------0---------------|
D|-0-----------0-------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------0-2-3-------------------------|
E|-------------------------3-------------------------------------|
   G           D           G          D/B    C9
e|-------3-----------2-----------3-------------------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3-----3---------------|
G|---0-------0---2-------2---0-------0---0-----0-----------------|
D|-------------0-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------2-----3-------------------|
E|-3-----------------------3-------------------------------------|
   D           D           G           C9
e|-------2-----------2-----------3-----3-------------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3---3-------------------------|
G|---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0-0-------------------------|
D|-0-----------0-----------------------2-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------3-------------------------|
E|-------------------------3-------------------------------------|
   G           D                        
e|-------3-----------2-------------------------------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-----------------------------------------|
G|---0-------0---2-------2---------------------------------------|
D|-------------0-------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------------------------------------|
OR
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-7\5-5-5h7-7-7-10----------------12-10-----------------------|
G|--------------------9-9-9-12-12-12----------12-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------12--------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----12-10------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12----------12-11/9-9-7-7-7h9-7-7-----------------------------|
D|----------12---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------12-12h13-12\10-10\8-8-7-8-8/10-8------------------|
G|-12-12h14------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------12---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Intro
Verse
Chorus
Intro
| /  slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note

11 comments:

Guoheng said...

Excellent! This song is my favor. Do you have tab for a solo?

Graham Choo said...

Yes! Haha... Actually the solo tabs are also shown in the blog post. They're separated by the word "OR" :)

R.D. said...

Wow! Great Christmas song! Instrumental though... More christmas songs please... Million thanks! d=)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! We're going to do this at church during the offering time. However just wanted to note that you have some misinformation in your blog. The angels did not declare the birth of Jesus to the wise men, only to the shepherds. Also, they did not worship Jesus in the manger but at his home in Bethlehem some years later. FYI.

Graham Choo said...

Thanks! I must have gotten the story of the magi and the shepherds mixed up :)

Matt said...

Very beautiful =D I took and hour and a half to learn it tonight, so hopefully I can play it for people sometime before Christmas.

Peg said...

Very generous of you to share your video and tabs.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Mommacat030 said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! I thought the Judds version was perfect but you 2 went above and beyond. Good work! me and my 14 year old son spend time together reading your tabs and trying to play it on acoustic and electric guitars.Thank you. Please post more songs. The video helped out a bunch also!

Haniel Singh | Photography said...

WOW LOVE IT !! THANKS BRO...

Anonymous said...

What is the very last chord that you end with?

This is a beautiful version of the song. Thanks for sharing.

Graham Choo said...

Hey there, thanks! The last chord is the same as the last chord of the intro. It's a "D"