THE FIRST NOEL
   Words: Traditional English Carol
   Tune: The First Noel, from Sandy's Christmas Carols, 1833

  (Capo 2 to play in key of D  key of C is high enough, IMHO)

   G7   C     Am    G     G7    C   G   F     C
1  The  first no  - el    the   an -gel did   say
2  They look -ed    up    and   sa--aw  a     star 
3  And  by    the   light of    tha-at  same  star,
4  This star  drew  nigh  to    the-e   north-west,
5  Then en  - tered in    those wi--ise men   three
6  Then let   us    all   with  o---one ac  - cord

   G7      C       G9   C    F     G7     C         G7    C
1  Was to  certain poor shep-herds in     fields as they  lay
2  Shining in      the  ea---east  be  -  yond      them  far;
3  Three   wise    men  ca---ame   from a coun   -  try   far;
4  Over    Beth  - le - he---em    it     took      its   rest
5  Full    reve  - rent-ly---y     u   -  pon       their knee,
6  Sing    prais - es   to---o     our    heaven  - ly    Lord

   G7   C      Am    G      G7   C    G     F     C
1  In   fields where they   lay  keep-ing   their sheep
2  And  to     the   earth  it   ga---ave   great light,
3  To   seek   for a king   was  thei-eir   in  - tent
4  And  there  it    did    both sto--op    and   stay
5  And  of  -  fered there  in   Hi---is    pre - sence
6  That hath   made  heaven and  e----earth of    naught

   G7     C        G9    C---F    G7    C     G7   C
1  On a   cold win-ter's ni--ight that  was   so   deep
2  And    so  it   con - tin-ued  both  day   and  night.
3  And to follow   the   sta-ar   wher -ever  it   went.
4  Right  over     the   pla-ace  where Je  - sus  lay.
5  Their  gold     and   my--yrrh and   frank-in - cense.
6  And    with     His   blo-ood  man - kind  hath bought.

Refrain:
   G7 C  Am Em  C  F     C--G
   No-el no-el! No-el no-el!

   Am   G   F   C--F   G7 C  G7 C
   Born is  the Ki-ing of Is-ra-el

Unusual Chords:
G9: 320203


Chords by Rich DeRuiter (rich@guitarhymns.com)

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