Picardy


                          Picardy

Liturgy of St. James                Traditional French carol
Tr. Gerard Moultrie, 1819-1885         Mandolin tablature by
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: F

Slowly.  Tempo about 108.


E--||------------------------------|
A--||--4:--------------------------|
D--||--4:--0-----2-----3-----5-----|
G--||------2-----------------------|
           |     |     |     |

          Let   all   mor - tal

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|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|
|--0-----------------5-----|--3-----------------------|
|--2-----------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |

 flesh         keep           si   -    lence,

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|--------------------------|---------------/---\------|
|--0-----0-----1-----3-----|--1-----------0-----------|
|--3-----------------------|--------------------5-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |

  And   with fear   and      trem    -    bling


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|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
|--0-----------------------|--0-----2-----3-----5-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |

  stand;                     Pon - der  noth - ing

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|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|
|--3-----------------5-----|--3-----------0-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
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  earth    -   ly            mind   -     ed,

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|--0-----0-----1-----3-----|--1-----------0-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------5-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
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  for  with  bless- ing       in          his


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|--0-----------------------|--0-----0-----5-----0-----|
|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |

  hand,                     Christ our   God   to

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|--------------------------|---/---------------\------|
|--------------------------|--------------0-----------|
|--5-----------------3-----|--0-----3-----------3-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |

  earth             de   -   scend    -


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|--------------------------|--0-----0-----5-----0-----|
|--2-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
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   |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |

 - eth,                      our  full   hom - age                             

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|--------------------------|--------------------------||
|--5-----------2-----3-----|--0-----------------------||
|--------------0-----------|--2-----------------------||
   |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |

   to          de     -     mand.

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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-4:------ Time           ------2-- Slur
-4:------ Signature      --5------
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Meter: 8.7 8.7 8.7

Most organists play this loud and try to make it awe-inspiring to the point of being oppressive. Think scary horror movie music, lots of bass. It's tough to sound majestic on the mandolin, though, so aim for "haunting."

Some churches use this tune for their communion services. You might also consider it for Advent and Christmas. There is a splendid version of this song on the Miserable Offenders' album Keepin' the Baby Awake.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Picardy".


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