Silent Night

in C


                        Silent Night

Joseph Mohr, 1791-1848               Franz Gruber, 1787-1863
                                       Mandolin tablature by
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998


Key: C


           Q ______
E--||-------/------\---------|--------------------|
A--||--3:-----------0--------|--------------------|
D--||--4:--5-----------5-----|--2-----------------|
G--||------------------------|--------------------|
           |        |_ |        |     |     |

          Si    -     lent    night,


   Q ______                                    
|---/------\---------|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----------0--------|--------------------|--5-----------5-----|
|--5-----------5-----|--2-----------------|--3-----------3-----|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |        |_ |        |     |     |        |     |     |

  Ho    -      ly     night,                All         is


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

  calm,                all         is      bright,


                        Q ______             Q
|--------------------|---/------\---------|--------------------|
|--0-----------0-----|--3--------2--0-----|-----------0--------|
|--3-----------3-----|--------------------|--5-----------5-----|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |     |     |        |        |_ |        |        |_ |

 Round        yon      Vir   -     gin      moth  -  er and


                                             Q        
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--0-----------0-----|--3--------2--0-----|
|--2-----------------|--3-----------3-----|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |     |     |        |     |     |        |        |_ |

 Child!                Ho     -    ly       In  -  fant, so


   Q
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----------0--------|--------------------|--5-----------5-----|
|--5-----------5-----|--2-----------------|--3-----------3-----|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |        |_ |        |     |     |        |     |     |

  ten  -  der and      mild,               Sleep        in

                           _________________
   Q                      /                 \
|--1-----------------|---/----------------|--0-----------------|
|-----------5--2-----|--3-----------------|--------------------|
|--------------0-----|--2-----------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |        |_ |        |     |     |        |     |     |

 heav  -   en-ly      peace,


     ___                Q
|---/---\------------|--------------------|
|--3-----------------|--------------------|
|--2-----5-----2-----|--5--------3--0-----|
|--------------------|--4-----------4-----|
   |     |     |        |        |_ |

 Sleep        in      heav   -  en-ly

     __________________
|---/----------------|-\------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--5-----------------|--5-----------------||
   |     |     |        |     |     |

 peace.

============================================================
==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
============================================================
                             _____                     _
---------                ---/--|--\---             ---/-\---
-4:------ Time           --/---|---\-- Tied        ------2-- Slur
-4:------ Signature      --5---|---5-- Note        --5------
---------                --4---|---4--             ---------
                           |       |                 |   |

Rhythm:
  Q = dotted quarter

Meter: Irregular

Possibly the most popular Christmas carol worldwide. This song was first performed on Christmas Eve, 1818. It was written for two voices and guitar, so it sounds nice on mandolin too.

If you want to play an intro, the last line ("Sleep in heavenly peace") works well.

I have written mandolin tablature for two different arrangements. Silent Night, in G has fewer chords but goes farther up the E string.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Silent Night", in C.


Simple Gifts Mandolin Tablature Archive | Elizabeth T. Knuth's Home Page

Comments to: eknuth@unix.csbsju.edu


Valid HTML 3.2!

Silent Night, in C / Revised 16 April 2004 / © Copyright 2004, Elizabeth T. Knuth / URL: http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~eknuth/mandotab/silentc.html