Silent Night chords

by Casting Crowns

Silent Night Composer: Franz Gruber
Lyrics: Joseph Mohr (1816) - Translated to English by John Freeman Young.
Original Published Key: B♭ Major (2 flats - B♭, E♭)
Featured Artists: Casting Crowns from the album Peace On Earth
Music: Key of B♭ Major in 3/4 time at ~ 78 bpm (♩)
Chords: B♭, B♭sus2, E♭, E♭sus2, F7, Gm
Easier - Capo on 1st fret: Play in A Major
Chords with Capo: A, Asus2, D, Dsus2, E7, F#m
Casting Crowns

Silent Night by Casting Crowns

Capo on 1st fret if playing with video

Intro: 3/4 ||:   Asus2   :|| x8

   Asus2
1. Si-lent night___ Ho-ly night___ 
   E7             Asus2
   All is calm___ All is bright
   Dsus2                Asus2
   Round yon Vir-gin___ Mo-ther and Child
   Dsus2            Asus2
   Ho-ly In-fant so ten-der and mild
    E7                  F#m
   Sleep in hea-ven-ly peace
     A      E7        |  A  |  %  |  %  |  %  |
   Sleep in hea-ven-ly peace

   
   A                                                       
2. Si-lent night___ Ho-ly night
    E7                 A
   Shep-herds quake___ At the sight
    D                    A
   Glor-ies stream from hea-ven a-far
    D                    A
   Hea-ve-nly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia
     E7                   F#m
   Christ the Sav-iour is born      
     A        E7          (A)
   Christ the Sav-iour is born


Instr: ||  A  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  E7  |  %  |  A  |  %  ||
        (born)

    D                A
** With the an-gels let us sing 
    D           A
   Hal-le-lu-ja to the King
     E7                   F#m
   Christ the Sav-iour is born
     A        E7         |  A  | % | % | % | Asus2  |... repeat and fade
   Christ the Sav-iour is  born

A Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Fingers/Notes 
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: play open
x: don't play string
(4): Optional Note - If you don't play the optional note, do play the string

 Right Handed Chord Tabs
           A                Asus2                D                Dsus2               E7                 F#m
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|(4)|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4

 Left Handed Chord Tabs   
          A                Asus2                D                Dsus2               E7                 F#m
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |(4)|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2  Frets

Notes

The song is in the key of B♭ Major which requires a few testing barre chords, so we place the capo and play in A Major which is a much easier key...there is an F#m, but it is an easy barre chord.

If you are playing in the original key of B♭ Major, the transopsition is as follows:

Key: A Major A Asus2 D Dsus2 E7 F#m
Key: B♭Major B♭ B♭sus2 E♭ E♭sus2 F7 Gm

There are a lot of sus2 chords being played in this version, so I have added the sus2 chords in the first verse and not during the remaining verses, but play them if you like... they sound great. I didn't add them in the other verses, just in case you want to play on your own without the backing music. That way you have an idea of what the chord structure would normally be like if you were playing solo.

If you are a beginner, you will find the sus2 chords very easy to play, but you don't have to play them. If you don't know how to play an F#m chord, just play an A chord here... it still sounds fine.

Remember you are in 3/4 time which means 3 quarter-note/crotchet beats per bar.

The simile mark % means you repeat the previous bar, therefore | A | % | % | % | means you play the 'A' chord for 4 bars in total . In the Intro, the Asus2 is played for 8 bars in total.

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