The First Noel chords

Christmas Carol ft. Boney M

The First Noel Music & Lyrics: Traditional       Original Key: D Major
Featured Artist: Boney M from the album Christmas With Boney M
Music: Key of C Major in 3/4 time at 90 bpm (♩)
Song Chords: Am, G, G7, F, C, Dm
Boney M

The First Noel by Boney M

Intro: 3/4 || Am  G7  F  | C  F  Dm  | C  /  G7  |  C  ||

         C      G          F           C
1. The first No-el___ The ang-els did say
           F              C             G7            C
   Was to cer-tain poor sheph-erds in fields as they lay
        C           G7          F               C
   In fields where they___ Lay keep-ing their sheep
         F               C        G7      C
   On a cold win-ter's night that was so deep

            C     G        F     C
Refrain: No-el No-el___ No-el No-el
          Am          C      G7    C
         Born is the King of Is-ra-el

Instr: | Am  G7  F  | C  F  Dm  | C  / G7  | C  |

         C      G          F     C
2. They look-ed up___ And saw a star
            F       C        G7        C
   Shin-ing in the east  be-yond them far
       C       G7          F           C
   And to the earth___ It gave great light
       F          C           G7        C
   And so it con-tin-ued both day and night

            C     G        F     C
Refrain: No-el No-el___ No-el No-el
          Am          C      G7    C
         Born is the King of Is-ra-el

Instr: | Am  G7  F  | C  F  Dm  | C  / G7  | C  |

         C      G          F           C
3. The first No-el___ The ang-els did say
           F              C             G7            C
   Was to cer-tain poor sheph-erds in fields as they lay
        C           G7          F               C
   In fields where they___ Lay keep-ing their sheep
         F               C        G7      C
   On a cold win-ter's night that was so deep

            C     G        F     C
Refrain: No-el No-el___ No-el No-el
          Am          C      G7    C
         Born is the King of Is-ra-el
                                                          Hold 
Outro: || Am  G7  F  | C  F  Dm  | C  / G7  |  %  |  %  |  C  ||

C 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

Right-Handed Chord Tabs  
          Am                 G7                  F              F (Barre)
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-3-|     E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

           C                 Dm                  G
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-2-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          Am                 G7                  F              F (Barre)
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets      

          C                 Dm                  G
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-3-|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-2-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets

Notes

I have kept the chords during the verses and choruses to a minimum so that beginners can play along. If you want, you can play the 4 bar intro over the second line of each Refrain or Chorus.

The simile mark, % means you repeat the previous bar, therefore | G | % | % | means 3 bars of G major in total.

Fermata    The fermata or pause symbol -   In this case, simply strum the chord and hold... let it ring out naturally.

If you are playing solo, you don't have to play the 4 bars of intro at the start of the song and between verses, and you don't have to play the outro... you may just want to end on a C chord. The choice is yours.

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