Go Tell It on the Mountain

This is an online fiddle lesson for the Christmas carol "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

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Genre: Gospel, Holiday
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Key of A

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Video #1: Here is a video of me performing the Christmas spiritual "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

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"Go Tell It on the Mountain" is an African-American spiritual song, compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr., dating back to at least 1865, that has been sung and recorded by many gospel and secular performers. It is considered a Christmas carol because its original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus.

In 1963, the musical team Peter, Paul and Mary, along with their musical director, Milt Okun, adapted and rewrote "Go Tell It on the Mountain" as "Tell It on the Mountain", their lyrics referring specifically to Exodus and using the phrase "Let my people go," but referring implicitly to the Civil Rights struggle of the early 1960s.

source: wikipedia

Go Tell It on the Mountain
      A         
While shepherds kept their watching
     E                A
Over silent flocks by night       
Behold throughout the heavens 
      B            E
There shone a holy light

Refrain
A
Go, tell it on the mountain
E
Over the hills and everywhere 
A
Go, tell it on the mountain
           E         A
That Jesus Christ is born

The shepherds feared and trembled
When lo! above the earth
Rang out the angels chorus 
That hailed the Savior’s birth

Refrain

Down in a lowly manger 
The humble Christ was born 
And God sent us salvation 
That blessed Christmas morn

Refrain
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    John Cockman
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    This is an online fiddle lesson for the Christmas spiritual “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

    Go Tell It on the Mountain

    #29841

    Kaeleigh
    Participant

    I expect to be able to play that intermediate break by Christmas 2035 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thank you for the lesson (and the wonderfully fast performance)

    #29842

    David B
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    Ditto  Kaeleigh !

    John, Thanks so much for the wonderful Christmas Tunes.  Norma said to be sure and thank you for sharing your beautiful Daughters with us as well.

     

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    cricket
    cricket
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    Hope I can get it by Christmas!

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    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    It isn’t a terrible break… Getting up to breakneck speed is the hard part!

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