Go, tell it on the mountain (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2009-08-07)   CPDL #19657:   
Editor: Carl Grainger (submitted 2009-06-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Arranger: Carl Grainger
  • CPDL #05403:  Network.png
Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2003-08-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Listed under "Traditional Popular Folk Spiritual". Arr. Pietro Mussino.
  • CPDL #01693:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Score information: Unknown   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: arr. Harry T. Burleigh, further arr. Christopher R. Baker.
  • CPDL #00578:      (MusiXTex)
Editor: Andre van Ryckeghem (submitted 1999-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: MusiXTex file is zipped. Includes soprano solo.

General Information

Title: Go, tell it on the mountain
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSpiritual

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Refrain:
Go, tell it on the mountains, over the hills and ev'rywhere.
Go, tell it on the mountains that Jesus Christ is born.

1.
While shepherds kept their watching o'er silent flocks by night,
Behold, throughout the heavens there shone a holy light.
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2.
The shepherds feared and trembled when lo, above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus, that hailed our Saviour's birth!
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3.
Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born,
and brought us God's salvation. That blessed Christmas morn.
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Italian.png Italian translation

Refrain:
Va' dillo alle montagne!Ditto alle genti d'ogni terra,
Va' dillo alle montagne! Ch'è nato il Salvator

1.
Pastori che restate, sui monti a vigilar,
la Luce voi vedete, la stella di Gesù
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2.
In una mangiatoia un bimbo aspetterà,
che l'uomo ancor ritrovi la strada dell'amor.
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3.
Se il nostro canto è immenso, pastore non tremar,
noi Angeli cantiamo, è nato il Salvator.
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