Good King Wenceslas (Chromatic)

John Mason Neale

Рождественские Хроматическая Для начинающих
Неопределен G Неопределено
Key of G  Range: D4 to D5
Yet another rendition of this wonderful song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcQYsujAVC0
(the final verse has better clarity)

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Good King Win-ces-las looked out, 
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on the Feast of  Stephen,
 3    3   3   -3   3    3 -1
When the snow lay round a-bout,
 2   -1   2    -2* 3  3
deep and crisp and ev-en;
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Brightly shone the moon that night,
 2   -1   2    -2*  3  3
tho' the frost was cru-el,
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When a poor man came in sight,
-5    4    -4  -3  3 4  3
Gath-'ring win-ter fu - el.

 3    3    3    -3   3    3  -1
"Hith-er, page, and stand by me,
2  -1   2       -2* 3  3
if thou know'st it, telling,
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Yonder peasant, who is he? 
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Where and what his dwelling?"
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"Sire, he lives a good league hence, 
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Un-der-neath the mountain;
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Right a-gainst the forest fence, 
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by Saint Ag-nes’ fountain."

 3     3   3     -3  3     3  -1
"Bring me flesh, and bring me wine, 
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bring me pine logs hither:
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Thou and I will see him dine, 
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when we bear them thither."

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Page and monarch, forth they went, 
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forth they went to-geth-er;
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Through the rude wind's wild la-ment 
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and the bit-ter we-a-ther.

 3     3   3     -3 3  3   -1
"Sire, the night is darker now, 
 2  -1   2   -2*   3    3
and the wind blows stronger;
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Fails my heart, I know not how; 
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I can go no  longer."
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"Mark my footsteps, good my page. 
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Tread thou in them boldly
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Thou shalt find the winter's rage 
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freeze thy blood less cold-ly."

3   3  3 -3     3     3  -1
In his master's steps he trod, 
 2    -1  2    -2* 3  3
where the snow lay dinted;
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Heat was in the ve-ry sod 
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which the saint had printed.
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Therefore, Christian men, be sure, 
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wealth or rank pos-ses-sing,
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Ye who now will bless the poor, 
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shall yourselves find bless-ing.

A little history:
"Good King Wenceslas" is a popular Christmas carol about a king who
goes out to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Stephen (the
second day of Christmas, December 26). During the journey, his page is
about to give up the struggle against the cold weather, but is enabled
to continue by the heat miraculously emanating from the king's
footprints in the snow. The legend is based on the life of the
historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907–935), known in the
Czech language as Svatý Václav.
For more history, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_King_Wenceslas

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