- Complete with all the "Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-rias!"
This song is definitely in the public domain. Like most Christmas carols, it has been published many, many times. I have tried to stick with the form as printed in the green, LDS hymnal, where it is #203. There are many other, equally pretty guitar versions, though I don’t know of any that have been published in tablature as free downloads.
The study guide is completely my own creation, as it only applies to my version of the song. There are a few typographical errors in the study notes, but no serious ones. My apologies. Technical difficulties prevent me from easily correcting them in time for you to learn the song for Christmas. It generally takes me at least a week or two of practice before I am willing to perform a song for any audience, even my family. I assume my readers also need time to practice. You may be more talented. Nevertheless, I may not post many more Christmas carols this season.
Since writing this tab four years ago, I have decided I prefer to begin the first measure of each of the first two lines with a quick strum of the full C chord: x32010, in place of the pinch shown in the tab, and end the song by substituting for the final measure: