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Silent Night (with RCA)


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Holiday

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RC Andrews and me from a few years ago about this time... a folk rock interpretation.

Christmas Eve 1818. In 1818 the carol "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht" was heard for the first time in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria. The congregation at that Midnight Mass in St. Nicholas Church listened as the voices of the assistant pastor, Father Joseph Mohr, and the choir director, Franz Xaver Gruber, rang through the church to the accompaniment of Father Mohr's guitar. On each of the six verses, the choir repeated the last two lines in four-part harmony. On that Christmas Eve, a song was born that would wing its way into the hearts of people throughout the world. Now translated into hundreds of languages, it is sung by untold millions every December from small chapels in the Andes to great cathedrals in Antwerp and Rome.
Though meant for a performance in a church, Silent Night was composed for guitar. That was rather unusual for those days.
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Lyrics
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ, the Savior is born
Christ, the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace
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Uploaded: Dec 13, 2009 - 06:50:41 PM
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2017 - 03:34:31 PM Last Played: Aug 31, 2017 - 06:40:12 PM
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Comments
Roxylee said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Good to hear
you and RC singing together again. Thank you for the history of this beautiful song. Hearing Rob's recitation with your singing in the background makes this special to listen to. Thank you for reposting it!
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Dadai.2 said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Hey there...

I wanted to get this back up on the site... especially since Harold has been posting his Christmas songs album in the Forums. Rob does such and outstanding job singing and reciting in this song. One of my favorite collabs.

Jack
MotherofMeursault said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Nice carol
And with Ikabod, too, no less!

Merry Christmas, Jack.


Love,

MoM
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Dadai.2 said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Who??

This is not a Halloween song! ;-)

Merry Christmas MoM.

D
Feter said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Silent Night
Thats how folk rockers do it ...right and into
the heart ....kudos !!!!
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Dadai.2 said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
You got that, Feter!

A beautiful song with heart and soul... kudos to Rob, he folk-rocks this song to a wonderful place.

Thanks for joining in... you're in my heart, bro.

Jack
awigze said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Christ the savior
Always love to hear this song and the narration is compelling. Be not afraid! For there is born to you this day a savior who is Christ the Lord.... things haven't been the same since! Wow... love the direction you took this, especially vocally, RCA vocals - very compelling. seems to be the word of the day.
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Dadai.2 said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Amen Andy...

Be not afraid! For there is born to you this day a savior who is Christ the Lord....

Are there more comforting words? I think not.

I'm glad you listened to this. I was hoping you would.

Jack
magnatone said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Silent Night
beautiful, beautiful work - thank you!
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Dadai.2 said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
maggieK....

You're sweet, gracious, and encouraging. Best to you and yours...

D
crissew said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Silent Night
Sounds like a hybrid between Elvis and Johnny Cash in some ways. Enjoyed it!
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Dadai.2 said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
One can never....

go wrong with Elvis and Johnny Cash... never! So your comments are high compliment!
Thank you.

Jack
kassia said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
soothing
i love this. johnny cash absolutely. this is so calming. wonderful.
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Dadai.2 said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
so glad you...

dropped in. Kassia, thanks for the comments... calming and soothing. Yes, indeed.

Jack
scofugate said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Jack!
Great rendition! I read the history as I listened and It goes hand and hand just as this collab!!
Great Job guys!!
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Dadai.2 said 2838 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Thanks, Scott...
the song is timeless beauty. It was a great pleasure to collab with Rob on this sacred song.

D
Monkaton said 2837 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
Good Version
Very good version. You let the song breath without a lot of extras that wouldn't have helped. Good one.

A little different than my Christmas tune.
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Dadai.2 said 2837 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Hey... thanks!
less is more in this case, I guess. Nice to hear you liked it. And I liked yours as well...

Jack
jibes said 2836 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
RCA and you!
Who can ask for more!
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Dadai.2 said 2836 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I with ya...

more than happy to have Rob join in on this one. Thanks jibes...

Jack
michael2 said 2836 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
beautiful
love the acoustic treatment. makes me want to do a christmas song.
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Dadai.2 said 2836 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Do it...

I'll be there to listen...

cheers and Merry Christmas dude...
Jack
kristyjo said 2835 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
Nice
Of course, I love the song. I like your brief history of the song, too. I lover the narration with background 'choir' It brings us back to the real meaning of the season.
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Dadai.2 said 2835 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
amen, kristyjo...

the real meaning. I'm glad this rendition worked for you. Blessings from above...

Jack
Char said 2835 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
Simply
elegant. Guitar is a nice clean backdrop to the deeply felt vocals. Wonderful recitation. Thanks.
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Dadai.2 said 2831 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
much thanks Char...
so nice to have you visit and comment on our Silent Night take...

Jack
EricHutchisonFamily said 2834 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Yes!
Very nice brother! your voices are very sweet and deep ... it's always hard to reinvent ancient songs, but you've done one of the best I've heard ... simple and chill and awesome. Merry Christmas! Thanks as well for listening to my stuff. Always appreciate it.
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Dadai.2 said 2831 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
Hey Eric...

Thanks bro... The open D inspired the approach on this one. And Rob with is scatting at the end was pure inspiration... Thanks for adding your thoughts. Always nice to know when a song strikes a good chord.

Jack
Cori Ander said 2817 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
Wonderful
This one is wonderful. Having not so good memory I don't remember if I've heard it before, but I tell you now instead, that this is a beautiful and interesting interpretation which i download. Like takes me back a couple of thousand years in time.
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