April 13, 2023

Letter Notes Piano: Once in Royal David's City - Traditional

"Once in Royal David's City" is a traditional Christmas carol that is believed to have originated in the 19th century. The carol is often sung in churches during the Christmas season and tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.

F#      A Bb-Bb  BbA-Bb-^C ^C-Bb
Once in  royal  Davids   city,

Bb      D ^F#-^D ^D-^C-Bb-A Bb
Stood a lowly   cattle   shed,

F#        A  Bb-Bb  BbA  Bb-^C ^C-Bb
Where a mother laid her Baby,

Bb ^D ^F#-^D ^D-^C-BbA Bb
In a manger for His bed.

^G-^G ^F# Bb  ^F#-^F#  ^D
Mary was that mother mild,

^G-^G    ^F#   ^D  ^D-^C-BbA Bb
Jesus Christ, her little   ~   Child.

The lyrics describe the humble surroundings of the manger where the baby Jesus was born, and the melody is solemn and reflective, with a simple yet beautiful arrangement. The opening verse of the carol is often sung as a solo by a young boy or girl, which has become a cherished tradition in many churches. "Once in Royal David's City" is a beloved and enduring Christmas carol that continues to be enjoyed by people all over the world.

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