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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

by Ian Date



I set myself the challenge of reharmonizing this old Christmas tune from 1760. It's a solo guitar performance. I am playing fingerstyle on acoustic guitar. I tried to keep the melody floating over the thumb and fingers underneath stating the harmony and keeping things moving in an interesting way. Let me know what you think


God rest ye, merry Gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ our Saviour
Was born upon this Day.
To save poor souls from Satan's power,
Which long time had gone astray.
Which brings tidings of comfort and joy


released December 7, 2021


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Ian Date Australia

Professional guitar player since 1975. Still going. Based in Ireland since 2002. Originally from Australia. Worked in theatre, festivals, radio, television, recording, production, publishing, soundtracks, writing.

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