Hobbies Playing Music 'The First Noel' Chords Learn Christmas Songs on Guitar Share PINTEREST Email Print SuperStock | Getty Images Playing Music Playing Guitar Tab, Chords & Lyrics Basics Tutorials Music Education Playing Piano Home Recording By Dan Cross Dan Cross is a professional guitarist and former private instructor who has experience teaching and playing various styles of music. our editorial process Dan Cross Updated July 03, 2019 Note: If the chords and lyrics below appear poorly formatted in your browser, download this PDF of "The First Noel", which is both properly formatted for printing and ad-free. Sheet Music (from lds.org) A History of the Song "The First Noel" originated in its current form from Cornwall, England, first appearing in William Sandys' 1823 songbook Carols Ancient and Modern. Popular Recordings of 'The First Noel' The Christmas Carol has become one of the standards in the genre, covered by dozens of popular artists including: Bing CrosbyFrank SinatraThe SupremesElvis PresleyNeil DiamondEric JohnsonWhitney HoustonAnnie LennoxMariah Carey The First Noel Chords Chords Used: G | D | C | Bm G D C GThe first Noel the angel did say,C Bm C D GWas to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;G D C GIn fields where they lay keeping their sheepC Bm C D GOn a cold winters night that was so deepChorus:G Bm C G DNoel, Noel, Noel, NoelC Bm C D GBorn is the King of Is-rael. Other verses:They looked up and saw a star,Shining in the East, beyond them far;And to the earth it gave good light;And so it continued both day and night.This star drew nigh to the North West,O'er Bethlehem it took its rest,And there it did stop and stay,Right over the place where Jesus lay.Then enter'd in there Wise Men threeFull rev'rently on bended knee,And offered there in His presenceTheir gold and myrrh and frankincense.