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Go Tell It On The Mountain


Go Tell It On The Mountain

  • Vocal mp3 download
  • Lyric Sheet PDF download


Time Signature: 4/4                       Key: D Major

Go Tell It On The Mountain is an African – American spiritual song, compiled by John Wesley Work Jr., dating back to at least 1865.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Work, the son of a church choir director in Nashville, was the first person to write down, collect and publish African – American spirituals.

Up until then, they were passed down verbally, from one generation to another. Go Tell It On The Mountain is considered a Christmas Carol, as it’s original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus.

Melodically, the song is mostly pentatonic, with a couple of notes that are exceptions. In the Chorus, the solfege m mrd l, s, d  is repeated for the lyrics, “Go tell it on the mountain”.

In other words, the repeated melody is a straight run down the pentatonic scale.

This African – American song is a traditional Gospel song. It is a great song for teaching and reinforcing the 4/4 beat with it’s accent on the first and third beats.

Learning about body percussion, with different actions for the first and third beat, would be a good use of this gospel song. After keeping the beat is mastered, children could transfer to untuned percussion instruments with simple emphasis on the accented beats.

Teaching Points:  beat, accent, traditional African – American Spiritual song, traditional Christmas song.


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  • Vocal mp3
  • Lyric Sheet

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Single Song Pack

Go Tell It On The Mountain is also available as a SINGLE SONG PACK with the following contents:

  • Vocal mp3
  • Instrumental mp3
  • Instrumental with melody mp3
  • Lyric Sheet PDF
  • Colored Poster PDF
  • Coloring Sheet PDF
  • Sheet Music PDF

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