The First Noel

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Words & Music: Arranged by Elvis Presley
The first Noel the angels did sing
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields as they lay
In fields fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the king of Israel

And to the Earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the king of Israel
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the king of Israel
Recorded: 1971/05/16, first released on Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas


shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2015report abuse
Elvis gives due diligence to this all-time Christmas standard but not his best yuletide effort, not even close.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 18, 2013report abuse
The organ intro makes me feel solemn, like I'm witnessing the whole despribed scene. A good Christmas song, sung with passion.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2013report abuse
Not as good as the stellar 'O Come All Ye Faithful' from the same album but certainly a track I always enjoy.
I am a real sucker for the angelic sounding choir that accompanies the song which builds into a strong finale.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2010report abuse
A lot like the two sacred Christmas songs from his first Christmas album ("Silent Night" and "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem), it is a nice and sincere rendition; but not spectacular or an album highlight. It is nicely placed on the
"Wonderful World of Christmas" LP after a great version of "O Come All Ye Faithful" and the outstanding "On A Snowy Christmas Night".

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