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Coventry Carol

The “Coventry Carol” is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. Loreena McKennitt’s version is my favorite and you can find my arrangement of her performance here.

I love the sound of voices forming one single chord. My inspiration was various baroque choirs performing this and many other traditional English Christmas carols.

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The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 2 pages. I recommend it for intermediate guitar players and up. While I try to create with the minimum effective notes, I feel this is best suited for slightly experienced guitar players. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

The guitar tab is two pages long and beautifully written.

My song structure looks like this in accordance with the guitar tab:

Intro, Verse 1, Verse 2

Intro, Verse 1, Verse 2.

**Coventry Carol – Evan Handyside | fingerstyle guitar

Coventry Carol is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 2nd fret. Although, you can play it sans-capo, or in any fretboard position you’d like.