Cole, Nat King - The First Noel Lyrics

The First Noel
The angels did say
Was to certain
Poor shepherds
In fields as they lay
In fields where they may
Keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night
That was so deep
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Is the King of Israel

They looked up
And saw a star
Shining in the East
Beyond them far
And to the Earth
It gave great light
And so it continued
Both day and night
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Is the King of Israel

Then entered
In those Wise men three
Full reverently
Upon their knee
And offered there
In His presence
Their gold and myrrh
And frankincense
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Is the King of Israel
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Is the King of Israel

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Cole, Nat King The First Noel Comments
  1. GIGRoundNPound

    GOD BLESS IT, but could this man sing or what?!?! BEAUTIFUL!!

  2. TampaFanatic1

    Damn great voice! This guy is Mr Christmas so Joyeux Noel everyone!!!!!

  3. Richard Brown

    The absolute perfect Christmas song ....

  4. tsinga

    I think this is the best version of this song. Smooth.

  5. Saul Martinez


  6. Aemilia Coffin PhoneTube

    Yay 42 days left

  7. Aemilia Coffin

    So beautiful

  8. Alex the Railfanning Redneck™

    Here before Nevember.

  9. Michelle Onuorah

    No one - NO ONE - does a Christmas song like Nat King Cole. His voice was incredible.

  10. Tony Di Paolo

    He is Christmas music. No one else brings me back to childhood like Nat King Cole

  11. Imani M

    As a kid this was my favorite Christmas song 🎄

    Happy Holidays 2018 everyone!

  12. מרון וורמן

    beautifful song

  13. Joseph Salvas

    Joe Salvas: great Christmas song Nat king Cole! Great job man! Great work!

  14. orlando velazquez

    What ever happened to this type of Xmas music? This is the only thing that puts me in the holiday spirit. Listening to this while watching the snow fall at night is soothing.

  15. Lizette 80


    Nicholas DiMatteo

    It sure is.

  16. Jordon Veatch

    This is my favorite version. Gives me goosebumps

  17. Nicholas DiMatteo

    nat king Cole's version of this song pitches perfect.

  18. MasterQ 19

    Wait a sec, if the shepherds "lay keeping their sheep", it wouldn't have been a "cold winter's night".

  19. Bismuth's Inferno

    kind of ironic given your sub count right now *666*

  20. Joshua Torres

    ahhh a time before pepole took christ out of chrismas

    Luis Rivera

    Um. Actually, nobody took the Christ out of Christmas. Instead they took the Yule out of Yuletide.


    I prefer to keep the Christ out of Saturnalia, but that's just me.

    Brad Meinecke

    LOl no one has taking Christ out of anything, let alone CHRISTmas : ).

  21. SHEIJUDAH's point of view

    The first Noel was in September during Yom Kippur or Feast of Tabernacles. thats when Christ was born..... or perhaps April

  22. Saxon C

    They call the Capitol Record building the house Nat built! The best male singer ever!

  23. Paul Schab

    I am going to say Nat King Cole had and still has the best male voice I have ever heard. Cole and Johnny Cash are my two favorites.

  24. Manuel Orozco

    Beautiful use of a choir! Nat had one of the most beautiful voices ever and it was passed down to her daughter Natalie

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    Manuel Orozco

    +actiondixon dixon One word I love

  26. Yovonne Arango

    I was a little Girl..first Heard..Him..WOW!..Now Old..WOW!

  27. Leo Davis


  28. Agent Wiley

    his voice gave me goosebumps 

  29. boobookittifukk

    A classic song sung by a timeless voice. Love Nat King Cole. <3

  30. MacLeonis Croatinski

    birthsday of our KING

  31. Jason Konopka

    Nat King Cole Is A BETTER ENTERTAINER THAN NICKELBACK, PADDY WACK AND CADDY SHACK. Nat King Cole's Voice is SOOTHING. Where as DICKELBACK is annoying. Anybody who listens to NICKELBACK, Please Stop and listen to something REAL. Like NAT KING COLE.

  32. Ms.Min.S.

    Thank you for the post.  I love this melody.  I love me some Mr. Nat King Cole.  There is not another voice like this. 

  33. rextony22

    beautiful song.

  34. LavenderPajamas08

    nat's voice is so amazing. so deep and baritonic but yet so soft and pleasing

  35. trez lorenz

    Nat's voice is so smooth and calming!

    Kathryn Briley

    I can listen to him 24 7 and never tire.  His voice is timeless, and he was a kind man, unlike the Divos, and Divas of today.

    Miss Kim

    He also had a kindness in his voice, on top of everything else...

  36. Elsa Gauci

    Me too.Its not fair He died so young He had so much -to give. But his life was so short. Its a pity.He had such a great velvety voice and so stupendous for Xmas Carols.

  37. json lim

    you are one.....

  38. 68corvette08

    As I hear this song, I can just see the snow falling right now.

  39. ducksurprise

    Only the good die young :(


    ducksurprise the good will find joy

  40. Kir J

    My middle name is noelle. Thanks mom. I do enjoy listening to my namesake though

  41. Ron Howard

    Listening to Christmas songs in August, come on Christmas!

  42. mary lu mansur

    What a voice - there has never been another one in the last century or so far in this century that compares to the softness or smoothness!

  43. Jeffery Jenkins

    Makes my heart swell with the Christmas spirit.

  44. Darlene Weathers

    I love this song. Nat King Cole is indeed the greatest singer of all times.


  45. ozone ozone

    this was my all time favourite christmas song when i was a kid, since then i''ve loved nat king cole

  46. Alpha Crux

    I remember listening to this when I was a little kid. I love Nat King Cole ^^