Dolly’s Rendition

Dolly Parton celebrates Christmas by giving us a beautiful rendition of the great Christmas song “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

In 1990, Parton sang the song for her Christmas album “Home for Christmas.” It is here that she sings our favorite classical Christmas medleys and carols for our entertainment. It peaked at number 74 in the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums.

The track listing for the album goes:

  1. “First Noel”
  2. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
  3. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
  4. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
  5. “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
  6. “The Little Drummer Boy”
  7. “We Three Kings”
  8. “Jingle Bells” (appears as #1 in some editions)
  9. “O Little Town Of Bethlehem”
  10. “Joy to the World”

Listen to Dolly’s amazing rendition here! She absolutely slayed this rendition! Dolly really embodies the spirit of Christmas in her rendition. It is here where she puts on her iconic Dolly country twist and is proud of it. The choir is a nice touch too!

Go Tell It on the Mountain

The song “Go Tell It on the Mountain” first started as an African-American spiritual song. It was compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr. And it dates back to at least the late 18th hundreds. It has been sung and recorded by many gospel and secular performers.

As of right now, it is considered a Christmas carol because the original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus. It is indicated in the lyrics below:

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Our Jesus Christ is born
When I was a seeker
I sought both night and day
I asked the Lord to help me
And he showed me the way
Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Our Jesus Christ is born
He made me a watchman
Upon a city wall
And if I am a Christian
I am the least of all
Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Our Jesus Christ is born
It is a great callback to the true spirit of the holidays: the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We should remember that it is through Him that we are saved. And that the joy that we celebrate this holiday season is because He has come to our world once again.