Australian singles chart:
Tell It on the Mountain entered the Kent charts on 4 April 1964 and peaked at #8. It was #56 on the Top 100 of 1964.
The song is on the 1963 Peter, Paul and Mary album In the Wind which was released in Australia. No album chart statistics are available for that time.
Lyrics John W. Work Jr.
Go Tell It on the Mountain is an African-American spiritual song, compiled by John Wesley Work Jr., dating back to at least 1865, that has been sung and recorded by many gospel and secular performers. It is considered a Christmas carol as its original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus:
Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere;
go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born.
In 1963, Peter, Paul and Mary, with their musical director Milt Okun, adapted and rewrote the song as Tell It on the Mountain. Their lyrics referred to Exodus and used the phrase “Let my people go”, pointing to the civil rights struggle of the early 1960s.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Tell_It_on_the_Mountain_(song)
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