Carol, England (UK).
“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” is a traditional English 16th century carol. It is also the only one amongst traditional holiday carols that makes a reference to the celebration of the New Year. This carol is listed as numbers 230 and 9681 in the Roud Folk Song Index.
Arthur Warrell, Director of Music at the University of Bristol, arranged the tune for his choir. They performed it in a Christmas concert on 1935. Since then the carol gained vast popularity.
On this page you can find Notes and Activities for the song, and a Printable PDF with Sheet Music for free Download, Guitar Chords and Tabs to help you play the song, as well as a Piano Tutorial Video.
Easy Piano Tutorial Video
Click on the button to watch a sing-along video and download an instrumental mp3 of this song for free.
Click on the button to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.
Sheet music with chords
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Free Printable PDF with Sheet Music and Lyrics
To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song for music activities with a music sheet, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, click on the button above or on the following link.
Piano Sheet Music for Beginners
Free Printable PDF with Easy Piano Sheet Music
To download a printable PDF of this song with easy piano sheet music for beginners, click on the button above or on the following link.
Guitar Chords and Tabs
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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords
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Click on the button to watch a glockenspiel / xylophone tutorial video and download a free printable PDF file with glockenspiel / xylophone Music Sheet and Note Chart of this song.
We could use the beginning of the song as a memory-tip to teach and remember the interval of the perfect 4th. This interval appears three times at the first three phrases.
After they have learned the song well, ask the kids to sing it from a different pitch that you give them every time. At the end, they could have sung it several times…
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