Jolly Old Saint Nicholas – Piano Tutorial, Notes, Keys, Sheet Music

Christmas song, U.S.A.

“Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” is a Christmas song originated by a poem by Emily Huntington Miller (1833-1913), published as “Lilly’s Secret” in The Little Corporal Magazine in December 1865, as the lyrics in common use closely resemble Miller’s 1865 poem. It is traditionally performed to a melody which James Lord Pierpont wrote in 1857 for the original version of “Jingle Bells”.

The song has been attributed to John Piersol McCaskey, a school principal and former Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who wrote the song in 1867. The “Johnny” mentioned in the song who wants a pair of skates is McCaskey’s late son, John, who died as a child.

On this page you can find Notes, Chords, a Printable PDF with sheet music for free Download, as well as a piano tutorial video.

How to play Jolly Old Saint Nicholas on the Piano – Easy Piano Tutorial Video

Sheet Music with chords

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Free Printable PDF with Sheet Music and Lyrics

To download a printable PDF of this song for music activities with sheet music, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, click on the button above or on the following link.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas | Free PDF download – Singing Bell

Piano Sheet Music for Beginners

An easy piano arrangement in F major with the right hand playing the melody and the left one accompanying with the bass line in half notes.

Jolly Old Saint Nicolas free easy piano sheet music 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.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas | Free PDF with easy Piano Sheet Music for Beginners

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