Carol, England (U.K.)
“The Holly and the Ivy” is a traditional British Christmas carol that makes reference to two plants. These plants have been a standard of British Christmas decoration for church use since the 15th and 16th century. The version which is now popular was collected in 1909 by the English folk song collector Cecil Sharp from a woman named Mary Clayton.
On this page you can find Notes and Activities for the song, and a Printable PDF with Sheet Music for free Download. Also see a Piano Tutorial Video.
How to play The Holly And The Ivy on the Piano – Easy Piano Tutorial Video
Sheet music with chords
To save this free music sheet of “The Holly and the Ivy” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.
Free Printable PDF with Music sheet 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 or tap on the following link.
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