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, as well as a Piano Tutorial Video.
Table of Contents
- How to play We Wish You A Merry Christmas on the Piano – Easy Piano Tutorial Video
- Sheet music with chords
- Free Printable PDF with Sheet Music and Lyrics
- Piano Sheet Music for Beginners
- Free Printable PDF with Easy Piano Sheet Music
- Teaching ideas
How to play We Wish You A Merry Christmas on the Piano – Easy Piano Tutorial Video
Sheet music with chords
To save this free music sheet of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.
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.
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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