The composer of Ding Dong! Merrily on High is not known, but the first printed version of the melody occurs in a book of French dances from the sixteenth century. The lyrics that we sing were written by George Ratcliffe Woodward, an English composer who lived from 1848 to 1934. As the title suggests, Ding Dong! Merrily on High is about the joyful ringing of bells.
Select the song image below for a printable PDF of Ding Dong! Merrily on High. The site will soon have versions of the carol in several other keys. You can also view and print the lyrics to Ding Dong! Merrily on High.
For a countdown to Christmas, visit the How Many Days Until Christmas page. The Two Happy Bears are excited about the holiday and are eagerly counting every second!
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