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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas sheet music

The composer of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is not known, although it is often attributed to Benjamin Hanby, who wrote the popular carol Up On the Housetop. The lyrics express the Christmas wishes of a youngster who is speaking to St. Nicholas. There are several different versions of the text, but the most common one we know today concludes with the singer letting Santa Claus know that he can choose the present, because Santa “will know the best.”



Select the song image below for a printable PDF of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Scroll down further for versions of Jolly Old St. Nicholas in many different keys, in treble, bass, and alto clefs. The carol is also arranged so that woodwinds and brass can all play it together, and string instruments can play it together. You can also view and print the lyrics to Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.

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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas sheet music

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More keys! Select a link below for a printable PDF of Jolly Old St. Nicholas in any of the following keys, for treble, bass, and alto clef.

Jolly Old St. Nicholas for band instruments
Jolly Old St. Nicholas for string instruments

Treble Clef Versions of Jolly Old St. Nicholas:

In the key of A
In the key of B flat
In the key of C (higher version)
In the key of C (lower version)
In the key of D (higher version)
In the key of D (lower version)
In the key of E flat (higher version)
In the key of E flat (lower version)
In the key of F (higher version)
In the key of F (lower version)
In the key of G

Bass Clef Versions of Jolly Old St. Nicholas:

In the key of A (higher version)
In the key of A (lower version)
In the key of B flat
In the key of C
In the key of D
In the key of E flat
In the key of F
In the key of G

Alto Clef Versions of Jolly Old St. Nicholas:

In the key of A
In the key of B flat
In the key of C
In the key of D
In the key of E flat
In the key of F
In the key of G



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Table of Contents for the Christmas Song Lead Sheets:

Angels We Have Heard on High
Auld Lang Syne
Away In a Manger
Deck the Hall
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
In Dulci Jubilo
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells (short easy version)
Jingle Bells (full version)
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Joy to the World
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agréable
Silent Night
Toyland
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Up on the Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This?

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