There are two versions of I Saw Three Ships for alto saxophone on this page: A slightly easier solo arrangement of I Saw Three Ships for alto saxophone in the key of C (concert E flat), and a version to play along with other band instruments in the key of A (concert C). Select an image below for a printable PDF of the melody. The I Saw Three Ships band play-along page has more versions of this song, so you can play it with other woodwind and brass instruments. The string arrangement of the carol is also in the key of C, so you can play it with violin, viola, cello, and bass. Visit the I Saw Three Ships lead sheet page which features the carol in seven different keys. On that page you can find an instrumental range or key that is more suitable for you, or print an arrangement that allows you to play along with other instruments.
New! - Play this song along with piano! I Saw Three Ships piano accompaniment parts are now available to accompany all instruments and singers, in free, printable PDF format.
Play 25 Christmas carols written specifically for two saxophones in the same key with the Christmas Saxophone Duet Book.
I Saw Three Ships for alto saxophone, band play-along version: