This bass music for Patapan is in the key of B, to play along with other string instruments. Select the image below for a printable PDF of the melody. The Patapan String Play-Along page has more versions of this song, so you can play it with bass, bass, and bass. Visit the Patapan sheet music 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, as well as print an arrangement that allows you to play along with woodwinds, brass, or recorder.
See the transposition page for explanations and charts to help you determine the appropriate key to play in when performing with instruments that are not in concert key. More Christmas songs for bass.