Ding Dong! Merrily on High has an interesting history. Its melody was taken from a sixteenth century French dance, and the lyrics were written in the 1800s by the English composer George Ratcliffe Woodward. There are five sheet music versions of Ding Dong! Merrily on High for piano here in the key of C, for beginners to more advanced players. The beginner version of Ding Dong! Merrily on High for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version of Ding Dong! Merrily on High for piano splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of Ding Dong! Merrily on High for piano has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. Ding Dong! Merrily on High for piano intermediate version 4 has a harmonized accompaniment. Ding Dong! Merrily on High for piano advanced version 5 features a more complex arrangement with harmony and moving notes in the left hand. Select one of the images below for a free printable PDF of the carol.
For a lead sheet with chords, visit the main sheet music page for Ding Dong! Merrily on High. It includes arrangements of the carol in seven different keys, as well as links to the song for band and string instruments and recorder. The lyrics to Ding Dong! Merrily on High are also available. Visit the Christmas music for piano page for an explanation of the different arrangements of the carols, as well as sheet music for many more songs.
New! - Play this song along with instrumentalists and singers! Ding Dong! Merrily on High piano accompaniment parts are now available to accompany all instruments and singers, in free, printable PDF format.