Patapan is a very lively, spirited French Christmas carol that was published in 1720. There are five sheet music versions of the song for piano here in the key of A minor, for beginners to more advanced players. Select one of the images or links below for a free printable PDF of the carol.
The beginner version of Patapan for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of the carol has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. The intermediate version includes the melody in the right hand, with a slightly more complicated left hand accompaniment and some harmonies, and the advanced version of Patapan has the melody in the right hand, with chords and moving lines in the left hand.
For a lead sheet with chords as well as a brief history of the carol, visit the main sheet music page for Patapan. It includes arrangements of the carol in seven different keys, with links to the song for band and string instruments and recorder. Visit the Christmas music for piano page for an explanation of the different arrangements of the carols, and sheet music for many more songs.