The Holly and the Ivy is an 18th century Christmas carol, but like many of the traditional songs that we sing and perform during the holiday season, the composer is unknown. The lyrics of The Holly and the Ivy are cryptic in some ways, but holly is a common Christian symbol of birth and life in the cold of winter.
Select the song image below for a printable PDF of The Holly and the Ivy or scroll down for links to many more arrangements in seven different keys in treble, bass, and alto clefs. You can also view and print the lyrics to The Holly and the Ivy. The wind, brass, and string arrangements of the carol are all in the key of concert C, so all of those instruments can play the song together.
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Tap the image of the sheet music for a full-size PDF of The Holly and the Ivy.
More keys! Select a link below for a printable PDF of The Holly and the Ivy in any of the following keys, for treble, bass, and alto clef.