This viola arrangement of Jolly Old St. Nicholas is in the key of C. Select the image below for a printable PDF of the melody. The Jolly Old St. Nicholas string play-along page has more versions of this carol, so you can play it with violin, cello, and bass. For arrangements of the carol in other keys and to play along with winds and brass, visit the lead sheet page for Jolly Old St. Nicholas, which has versions in seven different keys, in treble, bass, and alto clefs. You can also view and print the lyrics to Jolly Old St. Nicholas.
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 viola.