Free! Print Out Sheet Music
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Free print-out sheet music for Jolly Old Saint Nicholas for beginners!   New arrangements for:

  • Elementary/early intermediate solos 
  • Guitar tabs
  • Primo and Secondo piano parts.

For a pianist with a basic knowledge of chords

Jolly Old Saint Nick piano music

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That arrangement is full of easy patterns: parallel thirds and sixths in the right hand, and a predictable broken chord pattern in the left hand.  If your students can play part 3 of Harp Ballad, they will easily be able to play this arrangement!

Easier, but still pretty:

Piano Christmas music

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The left hand whole notes in the final 2 measures allows a pianist to focus on the parallel 6ths in the melody line, which may be new to them!

An easier approach: a lead sheet

Lead sheet Jolly Old St Nick

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This lead sheet is a perfect way to introduce timid students to this song.

Guitar chords and tabs

Guitar tabs Jolly Old St Nicholas

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The beginner solo & duet arrangements

Free print out sheet music Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, written at Middle C position on the piano, with a shared-hands melody

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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is a beautiful easy Christmas song, and it makes a good "Big Sister/Little Brother" kind of piece.

Easy to listen to and to sing along with, the primo/solo part is centered around Middle C for beginners.

The Secondo, below, has a predictable pattern with a bit of variation, making it suitable for elementary students who are starting to understand chord formation.

As it is in the key of C, there are no black notes to worry about!

Duet Jolly Old Saint Nicholas for piano, a secondo part with broken chord patterns.

Kids enjoy these Christmas song lyrics, and with a gentle chord accompaniment such as the Secondo part I have written, the song makes a very pretty recital piece.

Step it up

For a more boisterous sound, try blocking the chords (turn the broken chords into solid, all-together chords) or splitting the chords in an "OOM-pah-pah-pah" four-beat pattern!

And here is the arrangement for young beginners with the occasional letter inside the notehead:

Helper note names in the note heads

Jolly Old Saint Nick sheet music for beginning note reading, with letters in the note heads.  For piano.


The links to the piano solo arrangements


Download Jolly Old Saint Nicholas with octave broken chords


Download Jolly Old St. Nick with easy small chords


Download Christmas carol lead sheet



The guitar tabs link


Download chords & tabs for the guitar arrangement




The links to the beginner piano music:


Free print out sheet music for Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Primo


Download Free Kids Sheet Music Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Secondo


Download easy piano music with letters in some of the notes



The Ray Conniff Singers version of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas has always signaled the beginning of the Christmas season to me.

This version which CLAIMS to be the Ray Conniff Singers (but ISN'T!) does sound a lot like them, and is so full of energy! 

Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church?  Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!

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Ukrainian Saint Nicholas Song  
I am looking for a Ukrainian song called O xto xto. This is played and sung on Dec 6th for St. Nicholas Day, a Ukrainian melody. My granddaughter has …

Amazing 
I am doing this at home and it is really helping me on my keyboard.

Music lover 
I love this piece because it is the perfect Christmas song! The kids LOVE it and ask me to play it on Christmas every year! :-D

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About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.