Merry Merry Christmas
Singing Round

Merry Merry Christmas singing round is a quick learn, with several points to recommend it!

  • The lyrics are unbeatable for simplicity.
  • There are lots of repeated notes.
  • It's written in the key of C - no pesky sharps or flats for unsuspecting vocalists who are pianistically challenged.
  • Oh, and it's pretty, too!
Merry Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year music

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

* Listen to an audio of the melody *

Though I sang this song as a child, I have been unable to discover it anywhere on the internet, either as sheet music or as a video!

If anyone has a clue who the author is, let me know... otherwise I will assume it is public domain (or perhaps my own elementary school music teacher, Mr. Chase, composed it!  He was a talented older man).

Update: a video contribution!

An alert choir teacher from Canada has directed me to a "practice" version of Merry Merry Christmas - just the ticket!  After several repetitions, you can hear how the actual round sounds at about one minute into the video: 

Thanks so much, Bobbi!  I know this will be helpful.

Easy to learn - tricky to combine with others!

This little round will work best with a GROUP of singers on each part, rather than just one person on each line. 

The notes are very easy, especially since there's so much repetition, but there's something about that leap of a sixth in line two that can throw a vocalist off track.  Like most rounds, the singers benefit from some supporting voices.

The link to the music:

Download Merry Merry Christmas singing round

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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of, and a newer site,

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.