The Friendly Beasts
Christmas Music

The Friendly Beasts Christmas music, for multiple instruments and for beginning and intermediate piano.

Download this printable Christmas song in many different keys and staffs, and guitar tab, FREE.

Here is a nicely-played performance of The Friendly Beasts by Garth Brooks

The Friendly Beasts for beginner piano

Scroll down the page to find the links to the PDFs of printable music.

Use the chord symbols to accompany your young students in this song.

Here are guitar tabs and chords for this Christmas carol, in 3 keys - and a high and low version for the key of C:

Low key of C guitar tabs for Christmas carol The Friendly Beasts

Scroll down the page to find the links to the PDFs of printable music.

I feel that the low C arrangement is especially useful, because it is an easy bunch of notes to approach those lower strings - all open or frets 2 or 3.  It is also a nice low sound for this song about animals, that could be used as a contrast for the higher C melody.

The other keys are fun as well; in the G arrangement, there are 2 places where finger 4 needs to be used.  Good practice for those little guys, and a reminder of why they need to keep working on their scales!

Here is a late elementary-early intermediate piano arrangement of this sweet Christmas music:

Piano arrangement for The Friendly Beasts

Scroll down the page to find the links to the PDFs of printable music.

Most of the measures in this piece are pretty easy, but for kids who are unacquainted with chord inversions, this song will probably be too hard to learn quickly.  

Now here are treble, bass, and viola lead sheets:

Lead sheets of The Friendly Beasts for treble instruments

The Friendly Beasts, in two keys for bass voices or instruments:

Lead sheet of The Friendly Beasts for bass clef

Scroll down the page to find the links to the PDFs of printable music.

Here is the Christmas melody and lyrics for viola:

Viola arrangements of The Friendly Beasts, for Christmas

Scroll down the page to find the links to the PDFs of printable music.


Here is a rather amazing video of Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

He metamorphizes into each of the different animals, and sounds so natural that you find yourself wondering which of the voices is his OWN voice! :



The links for the piano music PDFs:


Download Middle C arrangement of The Friendly Beasts


Download easy piano Christmas song for kids in Bb


Download easy Christmas song for kids in C


Download easy printable Christmas piano music for kids in D


Download Christmas piano music the Friendly Beasts for kids in Eb


Download piano arrangement of Christmas song in F


The guitar links:


Download guitar tab in the key of A


Download tablature and chords in the key of C, high


Download tablature and chords in the key of C, low


Download Christmas guitar tab in the key of G


The lead sheet links:


Download lead sheet arrangement of Christmas song in Bb


Download Christmas lead sheet song in C


Download lead sheet in D


Download Christmas song in F


Download Christmas music for kids in G


The links to the bass clef lead sheets:


Download lead sheet for bass clef in C


Download lead sheet for bass voices and instruments in G


The links to the viola clef leads:


Download Christmas lyrics and melody for viola in C


Download Christmas song for kids in D


Download holiday music for kids in G








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