Little is known about the history of the Christmas carol, The Holly and the Ivy. Like many carols, we do not know the name of the composer, but the song was probably written in the eighteenth century. There are three sheet music versions of the song for piano here in the key of G, for beginners to more advanced players. Visit soon for more arrangements. The beginner version of The Holly and the Ivy for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version of The Holly and the Ivy for piano splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of The Holly and the Ivy for piano has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. Select one of the images below for a free printable PDF of the carol.
For a lead sheet with chords, visit the main sheet music page for The Holly and the Ivy. It includes arrangements of the carol in seven different keys, as well as links to the song for band and string instruments and recorder. The lyrics to The Holly and the Ivy are also available. Visit the Christmas music for piano page for an explanation of the different arrangements of the carols, as well as sheet music for many more songs.