There are two versions of The Holly and the Ivy for violin on this page: A slightly easier solo arrangement of The Holly and the Ivy for violin in the key of G, and a version to play along with other string and band instruments in the key of C. Select an image below for a printable PDF of the melody. The Holly and the Ivy string play-along page has more versions of this carol, so you can play it with viola, cello, and bass. The band version of The Holly and the Ivy is also in the key of C, so you can play along with woodwinds and brass instruments. If you are looking for a different key or instrumental range, the lead sheet page for The Holly and the Ivy has versions in seven different keys, in treble, bass, and alto clefs. You can also view and print the lyrics to The Holly and the Ivy.
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 violin.
The Holly and the Ivy for violin, string play-along version: