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Carol of the Bells | Free Sheet Music, Lyrics and Video

Carol of the Bells is a popular Christmas piece by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych. He composed it in 1914. Lyrics were later added by Peter J. Wilhousky.

Free Printable Sheet Music for Piano, Guitar, Flute and Oboe Solo

Check out these intermediate level sheet music arrangements of Carol of the Bells.  This fun to play favorite is sure to get the kids practicing.

Carol of the Bells for Intermediate Piano Solo

Carol of the Bells for Intermediate Guitar Solo


Carol of the Bells for Flute Solo

Carol of the Bells for Oboe Solo


Lyrics for ‘Carol of the Bells’

NBC Radio’s Peter Wilhousky  wrote the lyrics in 1936. The music reminded Wilhousky of ringing bells, which he captured in the imagery in his lyric.

Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away
Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold,
Ding dong ding dong
that is their song
with joyful ring
all caroling
One seems to hear
words of good cheer
from everywhere
filling the air
Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o’er hill and dale,
telling their tale,
Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here,
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
On on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone
to every home
Ding dong ding dong… dong!

Video for ‘Carol of the Bells’

Celtic Women deliver an exceptional performance – again! Checkout Celtic Woman – Carol of the Bells – live at the Helix Center in Dublin, Ireland.


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