Up On The Housetop- Free Sheet Music and Lyrics

Christmas Ornament on a Christmas Tree CloseupUp On The Housetop was composed in the 1860's by Benjamin Handy.  Free sheet music and lyrics for this traditional Christmas carol are available in both Sibelius and PDF formats.  All traditional concert band instrument parts are included:  flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, bells, and also for voice including the lyrics.

 

Up On The Housetop is one of several secular Christmas carols written in the late 1800's.  Written around the same time period as Jingle Bells (One Horse Open Sleigh), Up On The Housetop is available here in many different formats.  You can listen to the full score arrangement of this song by clicking on the play buttin in the Scorch window below.  You can also transpose the music into any key you wish.  Individual parts are available as well for all common concert band instruments.

The full score below is provided for reference.  Individual parts and the lyrics to the song are available for download farther down on the page.

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3Up On The Housetop TubaUp On The Housetop Tuba (Details) (View)8.72 kB1168 times
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7Up On The Housetop TromboneUp On The Housetop Trombone (Details) (View)8.56 kB1996 times
8Up On The Housetop TromboneUp On The Housetop Trombone (Details) (View)18.05 kB684 times
9Up On The Housetop Tenor SaxophoneUp On The Housetop Tenor Saxophone (Details) (View)8.65 kB1098 times
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11Up On The Housetop PercussionUp On The Housetop Percussion (Details) (View)8.53 kB1129 times
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17Up On The Housetop FluteUp On The Housetop Flute (Details) (View)8.66 kB2770 times
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21Up On The Housetop BellsUp On The Housetop Bells (Details) (View)8.74 kB954 times
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23Up On The Housetop Alto SaxophoneUp On The Housetop Alto Saxophone (Details) (View)8.7 kB1230 times
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The lyrics (words) to Up On The Housetop:

Up on the housetop reindeer pause,
Out jumps good old Santa Claus.
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys,
All for the little ones, Christmas joys.

Chorus
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go.
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go!
Up on the housetop, click, click, click.
Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick.

First comes the stocking of little Nell;
Oh, dear Santa, fill it well;
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries,
One that will open and shut her eyes. 

Next comes the stocking of little Will
Oh, just see what a glorious fill
Here is a hammer, And lots of tacks
Also a ball, And a whip that cracks. 

 

About The Author
Chad Criswell

Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.


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