A Christmas TreeThis document contains information and links to sheet music for the traditional German Christmas carol named O Christmas Tree (also known as O Tannenbaum or Oh Christmas Tree).  Near the bottom of the document you will also find a list of O Christmas Tree lyrics for the many different verses and versions of this song. 

O  Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum) originates from a traditional German folk song, with lyrics added in the early 1600's by a man named Melchior Franck.   There are accounts of earlier versions of the song as well, possibly dating back to near the introduction of the Christmas Tree to western culture by Martin Luther in the early 1500's.  However, the now accepted version of the song originates from the Franck version of the German lyrics.  Due to differences in translation of the original German lyrics (O Tannenbaum) there are several different versions of the English lyrics in use today.   

Individual parts and the lyrics to the song are available for download farther down on the page.

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2Oh Christmas Tree VoiceOh Christmas Tree Voice11.44 KB363 times
3Oh Christmas Tree VoiceOh Christmas Tree Voice18.48 KB196 times
4Oh Christmas Tree TubaOh Christmas Tree Tuba10.91 KB289 times
5Oh Christmas Tree TubaOh Christmas Tree Tuba18 KB230 times
6Oh Christmas Tree TrumpetOh Christmas Tree Trumpet11.92 KB466 times
7Oh Christmas Tree TrumpetOh Christmas Tree Trumpet18.03 KB230 times
8Oh Christmas Tree Trombone BaritoneOh Christmas Tree Trombone Baritone17.98 KB208 times
9Oh Christmas Tree TromboneOh Christmas Tree Trombone10.39 KB398 times
10Oh Christmas Tree Tenor SaxophoneOh Christmas Tree Tenor Saxophone10.38 KB281 times
11Oh Christmas Tree Tenor SaxophoneOh Christmas Tree Tenor Saxophone17.98 KB179 times
12Oh Christmas Tree PercussionOh Christmas Tree Percussion10.08 KB323 times
13Oh Christmas Tree PercussionOh Christmas Tree Percussion17.9 KB188 times
14Oh Christmas Tree Horn In FOh Christmas Tree Horn In F10.6 KB313 times
15Oh Christmas Tree Horn In FOh Christmas Tree Horn In F18.01 KB193 times
16Oh Christmas Tree FluteOh Christmas Tree Flute10.47 KB427 times
17Oh Christmas Tree FluteOh Christmas Tree Flute17.98 KB223 times
18Oh Christmas Tree ClarinetOh Christmas Tree Clarinet11.93 KB498 times
19Oh Christmas Tree ClarinetOh Christmas Tree Clarinet18.02 KB209 times
20Oh Christmas Tree BellsOh Christmas Tree Bells10.55 KB296 times
21Oh Christmas Tree BellsOh Christmas Tree Bells18 KB204 times
22Oh Christmas Tree Alto SaxophoneOh Christmas Tree Alto Saxophone10.52 KB520 times
23Oh Christmas Tree Alto SaxophoneOh Christmas Tree Alto Saxophone17.99 KB224 times

 

The lyrics (words) to O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum):

O Christmas Tree O, Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright;
They're green when winter snow is white.
O, Christmas Tree, O, Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright;
They're green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!
How are thy leaves so verdant!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!
Not only in the summertime,
But even in winter is thy prime.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Much pleasure dost thou bring me!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Much pleasure dost thou bring me!
For every year the Christmas tree,
Brings to us all both joy and glee.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
Each bough doth hold its tiny light,
That makes each toy to sparkle bright.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!

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