Nativity scene showing the friendly beasts

Although the words to The Friendly Beasts were penned in the 1920's by an Englishman named Robert Davis the roots of the melody date back nearly seven hundred years earlier.  The free sheet music to this song is provided for all common concert band and orchestra instruments and is arranged to be playable by young musicians, as early as their first or second year of training.

 

 

Individual sheet music parts are available farther down the page for flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, bells, violin, viola, cella, and bass as well as for single hand piano and voice. Many other pieces of free Christmas carol sheet music are available from our MusicEdMagic archives.

Video of The Friendly Beasts Christmas Carol

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Free Sheet Music To The Friendly Beasts

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Free Lyrics To The Friendly Beasts

Jesus our brother kind and good
Was humbly born in a stable of wood
And the friendly beasts around him stood
Jesus our brother kind and good

"I" said the donkey shaggy and brown
I carried his mother up hill and down
I carried him safely to Bethlehem town
"I" said the donkey shaggy and brown

And "I" said the cow all white and red
I gave him my manger for a bed
I gave him my hay for to pillow his head
"I" said the cow all white and red

"I" said the sheep with a curly horn
I have him my wool for his blanket warm
And he wore my coat on that Christmas morn
"I" said the sheep with a curly horn

"I" said the dove from the rafters high
Cooed him to sleep that he should not cry
We cooed him to sleep my love and I
"I" said the dove from the rafters high

And "I" said the camel all yellow and black
Over the desert upon my back
I brought him a gift in the wise men's pack
"I" said the camel all yellow and black

Thus every beast remembering it well
In the stable dark was so proud to tell
Of the gifts that they gave Emmanuel
The gifts that they gave Emmanuel

 

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