No one is sure about the composition of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. It was published with the title A Merry Christmas in 1935 and was described as a West Country Traditional Song, (meaning the south western part of England) but does not appear in any of the traditional song collections that would be likely to have included such a tune. One aspect of the lyrics is very rare: The lyrics mention the New Years holiday. With Christmas and New Years so close, one may think that more carols would combine the two. We Wish You a Merry Christmas is a favorite of Christmas carolers, going from door to door singing favorite Christmas songs for neighbors. The lyrics are a humorous way to demand treats from the home owners with the lines "give us some figgy pudding" and "bring it right here."
Learn how to play the notes of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas Ver 2" on violin for free using our animated scrolling tablature including sheet music and tab options for the easiest way to quickly learn the music. Enjoy playing along with 3 backing tracks which you can control with the track display. Use this tutorial with our tab to learn the song without having to read notes in sheet music.