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Fortnite Christmas Piano Sheet Music

Want to play the Christmas piano sheet music featured in Fortnite? Below are links to printable arrangements Christmas carols featured in the game. I’ll also include the lyrics if your family and friends would like to sing along.

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Jingle Bells | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Twelve Days of Christmas for Easy Piano

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Lyrics for Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Lyrics for Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Subsequent verses for Twelve Days of Christmas are as follows:
4 calling birds
5 gold rings
6 geese a-laying
7 swans a-swimming
8 maids a-milking
9 ladies dancing
10 lords a-leaping
11 pipers piping
12 drummers drumming

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Fortnite is an action building game using the Unreal Engine 4 from game publisher, Epic Games. You and your friends guide a group of Heroes to claim and rebuild a homeland that has been destroyed by the darkness only known as “The Storm.”

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My Favorite Things (Sound of Music) | Easy Piano Sheet Music

My Favorite Things is a show tune performed by the character Maria in Rogers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music (1959).

The song is quite popular that it finished at number 64 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Songs. Numerous stage productions have been made of the musical but the most notable one was of a 1965 film adaptation of the musical where actress Julie Andrews sang the song during a scene in her bedroom where she was surrounded by kids listening to her sing.

In the original Broadway musical, the song was sung in Mother Abbess’ office just before she sends Maria off to become a governess to Captain Von Trapp’s children. However, the film’s screenwriter Ernest Lehman made a shift in the film adaptation and ended up with “My Favorite Things” being played in the now iconic thunderstorm scene. It replaced the “The Lonely Goatherd” in the scene, which became a precedent for other productions to do the same as well.

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About the Composer of My Favorite Things

The song was written by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, collectively known as the Rogers and Hammerstein duo. Rogers was a renowned American composer and was considered the most significant composer of the 20th century. With over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals, he was the first person to win an EGOT, which stands for an Emmy, Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award. He also received a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only two people to receive all five awards.

Oscar Hammerstein II was an American theater director and producer. He also had his fair share of accomplishments with eight (8) Tony Awards and two (2) Academy Awards for Best Original Songs under his name. Rodgers and Hammerstein started collaborating when Rodger’s previous partner Lorenz Hart began having health problems. The duo’s first ever work was the groundbreaking musical titled Oklahoma! (1943). The team then went on to produce four more hits which were later on made into film adaptations. These include Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959).

With the duo’s collaboration, they were able to earn a total of 35 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, two Grammy, and two Emmy Awards.

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Boil Them Cabbage Down (Bile That Cabbage Down | Easy Piano Sheet Music (PDF)

Boil Them Cabbage Down is a classic American folk song played with a fiddle. Also known as Bile ‘Em Cabbage Down as the word “bile” is a phonetic writing of the word “boil”, the song has been played and sung throughout the South. According to Ralph Rinzler, the song can be traced back to an early English country dance titled “Smiling Polly”, which was first printed in 1765.

Some historians, like that of Alan Lomax, say that the origins of this song can be traced back to when African slaves from Niger were brought to the southern states. He also described the song as, “a negro reel tune which has become universally popular among white square dance musicians.” This theory is supported by the fact that the tune is played with a fiddle and it was believed that Africans in Niger used primitive instruments that resembled the fiddle, guitar, and banjo. Thus, the song has a combination of banjo and fiddle, which are African and European musical elements.

The song is about a hoecake, which is a thin, flat cake made from cornmeal and is baked over a fire on the blade of a hoe. It was very popular that several artists have notable versions of the song. Uncle Dave Macon, a Tennessee banjoist and entertainer, recorded one of the first versions of the song in 1924. Clayton McMichen also used this song and put together a virtuoso version of it to use as a piece for various major fiddle competitions. The popularity of the song can be attested by the various versions of the tune and the lyrics that have been made and were sung in square dances, frolics, and back porch sessions.

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Boil Them Cabbage Down (Bile Them Cabbage Down) Lyrics

Went up on the mountain,
And I give my horn a blow,
Thought I heard my true love say,
“Yonder comes my beau!”

Bile dat cabbage down,
Bake dat hoe-cake brown,
Craziest song I ever heard,
Bile dat cabbage down.

Took my gal to the blacksmith shop,
To have her mouth made small,
She turned around a time or two,
And swallowed shop and all.

Bile dat cabbage down,
Bake dat hoe-cake brown,
Craziest song I ever heard,
Bile dat cabbage down.

Possum in a ‘simmon tree,
Raccoon on the ground,
Raccoon says, “You son-of-a-gun,
Shake some ‘simmons down!”

Bile dat cabbage down,
Bake dat hoe-cake brown,
Craziest song I ever heard,
Bile dat cabbage down.

Someone stole my hunting dog,
Wish they’d bring him back,
He chased the big hogs through the fence,
And the little ones through the crack.

Bile dat cabbage down,
Bake dat hoe-cake brown,
Craziest song I ever heard,
Bile dat cabbage down.

Met a possum in the road,
Blind as he could be,
Jumped the fence and whipped my dog,
And bristled up at me.

Bile dat cabbage down,
Bake dat hoe-cake brown,
Craziest song I ever heard,
Bile dat cabbage down.

Once I had an old gray mule,
His name was Simon Slick,
He’d roll his eyes and back his ears,
And how that mule would kick!

Bile dat cabbage down,
Bake dat hoe-cake brown,
Craziest song I ever heard,
Bile dat cabbage down.

There’s gold up in them there hills,
I know it for the truth,
For my gal fell up there,
And lost her new front tooth.

Bile dat cabbage down,
Bake dat hoe-cake brown,
Craziest song I ever heard,
Bile dat cabbage down.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Easy Piano Sheet Music

The song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas was first performed by Judy Garland as her character Esther in the 1944 musical film Meet Me in St. Louis. The film follows the life of the Smith family over the course of a year from the Spring of 1903 up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (also known as the St. Louis World’s Fair) in April 1904. In the story, Esther (Garland) sings the song to her younger sister Tootie on Christmas Eve to try and cheer her up after they heard the devastating news from their father that they’ll be leaving their beloved hometown of St. Louis and moving to New York because of a job promotion.

The musical score for this song and many of the other songs in the movie were provided by American musical theater and film composer, vocal coach and playwright Hugh Martin while the lyrics were first credited to American composer and lyricist Ralph Blane. However, in later years there was some controversy surrounding the said songwriting collaboration. Martin, in his autobiography Hugh Martin – The Boy Next Door, revealed that all of the music and lyrics were solely written by him without any contribution from Blane.

Martin was said to have written the first draft of the lyrics while he was staying for a vacation in the house which was originally meant to be a honeymoon cottage that his father designed for his mother. Some of the lines written by Martin were changed, however, prior to filming because Garland along with her director Vincente Minnelli and co-star Tom Drake felt that the entire song felt too depressing. Some of the revisions that were made include taking the line “It may be your last / Next year we may all be living in the past” and turning it into something more positive and hopeful like “Let your heart be light / Next year all our troubles will be out of sight”.

Over time, the song became a Christmas season standard all over the world, especially in English-speaking countries. Garland released the song as a single through Decca Records and became a big hit, especially among soldiers who were serving in World War II. Frank Sinatra also included the song in his 1957 album A Jolly Christmas, with a few more alterations to the lyrics to make it sound more upbeat and festive. Aside from Sinatra, other notable artists who have sung their own cover of the song include Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, The Pretenders, Luther Vandross, James Taylor and (more recently) Sam Smith.

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Here’s a wonderful arrangement of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from MusicNotes.com. It’s arranged for the advancing piano student and is available for digital download in PDF format.

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About the Composer

Well-known musical theater and film composer, vocal coach, arranger, and playwright Hugh Martin was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He studied music at the private liberal arts school of Birmingham-Southern College. He wrote music and lyrics for several Broadway musicals such as “Best Foot Forward”, “High Spirits”, “Look Ma, I’m Dancin’!”, “Make a Wish”, and the stage version of “Meet Me In St. Louis”. He also worked on West End musical productions like “Love from Judy”.

He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score for his work in the stage production of Meet Me in St. Louis. He also received Tony nominations for Best Composer and Lyricist, Best Book Author of a Musical, and Best Musical for High Spirits.

Martin partnered with Ralph Blane on many projects throughout his career. The two even recorded an album 1956 which included all of their collaborations and called it Martin and Blane Sing Martin and Blane. They’ve received Academy Award nominations for Best Song for “The Trolley Song” in 1944, and for “Pass That Peace Pipe” in 1947.

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy | Big Note Piano Sheet Music

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy  is a dance from Russian Romantic Era composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker. This selection is from the third movement in The Nutcracker, and is danced by the principal female dancer. The original choreography was conceived by Lev Ivanovich Ivanov (1834-1901) for the ballet.

The primary choreographer, Marius Petipa, expressed his interest in having the Sugar Plum Fairy’s music sound like “drops of water”. Tchaikovsky’a search for the perfect instrument led him to the newly invented celesta. The celesta has the appearance of a small piano, though sounds like small bells. Tchaikovsky wrote, “The celesta is midway between a tiny piano and a Glockenspiel, with a divinely wonderful sound.” In 1892, when The Nutcracker was introduced to Russian audiences, they were not only introduced to a work that would become a Christmas time staple, but to a musical instrument that would soon become a favorite to music composers everywhere.

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This arrangement of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker is perfect for piano students with at least one year of instruction. It is two pages in length and in the key of E minor. No fingerings are provided, but your piano teacher should be able to offer a few suggestions.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy | Big Note Piano Sheet Music

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Want to play the music and learn a little about it?

The ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ Play and Learn™ Edition helps you do just that.

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You’ll learn about the life and music of Russian composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, get a premium piano arrangement, a Hey Kid’s Meet the Composer biography, and two activity worksheets.

Contents
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) for Easy/Level 4 Piano Solo (2 Pages)
Hey Kid’s, Meet Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Biography
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application

The Play and Learn™ edition makes the music come alive for young music students in a way that playing only the music can’t. Click the link below to listen to the arrangement and learn more about this wonderful resource.

‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ Play and Learn™ Edition

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Fum, Fum, Fum | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an arrangement of easy piano sheet music that younger students might enjoy playing. It also includes the words if you want to sing along.

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Fum, Fum, Fum Lyrics

[Popular English version by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, 1953]

On December five and twenty
fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty,
fum, fum fum.
Oh, a child was born this night
So rosy white, so rosy white
Son of Mary, virgin holy
In a stable, mean and lowly,
fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty
fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty
fum, fum, fum.
Comes a most important day
Let us be gay, let us be gay.
We go first to church and then we
Have the sweetest buns and candy,
fum, fum, fum, fum, fum.
God will send us days of feasting
fum, fum, fum.
God will send us days of feasting
fum, fum, fum.
Both in hot months and in cold
for young and old, for young and old.
We will tell the holy story
Ever singing of his glory,
fum, fum, fum.

[Alternate English version]

On December five and twenty,
Fum, fum, fum.
On December five and twenty,
Fum, fum, fum.
For a Blessed Babe was born
Upon this day at break of morn.
In a manger poor and lowly
Lay the Son of God most holy,
Fum, fum, fum.

Holidays the good Lord gave us,
Fum, fum, fum!
Holidays the good Lord gave us,
Fum, fum, fum!
Summer feasting suits us best,
Yet, withal His name be blest.
He who doth our needs remember,
Sent us Christmas in December,
Fum, fum, fum!

Little birds out in the wood,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
Little birds out in the wood,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
All your fledglings on the bough,
O leave them now, O leave them now.
Make a soft and downy nest
So the newborn babe may rest
Sing fum, fum, fum!

Little stars up in the sky,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
Little stars up in the sky,
Sing fum, fum, fum!
See the little Jesus crying,
Don’t you cry, O don’t you cry,
Fill the night with twinkling light.
Oh wondrous stars that shine so bright,
Sing fum, fum, fum!

[popular Catalan Version]

A vint-i-cinc de desembre
fum, fum, fum (bis)
Ha nascut un minyonet
ros i blanquet, ros i blanquet;
Fill de la Verge Maria,
n’és nat en una establia.
Fum, fum, fum.
Allí dalt de la muntanya
fum, fum, fum (bis)
Si n’hi ha dos pastorets
abrigadets, abrigadets;
amb la pell i la samarra,
menjant ous i botifarra.
Fum, fum, fum.
Qui dirà més gran mentida?
Fum, fum, fum (bis)
Ja en respon el majoral
el gran tabal, el gran tabal;
jo en faré deu mil camades
amb un salt totes plegades.
Fum, fum, fum.
A vint-i-cinc de desembre
fum, fum, fum (bis)
n’és el dia de Nadal,
molt principal, molt principal,
quan n’eixirem de matines,
farem bones escudines.
Fum, fum, fum.
Déu vos do unes santes festes
fum, fum, fum (bis)
amb temps de fred i calor,
i molt millor, i molt millor
fent-ne de Jesús memòria
perquè ens vulgui dalt la glòria.
Fum, fum, fum.

About the Song ‘Fum, Fum, Fum’

The Christmas song Fum, Fum Fum was originally a Catalan traditional carol from around 16th or 17th century Catalonia (what is now the northeastern part of modern-day Spain). In the Catalan language, the word “fum” can be translated to “smoke”, which could be in reference to the rising chimney smoke–a common sight in many towns and cities during the Christmas season. Others believe the word is an onomatopoeia of either the sound of the beat of the drum or the strumming of a guitar or the noise of a rocking cradle.

The 1953 English version by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw was not a direct translation of the original Catalan version but was written based on it. Over the years, the song has seen different changes to the English lyrics by different authors. Various arrangements have also been made by a number of composers including one by Mack Wilberg.

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Christmas Time Is Here | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Christmas Time Is Here was written by Lee Mendelson and American pianist and composer, Vince Guaraldi, for the 1965 television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. It was commissioned by the Coca-Cola company, and was one of the first animated Christmas specials produced for network TV in the USA. The best selling soundtrack for the special includes two versions of this song. One is an instrumental version performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.  The second track is a choral version performed by children of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael, CA.

Christmas Time Is Here has been covered by Chicago on their album Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998), Al Jarreau on his album Christmas (2008), Melissa Manchester on her album Joy (1997), Christian band, MercyMe, on their album The Christmas Sessions (2005), and Mel Tormé on his album Christmas Songs (1992).

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This piano sheet music arrangement is written for the intermediate student with a few years of study. It’s in the key of F, and the site has a digital recording that kids can listen to as they practice.

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About Vince Guaraldi

Vincent Anthony Guaraldi (1928-1976) was born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio in San Francisco’s North Beach area. He was an innovative American jazz pianist and arranger. He most remembered as the composer, arranger, and performer, for the Peanuts animated television series by Charles Shultz, and for his performances with Cal Tjader’s band in the late 1950s.

While searching for music for the upcoming Peanuts Christmas special, Lee Mendelson (the Christmas special’s producer) heard a radio broadcast of Guaraldi, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” during a taxicab ride. Mendelson decided to ask Guaraldi to compose the score for the TV special. Guaraldi enthusiastically accepted the job, and two weeks later shared a version of what would become “Linus and Lucy” to Mendelson over the phone. The Vince Guaraldi Trio went on to record the music for seventeen Peanuts television specials in total, along with the feature film “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” (1969).

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