Shad Young replied to Darling Emma Elm's discussion I need help! Please read...
"If the music for the song is out of copyright (or in the public domain), then you can indeed write and copyright your own arrangement, lyrics, and performance of the song, and sell it without fear.

If the music is not out of copyright, then you can…"
Oct 4, 2009
Chris Merritt replied to Darling Emma Elm's discussion I need help! Please read...
"If the song is not Public Domain, then you cannot record it, and certainly not sell it, without permission, even if you change the lyrics and perform it yourself. But many Christmas songs are public domain, so check to see."
Sep 2, 2009