Jingel Bells

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Jingel Bells

Jingel Bells is a Christmas carol that was written between 1850 and 1857 by the American composer James Lord Pierpont.

However, Jingel Bells was not actually written as a Christmas song, as there is no Christmas reference in the song either. Rather, it is a song about a horse-drawn sleigh race for young people in which the bells on the horse's harness ring.

Despite this, Jingel Bells has become a popular Christmas song that has made it into the charts in many countries. In 1965, a version of the song played by astronauts was even broadcast from space.


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Jingle bells (Songtext by James Lord Pierpont)

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh,
O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way.
Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.

|: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
O, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. :|

A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride,
And soon Miss Fannie Bright was seated by my side.
The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed his lot,
He got into a drifted bank and we got upsot.

|: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
O, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. :|

A day or two ago, The story I must tell
I went out on the snow, And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lay, But quickly drove away.

|: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
O, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. :|

Now the ground is white, go it while you’re young,
Take the girls tonight and sing this sleighing song.
Just get a bobtailed bay, two-forty for his speed,
Then hitch him to an open sleigh, and crack! You’ll take the lead.


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