Jingle Bells

Lyrics

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

chorus:
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, O
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh 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 Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot,
We ran into a drifted bank
And there we got upsot.

chorus.

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 at me as
I there sprawling laid
But quickly drove away.

chorus.

Now the ground is white,
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls along
And sing this sleighing song.
Just bet a bob-tailed bay,
Two-forty as his speed,
Hitch him to an open sleigh
and crack! You'll take the lead.

chorus.

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Information About Jingle Bells

The song "Jingle Bells" is arguably one of the most famous American Christmas songs. Written by songwriter James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) for children celebrating his Boston, Sunday School Thanksgiving. The song was intended to tell of the sleigh races taking place on Salem Street during Thanksgiving; however, the song became so popular that it was repeated at Christmas. It was copyrighted under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in 1857.

When "Jingle Bells" was first published its chorus melody was similar to German composer Johann Pachelbel's "Canon".

Famous recordings of "Jingle Bells" include versions by: Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, amongst others.

Did you know "Jingle Bells" was the first song performed and broadcast from space in 1965, by Gemini 6 astronauts.

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104 Comments

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Sangita, Delhi

18 July 2015 at 4:46pm

So sweet

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shweta, India

14 May 2015 at 8:14pm

Too Good....!!

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Joan, Korea, Republic of

27 March 2015 at 7:31am

Now we know who the seisbnle one is here. Great post!

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Jub Jub Bird, USA

18 December 2014 at 10:55pm

The line I STORY I MUST TELL i have never heard that line must be from the origional

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jyotidq, lko

18 December 2014 at 2:20pm

I love this poem.

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hi, Hong Kong

2 December 2014 at 1:22am

i love this

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Condor, USA

6 August 2014 at 10:49pm

JINGLE BELLS BATMAN SMELLS,ROBIN FLEW AWAY,THE BATMOBLE'LOST A WHEEL AND THE JOKER TOOK BALLET

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neisha, jamaica

26 June 2014 at 7:07pm

this is good love it.

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isabella, United States

20 December 2013 at 1:08am

I love this song but my mom dose not let me wacht it

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tyler, United States

5 December 2013 at 1:24am

I wish that Christmas was here so we can have present I wish you mery Christmas.

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Joshua, United Kingdom

18 December 2012 at 5:09pm

i like it because is got a nice tune and it is calm.

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Danny Boyle, France

6 December 2012 at 6:41pm

i love it because it makes me want to dance and my dad, mum and my sister

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Larissa, Germany

21 November 2012 at 11:45am

Hey Do you know maybe some nice American carols?

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Chinmayadithya, India

9 January 2012 at 4:32pm

i love this song very much... my parents like me dancing on this tune

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Nicole, United States

3 January 2012 at 5:58pm

that is a cute song i sang it and i love that they made it sound so funny

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Nailah, United States

31 December 2011 at 6:29pm

Merry christmas have a great holiday

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Shibu, India

24 December 2011 at 8:40pm

I am a diehard fan of this song,i love this song very muchu.this song give a holy mode,

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Shishir, Nepal

24 December 2011 at 3:42am

merry christmas

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Gwen, Philippines

21 December 2011 at 2:14am

Oh i really lve dis song also..i feel awesome wen i heard dis song.

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Meimei, China

11 December 2011 at 6:25am

i like it,just now i'm starting to learn how to play guitar and this is the first song to play.hehe

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