Jingle Bells

Boston musician James S. Pierpont wrote the lyrics and melody to this song for a Sunday school class in 1857. One hundred years later, it inspired one of the best-known Christmas rock songs, "Jingle Bell Rock."

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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!

Chorus: Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!

Additional lyrics: 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, we got up sot!

Chorus

Now the ground is white go it while you're young. Take the girls tonight and sing this sleighing song.

Just get a bobtail bay, two forty for his speed, then hitch him to an open sleigh and crack! you'll take the lead!

Chorus

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