Carol of the Bells

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Carols of the Bells is a traditional folk song written by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych. The original title of this song was “Shchedryk” – which talks about a sparrow and prosperous year that families can look forward to. It was first sung on 13th of January 1916 in Ukraine and on 5th of October 1921 at Carnegie Hall in US.

In 1936, the new Lyrics of Carols of the Bells was written by Peter J. Wilhousky based on the original Shchedryk melody. After being copyrighted, the song became known as "Carol of the Bells” and were usually sung during Christmas season.

Carols of the Bells Lyrics

Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away

Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold.

Ding dong ding dong
that is their song
with joyful ring
all caroling.

One seems to hear
words of good cheer
from everywhere
filling the air.

Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o'er hill and dale,
telling their tale.

Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here.

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas,
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.

On on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone
to every home.

Ding dong ding... dong!

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