Jingle Bells

Origin and History | Jingle Bells Lyrics | Youtube Video | Music Sheets


Christmas is fast approaching. You may have noticed radio stations across the world and even dozens of television shows playing famous Christmas songs not stop over the past few weeks now, one song of which may be the legendary Jingle Bells. I could still remember when we used to go Christmas caroling with my friends. We would always include this song in our selection because it was easy to memorize and it really had a cheerful beat that could make the audience dance and sing with us.

Origin and History of Carol “Jingle Bells”

Jingle Bells, based from a research, is one of the most frequently sung Christmas songs in the world. James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) originally wrote this celebrated Christmas song under the title of One Horse Open Sleigh. Two years later, the title was renamed to the one we know of today.

The song was really intended to be a Thanksgiving song but was then labeled as a Christmas song because it was usually sung during the Christmas season.

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Jingle Bells Lyrics

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh,
Over the fields we go, laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tails 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.
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 Fanny 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

Repeat 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 as there I sprawling lie but quickly drove away.

Repeat Chorus
Now the ground is white, go it while you're young
Take the girls tonight, and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay, two-forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh and crack! you'll take the lead

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Jingle Bells Youtube Videos

Jingle Bells Basshunter Version
Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra Version

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Jingle Bells Music Sheet

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Jingle Bells Guitar Tab

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