Silver Bells

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Silver Bells is another popular Christmas Carol. It was composed by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston – wherein Evans as the lyrics writer and Livingston as the melody composer. This classic Christmas song gives the picture of the holiday in the city.

Silver Bells was first used in the motion picture movie “the Lemon Drop Kid” starring Marilyn Maxwell and Bob Hope. Bing Crosby and Carol Richards first recorded Silver Bells which was later released in October 1950 by Decca Records. Since then, the song has become more popular.

Trivia: Did you know that Silver Bells was originally titled as “Tinkle Bell” for Evans and Livingston was motivated by a tiny bell that they has on their desk.

Silver Bells Lyrics

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style.
In the air
There's a feeling
of Christmas.

Children laughing
People passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on ev'ry street corner you'll hear,

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city.
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing.
Soon it will be Christmas day.

Strings of street lights
Even stop lights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush
Home with their treasures.

Hear the snow crunch.
See the kids bunch.
This is Santa's big scene.
And above all this bustle
You'll hear,

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas day.

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