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Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells" is a popular Christmas-themed song with a festive and upbeat melody. The song is often associated with wintertime and holiday celebrations. 

 

Verse 1: 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, hey

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh

 

Verse 2: 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 then we got upsot

 

Chorus: Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh, hey

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh yeah (2)

 

History of the Poem:

Jingle Bells was composed by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in 1857. Originally, "Jingle Bells" was not intended to be a Christmas song, but rather a festive song for Thanksgiving.

The song's simple and catchy tune, along with its playful lyrics, quickly captured the public's imagination, and it became associated with Christmas due to its winter-themed imagery and joyful spirit. The chorus, with its famous "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way," has become an iconic holiday refrain.

The song's lyrics evoke the excitement of riding in a sleigh through the snow, spreading the infectious joy of the holiday season. The imagery of dashing through the snow, laughing all the way, and making spirits bright has made "Jingle Bells" a beloved and timeless classic.

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