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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 ev'rywhere
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 ev'ry home

[Repeat from the beginning]

Ding, dong, ding, dong



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    American: when peter wilhousky first heard the song in the 1930's it reminded him of bells which is how the song got its background. The other parts are about how christmas song's spread good cheer and make everyone happy and loved.
    Ukrainian: the original song (shchedryk) by mykola leontovych is not about christmas at all. Its meaning is centered around new year's. The song is about spring being close and how everyone hopes they will have a good year and enough food.

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