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Christmas Songs – Jingle Bells lyrics

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtail ring'
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! 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 then we got upsot.

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.

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bobtailed bay
Two forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! You'll take the lead.

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  • RobotGoggles
    This song is very well known in the Western world, and has been used traditionally as one of the many hallmarks of the Christmas season. The joyful gaiety of this song is expressly delivered to a childlike joy and merriment that comes with wintertime. The lyrics bring a message of goodwill and glee accompanied by the beat given by bells tasseled to a horse that is pulling a sleigh through the snow. The first verse brings about a simple, happy feeling brought by the "jingle of the bells". The song takes on a slightly quirky dark turn for the second verse, as the narrator's love interest, Ms. Bright, sits next to him, but the horse, being unhealthy, and unable to pull the two of them, falls into a side bank, and the sleigh turns over. The third verse continues the narrative, as the man is on his back in the snow, and a man rides up in another sleigh, and laughs at his predicament. The fourth verse finishes it off with a happy feel, encouraging everyone to get themselves a sleigh with their friends and girls, and ride on in childlike happiness through the snow-covered countryside while singing this song.
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