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Christmas Carols – 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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  • w
    Interesting that your question was posted on my birthday!
    I've loved that song all my life and never knew the exact meaning. It wasn't until today that I discovered, while reading about the song writers of this classic, that the "silver bells" are the bells used by the Salvation Army bell-ringers! Makes sense!
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  • k
    When I was younger my music teacher had us do this song for our concert. I have always thought that this song is really pretty. I suppose that this isn't really a meaning, but this comment is about its meaning to me. The image that I get when I hear this song is a sidewalk next to a snow covered field, with people milling about and a Santa with a collection bell, and snow falling on everything. I love Christmastime and winter. This seemed like a bunch of gibberish didn't it?
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