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Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells was written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857, so it's an old song— but still very popular! He called it "One Horse Open Sleigh". Even though it has become a popular Christmas song, it was originally written and sung for Thanksgiving! This animated video is fun to watch—it even shows the "lean and lank" horse splat falling down. Sing along!



This Youtube video is also kind of fun to watch because the kids sing and clap and move around. They even have a little makeshift sleigh and horse!


The lyrics

The third verse is often omitted.


 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)
    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. 

 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 :| 


 3. 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.
    |: chorus :| 


 4. 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.
    |: chorus :| 

Free Sheet Music

Click the images below to open and print piano scores for "Jingle Bells". Right click and choose "Save link as" to download the PDF files to your computer.

Jingle Bells, C Major
Jingle Bells, C Major, higher
Jingle Bells, F Major
Jingle Bells, D Major
Jingle Bells, A Major
Jingle Bells, easy piano, C Major
Jingle Bells, easy piano, G Major
Jingle Bells, easy piano, D Major
Jingle Bells, easy piano, A Major
Jingle Bells, easy piano, A Flat Major
Jingle Bells, easy piano, F Major
Jingle Bells, piano, D Major
Jingle Bells, piano, E Major
Jingle Bells, piano, F Major

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Poem posted with permission from HeartCheer.com — Click the image to enlarge it.

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