Sunday, December 25, 2005

Jingle All the Way; Merry Christmas!



Believe it or not Jingle Bells, one of the most famous American Christmas songs, was originally written for Thanksgiving! The author and composer of Jingle Bells was a minister called James Pierpoint who composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating his Boston Sunday School Thanksgiving. The song was so popular that it was repeated at Christmas, and indeed Jingle Bells has been reprised ever since.

The essence of a traditional Christmas is captured in the lyrics of Jingle Bells and the sound effects using the bells have become synonymous with the arrival of Father Christmas or Santa Claus to the delight of children of all ages!



JINGLE ALL THE WAY

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

Oh, 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
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, 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 yeah

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

10 comments:

Deb S. said...

Hasan, how sweet! Thank you for the Christmas greetings. Wishing you all God's blessings and friendship always.

Hasan Mubarak said...

DCS: It's so fortunate to have friends like you. Always keep smiling!!

Raheel said...

Merry Christmas!!

and Quaid's Birthday :)

momyblogR said...

Wow, I didn't know that about Jingle Bells. Maybe next year I'll bring back the Thanksgiving rendition. People may think I'm just a little early with my celebrating, lol!

defiant goddess said...

I love learning the history of things we usually take for granted. Thanks!

AsianSmiles said...

Merry Christmas MrH. Nice and informative post, you do make the world go round and round. Glad to see you're feeling better now. And happy new year!

Dak-Ind said...

i heard also about this song that the man who created it was trying to find inspiriatoin for the song for his sunday school class and actually came up with the idea because of the children riding in the sleighs outside his window. the bells on their harnesses gave him the idea.

its almost new years!

Hasan Mubarak said...

raheel: Thanks, dear.

momyblogr: So next time we can see your kids thinking their mommy's mixed Christmas with Thanksgiving!!

goddess: Well, here was one for you...

asiansmiles: so nice of you to accept that; I was only tryin to spin it the other way round. It just happened this way.

I am surely feeling better and its all because of your kind get well wishes. Thank You, dear.

dak-ind: Well, that could also have been the case. Its getting more exciting. Anyone with any other information about the legend of the Gingle Bells??

Madeeha said...

Hasan ! what about Quad -I- Azam who also born on 25th Dec.
But hasan ur blogs effort is so much impressive its a good way for people who want to increase their general knowledge.
Its a very good way to Keep people informative abt the events such like this n history of that event as well.
Its a good effort carry on Hopefully we shall get more informative things from ur blog inshallah

Hasan Mubarak said...

Madeeha: Yes, I really missed out a post on Muhammad Ali Jinnah. I'll soon be adding a much more interesting one on him. Keep checking out for more and thanks for liking my place.

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