Writer(s): James S. Pierpont
Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh
Through the fields we go laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tail ring, making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride 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,
O 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 ran into a drifted bank, and there 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 at me as I there sprawling laid, but quickly drove away.
Now the ground is white, go it while you’re young,
Take the girls along, and sing this sleighing song.
Just bet a bob-tailed bay, two-forty as his speed,
Hitch him to an open sleigh, and crack! You’ll take the lead.