Jingle Bells

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Jingle Bells
Composer James Lord Pierpont
Released 1857-09-16

Jingle Bells is a very popular winter song, originally written in September 9th, 1857 as a Thanksgiving song by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh".

Games

Special Delivery: Santa's Christmas Chaos (A8)

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Special Delivery: Santa's Christmas Chaos (A8)
Released 1984-??-??
Format SAP


Special Delivery: Santa's Christmas Chaos (C64)

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Special Delivery: Santa's Christmas Chaos (C64)
Released 1984-??-??
Length 0:17
Format SID

Jingle Bells is the only song in the game, and just the chorus is repeated.

Creative Music System (DOS)

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Creative Music System (DOS)
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Arranger Sim Wong Hoo
Released 1987-08-??
Length 1:29
Format CMS

Jingle Bells is located on Song Disk 2 as Jingle.cms and on the Utility Disk as JBell.cms. The file's metadata names the song "Jingle Bell [sic]" and credits Sim Wong Hoo as the arranger. Though the two files sound identical, they have different file sizes. The tune is played on two SAA1099 chips.

Santa Claus no Takarabako (FDS)

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Santa Claus no Takarabako (FDS)
Arranger Noriyuki Nakagami, Yasuo Miyata, K. Suzuki
Released 1987-12-04
Format NSF



X-Mas Ludo (ZXS)

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X-Mas Ludo (ZXS)
Released 1987-??-??
Format AY


A-Train (DOS)

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A-Train (DOS)
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Arranger Brad Madix
Released 1992-??-??
Length 1:12
Format MIDI, SNG

Internal file names are jingle.mid and jingle.sng.

Xmas Lemmings (DOS)

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Xmas Lemmings (DOS)
Released 1992-??-??


Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (W32)

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Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (W32)
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Arranger Damjan Mravunac
Released 2002-01-23
Length 0:31
Format OGG

Bells variation.

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Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (W32)
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Arranger Damjan Mravunac
Released 2002-01-23
Length 1:37
Format OGG

Electric guitar variation.

Sheet Music

Lyrics

Most people are only familiar with the first verse and the chorus of Jingle Bells, however, the song actually has three other rarely heard verses. Also, the traditional lyrics from 1857 have noticeable differences from the first verse and chorus of the modern lyrics.

Modern Lyrics
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!

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.

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,
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.

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.

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.

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.
Traditional Lyrics
Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the hills we go
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bobtail ring
Making spirits bright
Oh what sport to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what joy 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 Fannie Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And we - we got upsot

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

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

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

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 is his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! You'll take the lead.

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what joy it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

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