Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh,
O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way,
Bells on bobtails ring, making spirits bright,
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What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight, oh
R: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
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Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey,
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
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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 we, 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 as there I sprawling lie, But quickly drove away.
Now the ground is white Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight And sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay two-forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh And crack! you'll take the lead.