Una delle canzoni natalizie sicuramente più conosciute al mondo.
Scritta da James Pierpont nel lontano 1857, intitolata inizialmente The One Horse Open Sleigh.Esiste anche una versione italiana incisa da Cristina D’avena per l’album natalizio Magia di Natale del 2009.
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.
coro: 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.
Ecco la canzone con un video molto simpatico trovato su youtube.