Jingle Bells- Free Sheet Music and Lyrics

Jingle BellsThis document contains the free sheet music and lyrics to the traditional Christmas carol , Jingle Bells.  Parts are provided for voice, flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophones, trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, percussion, and bells.  A full score is also available.  The sheet music provided contains the melody only.  It is arranged for beginning band students and should be playable by anyone with at least a modest understanding of their instrument. 

Jingle Bells was written by James Lord Pierpont in or around 1857.  The original title for the song was "One Horse Open Sleigh." 

Individual parts and the lyrics to the song are available for download farther down on the page.

 

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7Jingle Bells TromboneJingle Bells Trombone (Details) (View)17.85 kB2016 times
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9Jingle Bells Tenor SaxophoneJingle Bells Tenor Saxophone (Details) (View)17.85 kB1084 times
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23Jingle Bells Alto SaxophoneJingle Bells Alto Saxophone (Details) (View)17.86 kB2011 times
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The lyrics (words) to Jingle Bells:

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 laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight


CHORUS:
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun [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 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 we got upset.


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 along
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.

About The Author
Chad Criswell

Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.


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