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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9Jingle Bells Tenor SaxophoneJingle Bells Tenor Saxophone (Details) (View)17.85 kB1084 times
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13Jingle Bells Horn In FJingle Bells Horn In F (Details) (View)17.85 kB879 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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  • Guest - Caroline Vervik

    Yeah, I would like the verse too, please

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  • Guest - Ruth

    Hi I'm just looking for the simple numbering system to play jingle bells. My son has a little 8 note gourd piano and wants to play it. Do you have the numbering system for this? Thanks Ruth

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  • I never knew there were more verses to this song i thought it was just Dashing through the snow<br />In a one horse open sleigh O'er the fields we go Laughing all the way<br />Bells on Bobtail ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to laugh and sing<br />A sleighing song tonight Thanx not telling you my name

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  • Guest - MAddie

    I like the one that goes like this...<br /><br /><br /><br />Dashing through the snow,<br /><br />on a pair of broken skis, <br /><br />over the hills we go, <br /><br />bashing into trees,<br /><br />the snow is turning red,<br /><br />i think im almost dead,<br /><br />i woke up in the hospital, <br /><br />with an ardificial head!

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  • Guest - not telling you

    Were are we supose to find the dasing through the snow part

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  • Guest - not telling you

    yea Were are we supose to find the dasing through the snow part

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  • Guest - Lonno 1967

    How do i learn to play jingle bells on the electric guitar.

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  • All I needed was the music notes for flute for jingle bells. I did not get it. They should make it easier for me to find them.

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  • Guest - Chucky

    All I needed was the music notes for flute for jingle bells. I did not get it. They should make it easier for me to find them.
    <br /><br />It's there... Look for the line that says:<br /><br />Jingle Bells For Flute and C Instruments [PDF] [Sibelius]

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  • Guest - Sharon

    I love this version;;;;<br /><br />Dashing through the snow,<br /><br />on a pair of broken skis, <br /><br />over the hills we go, <br /><br />bashing into trees,<br /><br />the snow is turning red,<br /><br />i think im almost dead,<br /><br />i woke up in the hospital, <br /><br />with an ardificial head!<br /><br />Thumbs up if yew like it too! :D<br /><br /><br /> Love, Sharon x

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