This 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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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
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.