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"Jingle Bells"
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Introducing the major and minor sixths.

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  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - James Pierpont, 1857

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB - verse/chorus

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a ti ti |
    | ta ta ta/a | ta/a/a (ta) | ta ta ta/ ti | syncopation,
    | ta/a/a/a | ta ta ta ti ti |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Mi (M6), Do\So, Do\La, La/Fa (m6), Re\Ti, Fa\Re, Re/So, Mi/So, So\Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; melodic rhythm patterns, syncopation, verse/chorus

  • Key Words: USA - Thanksgiving, seasonal song, sleigh ride, one-horse open sleigh, open sleigh, James Pierpont, Christmas, holiday song, jingle bells, snow song, dashing, fields, laughing, bobtails, spirits bright, sleighing song, thought, Miss Fanny Bright, seated, horse, lean and lank, misfortune, seemed, lot, drifted, upsot; abbreviation: o'er (over)

 
 

"Jingle Bells"


       
  1. Dashing though 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,
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight! Oh!
 
    Chorus:
 
    Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey!

 
  2.

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 got upsot.

 
    Chorus  
       


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