Jingle bells Kalimba tab

Jingle Bells is a very well known song that was originally written by James Lord Pierpont. The song was inspired by the open sleigh cart-horse races during 1857. It has been since associated with the season of Christmas due to 'Santa and his sleigh', however, that is not how the songwriter originally intended.

 Instead, the song was designed for Thanksgiving, in which sleigh races were extremely popular and would provide towns with entertainment for days. Nonetheless, the song today reminds everyone of their favourite time of year. A time of year in which families come together, buy presents for one another and eat food until they can’t eat anymore. It’s truly a timeless classic and one that still enters the charts to this day! It brings everyone together and helps to create a sense of connection that we have all grown to love. Learning the song is extremely easy and will be recognised no matter who it’s played to. It’s fantastic for those cold Christmas evenings around the fire watching tv whilst enjoying mince pies!

For reference, here is a video of me playing the song on a coconut thumb piano so that you can hear what the track sounds like. When your confident, play along with me!

 

NOTES & LYRICS:

E   E   E       E   E   E       E  G   C   D    E

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

F     F      F    F F E   E    E E

oh, what fun it is to ride in a

E     D       D  E   D   G

one-horse open sleigh.

E   E   E       E   E   E       E  G   C   D    E

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

F     F      F    F F E   E    E E

oh, what fun it is to ride in a

G      G      F  D   C

one-horse open sleigh.

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