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Silver Bells

History of Christmas Carols

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Title; "Silver Bells"

Author; This Christmas song is a collaboration between composer Jay Livingston (1915-2001) and songwriter Raymond Bernard Evans (1915-2007). Evans wrote the lyrics and Livingston composed the melody. The song was used in a movie titled "The Lemon Drop Kid" starring Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. Hope and Maxwell sang the carol as a duet in one of the scenes. The song was later recorded by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards.

Interesting Fact: The original title of the song was actually "Tinkle Bell" but was later changed to "Silver Bells." This song was inspired by a tiny bell Livingston and Evans had on their work desk.

Lyrics (Excerpt):
City sidewalks busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's a feeling
of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on ev'ry street corner you'll hear

Chorus
Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring a ling, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas day

Music Sheet:Digital Download from Musicnotes.Com

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