Sleighing song (George R. Sturgis)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-12)  CPDL #78131:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-12).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 441 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sleighing song
Composer: George R. Sturgis
Lyricist: Rens. DeGeer
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1878 F. W. Helmick

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Original text and translations

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Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle,
Hear the glad refrain,
’Tis the music of the sleigh-bells;
Winter’s come again,
Steeds are prancing, hearts are dancing,
O how swift we go,
Is it not delightful riding o’er the crystal snow?

Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, jing;
Hear the merry, merry, merry sleigh-bells ring,
Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, Oh, what pure delight!
There’s nothing like a sleigh-ride on a winter’s night.

Now there’s singing, hear the ringing,
What a happy throng;
What a clatter, hear them chatter,
As they glide along.
What a programme, bells and laughter,
Song and merry jest;
All commingling in their jingling,
With contentment blest.

Loving hearts will be united;
By and by you’ll find
Every laddie with the lassie
Suited to his mind;
Let us hope while o’er life’s pathway,
Hand-in-hand they go;
Each may love as fondly as when
Gliding o’er the snow.