Sleigh-Bells (Thomas Byron Weaver)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-15)  CPDL #78259:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 364 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sleigh-Bells
Composer: Thomas Byron Weaver
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1901 A. Flanagan Company

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Original text and translations

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Sleigh-bells, sleigh-bells,
Welcome, merry sleigh-bells,
Coming with the snow and frosty, starry night;
Sleigh-bells, sleigh-bells,
Welcome, merry sleigh-bells,
Filling all our hearts with great delight.

Sleigh-bells, sleigh-bells,
Merry, merry sleigh-bells,
Sleigh-bells, sleigh-bells, everywhere,
Oh! what pleasure,
None of us can measure,
Flying with the sleigh-bells, free from care.

Moonlight, moonlight,
Oh! the silver moonlight,
Flooding all the landscape like the sun of day;
Oh! what brightness,
Oh! what snowy whiteness,
Fill our hearts with lightness on our way.

Banish sadness,
Spend the hour in gladness,
Fill your heart with music of the merry bells;
All these pleasures
Are from heaven’s treasures,
Each in loving measures his love tells.