Tuesday, 16 December 2014
JINGLE BELLS - JIM REEVES...
JINGLE BELLS, as most (if not all) American
readers will know, is not actually a Christmas song. Well,
it is now, of course, but didn't start out that way. Originally
(and this is for British readers), it was a Thanksgiving song
called ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH. We don't observe
that celebration on this side of the pond 'though, so we've
always associated it with the Yuletide season.
The original version had five verses, two of which
are now commonly ignored as they don't really lend
themselves to the song's adopted Christmas theme.
Anyway, here's the velvet-voiced JIM REEVES
with his rendition. Everybody sing along now.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, December 16, 2014