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  • Jingle Bells - Intermediate Guitar - Video

    Christmas Carol

    Learn this classic Christmas Carol written for the Intermediate level. This will be an easy classic tune to get down and play for your family and friends.

    A complete lesson with a few little tricks to pretty it up. Lot's of rolls and crosspicking, chord substitutions, twists and turns for the intermediate to learn and enjoy! The video is picture in picture with the left hand inset large over Steve's left shoulder. Easy to see and learn.

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    File size: 41 Megs

    File Format: MPEG-4 with a PDF of Notes and Tab

    Dashing through the snow
      In a one-horse open sleigh
      O'er the fields we go
      Laughing all the way
      Bells on bobtail ring
      Making spirits bright
      What fun it is to ride and sing
      A sleighing song tonight!

      Jingle bells, jingle bells,
      Jingle all the way.
      Oh! what fun it is to ride
      In a one-horse open sleigh.
      Jingle bells, jingle bells,
      Jingle all the way;
      Oh! what fun it is to ride
      In a one-horse open sleigh.

    Although less well-known than the opening, the remaining verses depict high-speed youthful fun. In the second verse, the narrator takes a ride with a girl and loses control of the sleigh:-

      A day or two ago
      I thought I'd take a ride
      And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
      Was seated by my side,
      The horse was lean and lank
      Misfortune seemed his lot
      He got into a drifted bank
      And then we got upsot.
      |: chorus:|

    In the next verse (which is often skipped), he falls out of the sleigh and a rival laughs at him:

      A day or two ago,
      The story I must tell
      I went out on the snow,
      And on my back I fell;
      A gent was riding by
      In a one-horse open sleigh,
      He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
      But quickly drove away.
      |: chorus:|

    In the last verse, after relating his experience, he gives equestrian advice to a friend to pick up some girls, finds a faster horse, and take off at full speed:

      Now the ground is white
      Go it while you're young,
      Take the girls tonight
      and sing this sleighing song;
      Just get a bob-tailed bay
      Two forty as his speed
      Hitch him to an open sleigh
      And crack! you'll take the lead.
      |: chorus:|
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