Silver Bells

Album: Bing! His Legendary Years, 1931 to 1957 (1952)
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  • Silver bells, silver bells
    It's Christmas time in the city
    Ring-a-ling, (ring-a-ling) hear them ring (ting-a-ling)
    Soon it will be Christmas day

    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 every street corner you hear

    Silver bells, (silver bells) silver bells (silver bells)
    It's Christmas time in the city
    Ring-a-ling, (ring-a-ling)
    Hear them ring, (hear them ring)
    Soon it will be Christmas day

    Strings of street lights, even stoplights
    Blinkin' bright red and green
    As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
    Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
    This is Santa's big day
    And above all this bustle you hear

    Silver bells (The corner Santa Claus)
    Silver bells (Is busy now because)
    It's Christmas time in the city
    Ring-a-ling, it fills the winter air
    Hear them ring, you hear it everywhere
    Soon it will be Christmas day

    City sidewalks, busy sidewalks (Silver bells)
    Dressed in holiday style (Silver bells)
    In the air there's a feeling of Christmas (It's Christmas time in the city)
    Children laughing, people passing (Ring-a-ling)
    Meeting smile after smile (Hear them ring)
    Very soon it will be Christmas day Writer/s: Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Kevin from Salt Lake City, Ut"Jay and Ray" as they were known in Hollywood, were also famous for "Mona Lisa", "The Theme From Bonanza", "Tammy" and the "Theme From Mr. Ed".
  • Kevin from Salt Lake City, UtThe Carpenters performed a Spike Jones inspired version of "Silver Bells" on their Christmas album.
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