This is an online fiddle lesson for the holiday song "Silver Bells."
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of D
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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing the holiday song "Silver Bells."
"Silver Bells" is a popular Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. The song was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture The Lemon Drop Kid, filmed in July–August 1950 and released in March 1951. The first recorded version was by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, released by Decca Records in October 1950. After the Crosby and Richards recording became popular, Hope and Maxwell were called back in late 1950 to re-film a more elaborate production of the song.
Silver Bells 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, (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