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Jingle Bells sheet music

Jingle Bells is one of the best known and most popular Christmas songs ever. It was written by James Lord Pierpont, an American composer who lived from 1822 to 1893. Pierpont composed many popular tunes in his career, but none were as successful as Jingle Bells, which had the original title of “The One Horse Open Sleigh.” The song was published in 1857, but there is some question about the date and location of its composition.



There are those who claim that Jingle Bells was written while Pierpont was living in Medford, Massachusetts, even though he published it while he was living in Savannah, Georgia. Given the snowy topic of the song, if Pierpont did compose it while in Georgia, we can assume that he was thinking of his former northern home. The average snowfall for Savannah is currently 0.4 inches per year. A one horse open sleigh in Savannah in winter would most likely be traveling in dirt or mud.

In spite of it’s great popularity as a Christmas song, the lyrics make no mention of Christmas at all. The song was originally published as music for a Thanksgiving service, but because of its catchy melody, winter theme, and spirited lyrics, it quickly became a hit at Christmas.



Select an image below for a printable PDF of the Jingle Bells sheet music with melody and chords, or the Jingle Bells music with lyrics. Scroll down further for links to versions in many other keys in treble, bass, and alto clefs. Find the appropriate range for your voice or instrument, or select an instrument image at the bottom of the page for specific arrangements of Jingle Bells and other carols. You can also view and print the lyrics to Jingle Bells without the sheet music.

For a shorter version of Jingle Bells, view the easy arrangement of Jingle Bells.

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Printable PDF of Jingle Bells lead sheet:

Jingle Bells sheet music



 

Printable PDF of Jingle Bells sheet music with lyrics:

Jingle Bells sheet music with lyrics

Treble clef versions of Jingle Bells:

Jingle Bells in the key of C, treble clef
Jingle Bells in the key of C, treble clef
Jingle Bells in the key of G, treble clef
Jingle Bells in the key of D, treble clef
Jingle Bells in the key of D, treble clef

Jingle Bells in the key of A, treble clef
Jingle Bells in the key of F, treble clef
Jingle Bells in the key of F, treble clef
Jingle Bells in the key of B flat, treble clef
Jingle Bells in the key of E flat, treble clef

Bass clef versions of Jingle Bells:

Jingle Bells in the key of C, bass clef
Jingle Bells in the key of C, bass clef
Jingle Bells in the key of G, bass clef
Jingle Bells in the key of G, bass clef
Jingle Bells in the key of D, bass clef

Jingle Bells in the key of A, bass clef
Jingle Bells in the key of F, bass clef
Jingle Bells in the key of F, bass clef
Jingle Bells in the key of B flat, bass clef
Jingle Bells in the key of E flat, bass clef

Alto clef versions of Jingle Bells:

Jingle Bells in the key of C, alto clef
Jingle Bells in the key of G, alto clef
Jingle Bells in the key of D, alto clef
Jingle Bells in the key of A, alto clef

Jingle Bells in the key of F, alto clef
Jingle Bells in the key of B flat, alto clef
Jingle Bells in the key of E flat, alto clef

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Table of Contents for the Christmas Song Lead Sheets:

Angels We Have Heard on High
Auld Lang Syne
Away In a Manger
Deck the Hall
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
In Dulci Jubilo
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells (short easy version)
Jingle Bells (full version)
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Joy to the World
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agréable
Silent Night
Toyland
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Up on the Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This?

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