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Jingle Bell Rock
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Jingle Bell Rock

Bobby Helms
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Song Meaning of Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms


Although Helms and Hank Garland, the song's session guitarist, both denied it, "Jingle Bell Rock" was written by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe.


Both Helms and Hank Garland, who served as the song's session guitarist, insisted, up until their passing, that they composed the song rather than Beal and Boothe. They stated that Helms was handed the song to record by a Decca official, and it was named Jingle Bell Hop in the original Beal and Boothe composition.


Helms and Garland claimed that there was little to no similarity between this song and the present one. Helms took offence at it, so the two of them worked on it together, adding a bridge that had been absent and altering the song's speed, lyrics, and music. They insisted that this new song was the one that was popularised today. Nevertheless, neither of them was given credit for their writing or went on to get royalties.


Song Lyrics of Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms


Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring

Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun

Now the jingle hop has begun

 

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time

Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square

In the frosty air

 

What a bright time, it's the right time

To rock the night away

Jingle bell time is a swell time

To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh

 

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet

Jingle around the clock

Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet

That's the jingle bell rock

 

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

Jingle bell chime in jingle bell time

Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square

In the frosty air

 

What a bright time, it's the right time

To rock the night away

Jingle bell time is a swell time

To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh

 

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet

Jingle around the clock

Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet

That's the jingle bell

That's the jingle bell

That's the jingle bell rock

Release Date

1957

Songwriter/s

Joe Beal, Jim Boothe

Producer/s

Paul Cohen

Label/s

Decca

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