I know that there are words (see below), but there is just something about the instrumental version (especially by some city's "pops") that makes this song fun. For my comrades in arms from the old Mighty Maroon Band from Skeeterland days, you will remember the year that none of the trumpeters in the Concert Band (second string) seemed to be up to the task of the "neigh" at the end, so Lela did the honors.

Concerning today's video of the Boston Pops: watch for the guy with the slapstick--he seems to be having fun. Also watch the director (John Williams), he seems to be having more than his share of fun with this number (and like most band/orchestra directors, he's 'pom-pomming' right along with the music, even to the last note). Hope you like "Sleigh Ride" as much as I do:

Sleigh Ride

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling 

Ring ting tingling too. 
Come on, it's lovely weather 
For a sleigh ride together with you.

Outside the snow is falling 
And friends are calling 'Yoo-hoo.'
Come on, it's lovely weather 
For a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, 
Let's go, Let's look at the show, 
We're riding in a wonderland of snow.

Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, 
It's grand, Just holding your hand, 
We're gliding along with a song 
Of a wintry fairy land.

Our cheeks are nice and rosy 
And comfy cozy are we 
We're snuggled up together 
Like two birds of a feather would be.

Let's take that road before us 
And sing a chorus or two 
Come on, it's lovely weather 
For a sleigh ride together with you.

There's a birthday party 
At the home of Farmer Gray 
It'll be the perfect ending a perfect day 
We'll be singing the songs 
We love to sing without a single stop, 
At the fireplace while we watch 
The chestnuts pop. 
Pop pop pop. 

There's a happy feeling 
Nothing in the world can buy, 
When they pass around the chocolate 
And the pumpkin pie 
It'll nearly be like a picture print 
By Currier and Ives 
These wonderful things are the things 
We remember all through our lives.

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