December 28th, 2015

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Magic In Tunes: 12/25/2015 - Merry Christmas

What better song to sing than this famous carol for Christmas every time. Jingle Bells was originally written for Thanksgiving by American song writer James Lord Pierpont in 1857. It was titled as One Horse Open Sleigh. James composed the Music for the song too. Later on this song became more related to Christmas and is played all the time during the Holiday Season, although the lyrics have been altered slightly from the original song as the years passed by. A numerous array of musicians and singers have sung this song in several versions and languages since the time it has been written. (List of all versions here)

Here is the Natalie Cole's version from the 1994 hit American film Miracle of 34th Street. This movie in itself warrants a post of its own, however here's the song from the movie composed by Bruce Broughton



Lyrics in English:

Dashing Through The Snow, In A One-Horse Open Sleigh
Over The Fields We Go, Laughing All The Way
Bells On Bob-Tails Ring, Making Spirits Bright
What Fun It Is To Laugh And Sing In A Sleighing Song Tonight

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All The Way
Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride In A One-Horse Open Sleigh
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All The Way
Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride In A One-Horse Open Sleigh

A Day Or Two Ago, I Thought I'd Take A Ride
And Soon Met Mr. Right, Was Seated By My Side
The Horse Was Lean And Lank, Misfortune Seem A Lock
We Got Into A Drifted Bank And Then We Kissed A Lot

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All The Way
Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride In A One-Horse Open Sleigh
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle, Jingle All The Way
Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride In A One-Horse Open Sleigh

Jingle, Jingle
Oh, Jingle, Jingle, Jingle

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle, Jingle, Jingle All The Way
Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride In A One-Horse Open Sleigh
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle, Jingle All The Way
Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride In A One-Horse Open Sleigh

Jingle, Jingle
Jingle, Jingle, Jingle
Oh, Jingle, Jingle, Jingle
In A One-Horse Open Sleigh
Come Talk About The Jingle Bells, Honey
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Magic In Tunes: 12/26/2015 - Harry's Wondrous World

My cousin visited me with her family for this Christmas weekend. I was very happy to see extended family in my new home. My nephew poor him got bored since I didn’t have any toys nor any kids to play with. So he entertained himself watching the Harry Potter movies playing on TV all weekend long, during the times we stayed in. Hopefully by the time they visit next time I will have had got some toys so he wont have to watch so much TV.

In honor of the marathon watch (albeit watched in breaks), here is one of the beautiful melodies from the very first movie in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone released in 2001.