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Sleigh Ride Party
The Greater New York Quartette
Columbia Brown Wax Cylinder 9040, 1898
This is a delightful Christmas sketch which includes that old favourite, Jingle Bells, as the company take a sleigh ride to the local hostelry.
Jingle Bells was written by James Lord Pierrepont in 1850 and had already become a popular favourite by the time this cylinder was recorded. It includes the lesser known second verse, the words of which are included here:
A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride And soon, Miss Fanny Bright Was seated by my side, The horse was lean and lank Misfortune seemed his lot He got into a drifted bank And then we got upsot.