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Posted By: CapriUni
10-Dec-05 - 01:33 AM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells: What means 240 as his speed
Subject: RE: Jingle Bells: What means240 as his speed
can't remember the details...but it was socially looked down on....

I'd always thought that it was a scandelous song because the young man and young woman were riding in the sleigh (at close quarters) without a chaperone.

Around the time that I first heard these other verses, I think I also heard that it was written for a music -- not children. It's a children's song, now. But most people don't know verses 2 - 4.