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Posted By: Jacob B
22-Nov-10 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells: What means 240 as his speed
Subject: RE: Jingle Bells: What means240 as his speed
Pierpont wrote the song about the sleigh races in Medford, Massachusetts. I understand that those races were run on the straightaway on High Street, going past the inn whose piano Pierpont used to compose the song.