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Posted By: Senoufou
17-Dec-17 - 07:28 AM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells Originally Performed in Minstrel Show
Subject: RE: Jinge Bells is Racist
My black husband has often sung it, although he hasn't yet mastered the words apart from the chorus. It sounds more like "Jeengle belle jeengle belle, jeengle aul zee way..." then he has to resort to "da-da-da, dee da-da-da". But he likes the tune. He'll be astonished no doubt when I tell him it's potentially racist (and probably laugh his socks off!).