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Thread #53794   Message #829870
Posted By: IanC
19-Nov-02 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The One Horse Open Sleigh / Jingle Bells
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH (Jingle Bells)
In its original form it was not regarded as suitable for the children of the age, so I'm told.

The lyrics don't suggest it would be entirely appropriate subject matter for a 19th Century sunday school, though a church choir might be OK. It has a sort of vaudeville/music hall feel to it, though, to my mind.