Activities Hobbies 'Jingle Bells' Chords Learn Christmas Songs on Guitar Share PINTEREST Email Print DGervais | Getty Images Hobbies Playing Music Contests Couponing Freebies Frugal Living Fine Arts & Crafts Astrology Card Games & Gambling Cars & Motorcycles Learn More By Dan Cross Dan Cross Dan Cross is a professional guitarist and former private instructor who has experience teaching and playing various styles of music. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 05/24/19 Jingle Bells Chords Used: C | F | G7 | D7 | C7 C FDashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh,G7 CO'er the fields we go, laughing all the way,C FBells on bobtails ring, making spirits bright,G7 CWhat fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight, ohChorus: C C7Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,F C D7 G7Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey,C C7Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,F C G7 COh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Additional Verses: A day or two ago,I thought I'd take a ride,And soon Miss Fanny BrightWas seated by my side;The horse was lean and lank;Misfortune seemed his lot;He got into a drifted bank,And we, we got upsot.A day or two ago,the story I must tellI went out on the snowAnd on my back I fell;A gent was riding byIn a one-horse open sleigh,He laughed as thereI sprawling lie,But quickly drove away.Now the ground is whiteGo it while you're young,Take the girls tonightAnd sing this sleighing song;Just get a bob-tailed baytwo-forty as his speedHitch him to an open sleighAnd crack! you'll take the lead. A History of Jingle Bells The classic Christmas song "Jingle Bells" was written in 1857 by New England born composer James Lord Pierpont. If you pay attention to the lyrics, you'll notice a lack of specific references to Christmas - the song was actually written as a celebration of Thanksgiving. The carol has the distinction of being the first song broadcast from outer space - on December 16, 1965 astronauts on the Gemini 6 played a version of the song to Mission Control using a smuggled harmonica and sleigh bells. Jingle Bells is public domain, making it freely available for recording and printing.