Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

Brooklyn, N.Y. (5819 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn) : Charles B. Weston, ©1914.

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[Verse 1]
We dressed up in our very best we jumped into the sleigh
Off to Aunty’s jubilee with hearts so light and gay
We romped we pranced we ate we danced we cut the fancy swing
Then we gathered in the parlor and we all began to sing.

Oh the sun shines bright in my old Kentuckey home all the guest did sweetly sing,
Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along our voices loud did ring
In the evening by the moonlight we would sit all night and listen just as happy as could be
And we won't go home until morning from our Aunty’s jubilee.

[Verse 2]
We were a jolly party and they came from far and near
Everyone was happy and the moon shone bright and clear
We bid goodbye to Aunty dear then off for home again
Ev’ry one was singing as we journeyed down the lane.

[Chorus 2]
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way what a merry jingleing
Way down upon the Swanee river what joy those songs did bring
Goodnight ladies one and all we did agree
That there’s no place like home sweet home and our Aunty’s jubilee.


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