If you have participated in any of our recent playdates, you will no doubt have that tune floating through your head. That's not such bad thing. It is a good tune. It is a happy tune.
Personally, it puts a smile on my face! I like all the verses. I was surprised to discover that there is some disagreement as regards the verses. Google the lyrics and you will see what I mean. The one I like the best is the one that mentions taking one's girl for a sleigh ride. Admittedly, it all sounds good until that "upsot" part but life is like that. Oh well.
The closest thing that Denny and I have ever come to a sleigh ride was a horse drawn carriage ride in Bardstown, Kentucky at Kentucky Music Week in the middle of the summer. And, there was no way we would ever get "upsot" trundling along at blazing 2 miles an hour, threading our way through traffic. It was hot and sticky. There was no "drifted bank of snow" anywhere to be seen. But, I did hear wafting through my brain as I wiped the perspiration from my brow the soft sweet strains of, "Dashing through the snow…"
I whispered a few bars in Denny's ear. She punched me.
Gary Bell, President