Silver Bells

December 19, 2020 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

This is my instrumental cover of “Silver Bells”. It was composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. The first recorded version was sung by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards in 1950. The recording was released by Decca Records in October 1950. In 1951, the song was featured in the Bob Hope movie, The Lemon Drop Kid”.

Livingston and Evans were a long-time songwriting team best known for their film work. According to Ray Evans, “Silver Bells” started out as “Tinkle Bells.” He said: “We never thought that tinkle had a double meaning until Jay went home and his first wife said, ‘Are you out of your mind? Do you know what the word tinkle is?'”

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