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The story behind the Christmas Song "Silver Bells"

Posted By: Phil Thomas · 12/4/2013 5:13:00 PM

Over the weekend I shared with you on-air a little of the story behind the Christmas classic "Silver Bells". Each week I am going to find a Christmas song and share with you a part of the story behind song.

 Here is part of the story behind the song "Silver Bells" this song is a collaboration between composer Jay Livingston and songwriter Raymond Bernard Evans. Evans wrote the lyrics and Livingston composed the melody. The song was used in a movie titled "The Lemon Drop Kid" starring Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. Hope and Maxwell sang the carol as a duet in one of the scenes. The song was later recorded by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards.

Interesting Fact: The original title of the song was actually "Tinkle Bell" but was later changed to "Silver Bells." This song was inspired by a tiny bell Livingston and Evans had on their work desk.

Check Out this clip from the movie "The Lemon Drop Kid"




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