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"Sleigh Ride" is a traditional Christmas song composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946 and finished the work in February 1948. The original recordings were light orchestra instrumental versions. The lyrics, about riding in a sleigh and other fun wintertime activities, were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950.

This song is featured in various Disney music media, including Disney Sing Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs and Disney's Family Christmas Collection. The sing-along version does not use the first verse, but the entire song is on the CD.

The song is performed by Larry Groce and the Children's Studio Chorus with MickeyDonald, and Goofy saying various words during it.

The song is also performed by the Sun Bonnets in the Country Bear Christmas Special.

Lyrics

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling
Ring-ting-tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling, "Yoo hoo!"
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up
Let's go, let's look at the show
We're riding in a wonderland of snow
Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up
It's grand, just holding your hand
We're riding along with a song
Of a wintry fairy land

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
And comfy cozy are we
We're snuggled up together
Like two birds of a feather would be
Let's take that road before us
And sing a chorus or two
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

There's a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray
It'll be the perfect ending of a perfect day
We'll be singing the songs we love to sing
Without a single stop
At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop
(Pop, pop, pop!)

There's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy
When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie
It'll nearly be like a picture print
By Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things
We remember all through our lives!

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling
Ring-ting-tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling, "Yoo hoo!"
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

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