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The English language lyric below was written in 1936 by Peter Wilhousky of NBC Radio. The song reminded of Wilhousky of ringing bells and he captured that imagery in his lyric.

The carol has been widely used in advertising, and humorous versions of it have appeared on South Park, Family Guy and Saturday Night Live. One famous use is in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, when the child Kevin McCallister is setting traps to catch the inept thieves Marv and Harry. Canadian band Barenaked Ladies performed a re-arranged version on their Christmas album Barenaked for the Holidays. It was also featured at the end of The West Wing episode Noël, when Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman & his assistant Donna Moss walk out of the front gates of the White House and stops to listen to a street choir performing the song.


Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away

Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold,

Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o'er hill and dale,
telling their tale,

Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here,

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
On on they send ,
on without end,
their joyful tone to every home
Dong Ding dong ding, dong Bong
South Park

Mr. Mackey: Uh, Hark! hear the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,
"Ding Dong Mmmkay."

Christmas is here
Bringing good cheer
To young and old
Meek and the bold

Ding, dong, ding, dong
That is their song
With joyful ring (mmmkay)
All caroling

One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
From everywhere
Filling the air (mmmkay)

O, how they pound
Raising their sound
Or' Here and There
Telling their Tail

Gaily they ring
While people sing (mmmkay)
Songs of good cheer (mmmkay)
Christmas is here

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

On, on they send
On without end
Their joyful tone
To every home (mmmkay)

Hark! Hear the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,
"Ding Dong Mmmkay."

On, on they send (mmmkay)
On without end
Their joyful tone (mmmkay)
To every home

Ding dong ding dong .. mmmkay

It uses acoustic guitar playing carol of the bells. "Carol of the Bells" (also known as the "Ukrainian Bell Carol") was adapted from "Shchedryk" by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, which was first performed in December 1916 by students at Kiev University. It was a part of the Ukrainian National Chorus repertoire during its 1,000-plus concert tour around Europe and the Americas. It was introduced to American audiences on October 5, 1921 at Carnegie Hall.

The song is originally a Ukrainian folk song that was written as a winter well-wishing song. "Shchedryk" tells the tale of a swallow flying into a household to proclaim the plentiful year that the family will have. The title is derived from the Ukrainian word for "bountiful". In Ukraine, the song is sung on the eve of the Julian New Year (January 13th). One popular (but inaccurate) interpretation is that the original Ukrainian song is based on an old Slavic legend that every bell in the world rang in honor of Jesus on the night of His birth. It is somewhat unusual among Christmas carols for its minor key, fast pace (the lyrics are sung very quickly, often to the point of being difficult to understand) and brevity.
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