Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tinkle Bells

Yep, that is exactly how this song was titled when it was penned UNTIL one of the song’s authors’ wife – said “are you out of your mind?” That means urinate!


Good thing they changed it, and it is one of those songs that we all know and love. It has been covered by everyone, but it was originally written for and performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the movie, Lemon Drop Kid.

Bing Crosby hit the charts with its first recording released in 1950. Once it became popular, Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell were called back into the studio to do a more polished version of the song.

The authors, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, have given conflicting stories about the origin of the song, but it was either the bells from the Santas and the Salvation Army or the bell that sat on an office desk top that brought us Silver Bells.

Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas Day

City sidewalks
Busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's
A feeling of Christmas

Children laughing
People passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every
Street corner you'll hear

Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas Day

Strings of street lights
Even stoplights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home
With their treasures
Hear the snow crunch
See the kids bunch
This is Santa's big scene
And above all
This bustle you'll hear

Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas Day
Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas Day
Soon it will be Christmas Day
Soon it will be Christmas Day
Soon it will be Christmas Day
Soon it will be Christmas Day

As much as I love this song, I thought it would be fun to hear it in its original state by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell rather than a more polished and familiar Bing version.

Let’s see what Santa has in his goody bag for you this year!

Green Elephant Favor Tags

Adore by Nat 

Winter Crochet Hat

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Tree Of Life Bracelet


Green Earrings Turquoise Teardrop with Picasso Czech Glass Earrings

Treasures of Jewels 

Waiting for Santa crochet Christmas Holiday stocking

Peace Love Frog

Black Cats in Witch Hats Halloween Dog Bandana

Sew Amazin 

Lizard In Hunters Green Canvas Print

Colleen Cornelius 

Wire Wrapped Spiral Necklace with Green Pendant

Crafting Memories 

Silver Birds Green Seaglass Pearl Women's Necklace and Earrings Set

Lady Green Eyes Jewelry 

Green Garnet and TierraCast Tree Spirit 14k GoldFilled Dangle Earrings

Kats All That 

Labradorite Necklace with Pendant chunky beaded wire wrap silver


Ivory Handmade Big Hole Lampwork Glass Bracelet Bead With Teal Band

Covergirl Beads 

Crocheted Sage Green ArtYarn Scarf w matching Cuffs

Magdalene Knits

Light Olive Sage Green Pearl Rococo Shell Pendant Necklace Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Green Boho Earrings with Polymer Clay Beads

Blue Morning Expressions 

Copper Tree of Life Yggdrasil Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Ruby in Zoisite Gemstone Beaded Necklace

Dianes Dangles 

St. Jude Chaplet Bracelet

Pretty Gonzo 

Emerald Swarovski Crystal Earrings


Fiddlehead Fern Giclee Print From Original Painting


Green Statement Necklace

Blonde Peach Jewelry 


Kevs Krafts 

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  1. Thank you Julie for all of your hard work promoting us! Sharing.

  2. I didn't know that about the song, but I can clearly hear Bing sing.

    Pinned all

    Thanks, Julie.

  3. Great selections, Julie and Blu. Thank you for including my necklace.
    I feel really old after watching the video. I recognized William Frawley (Fred Mertz of I Love Lucy). He was the first Santa. See, OLD!

  4. Another interesting history of a beloved Christmas song. Also LOTS of beauties in green. Many thanks for sharing my Tree of Life earrings. Will schedule tweets but will do the major promo when I get back home this weekend. Treats to the fabulous Blu from the equally fabulous Seamus.

  5. Thank you Julie and Blu for all of your hard work and including me. Promoted all items on the Pinterest board and shared the collection on Twitter.

  6. Beautiful green selection of handmade goodness! Thanks for including my large hole lampwork beads.

  7. Thank you Julie - love your green theme for Christmas - and the true story of "Silver Bells"! Promoting all on Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

  8. Awwww, I love "Silver Bells." Reminds me of when I was a kid and there was a thriving downtown in Providence with lots of department stores. Everyone would be bustlin' around doing their Christmas shopping, and of course, the Salvation Army bell-ringers were part of it all. Boy, I wouldn't give up the memories of that for anything. :) Thanks for bringing them back, Julie and beautiful Blu, with this great promotion. And thanks for including my chaplet bracelet.

    Will be sharing on Twitter, Pinterest, and G+!

  9. Thanks Julie, so much. Beautiful.

    I'm locked out of twitter, but I did pin.

  10. Another favorite Christmas song! Thanks so much for including Penny and our Halloween dog bandana in this week's post. Pinned and scheduled tweets for all. :-)

  11. Wow...I love this Christmas carol!! This always brings to mind the the good old days and happier Christmas times I had as a child. Thank you Julie for including my Tree Spirit earrings in your great green collection. Everyone will be promoted.

  12. Thank you so much Julie for this additional promo! <3 Shared everyone's fantastic creations on G+, pinterest, twitter.

  13. Wow, I never knew about "Tinkle". lol Thanks, Julie. Now that I have my Internet back, I'll gets these pretty greens pinned and tweeted soon. Thanks so much for included my pearl shell set.

  14. Lots of fun with all these Handmade! Thanks for showing my Red and Green Hat .... sharing!

  15. Thank you for including my Ruby Zoisite Necklace in your pretty green selection of handmade gifts for Christmas, will share.

  16. Thank you Julie and Blu for another great blog and a wonderful Christmas..(brought back a lot of memories when I was a child).
    Lots of goodies to choose from for a Christmas gift.
    Can you imagine if the song was called Tinkle Bells, I think we would die laughing.. too funny. Thank you including my earrings.
    Now my turn to share.

  17. I love this song! As we are counting down to Christmas, I can't to start feeling the Christmas spirit around. Those green goodies are beautiful and refreshing. Thank you so much for including my elephant tags. Off to share.

  18. What a fun blast from the past! That is one of the first songs I learned to play on the guitar as a kid. I'd never heard it but my teacher liked it so it was taught to me. Of course, I fell in love with it once I heard it. Still love it! I probably would have giggled myself into tears if it had been called Tinkle Bells! :)

    Thanks so much for including my bracelet in this lovely green collection, Julie and Blu! Will share this blog post now!