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"Silver Bells"
Soundtrack
Recorded1966
Writer(s)Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Performer(s)Kate Smith
Length2:39
Track No.12 (soundtrack album)
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Not to be confused with Silver Bell.

Silver Bells is a popular Christmas song composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. It was first sung by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards in October 1950. Kate Smith did a cover version in 1966, which is also featured in the 2004 film, The Polar Express and its official soundtrack as the twelfth track.

After Hero Boy, Hero Girl and Billy leave the turntable through a tunnel, they make it to a village where they hear the song playing. They soon pass by a building where Hero Boy finds an entire room of record players, one of which is playing the song, but begins skipping, like the one that played "Winter Wonderland," and repeatedly goes, "ring-a-ling."

Lyrics

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)
Silver bells (silver bells)
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling1 (ring-a-ling)
Just hear them ring (hear them ring)
Soon it will be Christmas Day

(City street lights, even stoplights
Blinking 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 the bustle you'll hear

Silver bells (silver bells)
Silver bells (silver bells)
It's Christmas-time in the city
Silver bells (silver bells)
Silver bells (silver bells)
Soon it will be Christmas Day

1 = This is where the record player playing the song in the film starts skipping.
Music
Songs:
The Polar Express | When Christmas Comes to Town | Rockin' on Top of the World | Believe | Hot Chocolate | Spirit of the Season | Santa Claus is Comin' to Town | White Christmas | Winter Wonderland | It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas | Silver Bells | Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) | It Takes Two | Deck the Halls

Score:
Seeing is Believing | Suite from the Polar Express | Believe/Do You Believe in Ghosts/Approaching Flat Top Tunnel | Runaway Train/On the Ice/Ticket Punch/Saved by an Angel? | Boarding the Train/The Ride Home | Returning the Lost Ticket | Meeting Santa Claus


Albums:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | Original Motion Picture Score

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