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German Christmas Carols

Ein kleiner weißer Schneemann
Jingle Bells (Roy Black version)

Lyrics in German and English

Roy Black CDThere are several versions of “Jingle Bells” in German, but Roy Black's 1968 rendition has become a German Christmas standard. Roy Black (Gerhard Höllerich, 1943-1991) began his career as a pop singer in the mid-1960s with his first big hit song “Ganz in Weiß.” By 1967 he appeared in the first of several films he eventually made. Born in a small town near Augsburg in Bavaria, Black's life was filled with personal and professional problems, despite his hit records and movies. After a brief comeback in a German TV series in 1990, he died of heart failure in October 1991.

WEB > Roy Black.net (fan site)

LISTEN > Melody for "Jingle Bells" (Midi)

Melodie: "Jingle Bells" - Volksweise (traditional)
Deutsche Version: Werner Twardy (1926- )


Ein kleiner weißer Schneemann
“Jingle Bells” in German
DEUTSCH

Ein kleiner weißer Schneemann
der steht vor meiner Tür,
ein kleiner weißer Schneemann
der stand gestern noch nicht hier,
und neben dran der Schlitten,
der lädt uns beide ein,
zur aller ersten Schlittenfahrt
ins Märchenland hinein.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
klingt es weit und breit.
Schön ist eine Schlittenfahrt
im Winter wenn es schneit.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
klingt es weit und breit.
Mach' mit mir
  'ne Schneeballschlacht,
der Winter steht bereit!

Er kam auf leisen Sohlen
ganz über Nacht,
hat heimlich und verstohlen
den ersten Schnee gebracht.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
klingt es weit und breit.
Hell erstrahlt die ganze Welt
im weißen, weißen Kleid.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
klingt es weit und breit.
Christkind geht durch
  den Winterwald,
denn bald ist Weihnachtszeit.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
klingt es weit und breit...
ENGLISH

A little white snowman
that stands before my door,
a little white snowman
that wasn't here yesterday,
and next to him the sleigh
that invites both of us
for the very first ride
into a fairytale land.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
it rings out far and wide.
A sleigh ride is nice
in winter when it snows.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
it rings out far and wide.
Let's have
  a snowball fight,
winter stands ready!

He came with soft footsteps
quite overnight,
quietly and secretly he
brought the first snow.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
it rings out far and wide.
Brightly sparkles the whole world
in a white, white costume.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
it rings out far and wide.
Kris Kringle's going through
  the winter forest,
for soon it'll be Christmastime.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
it rings out far and wide...

LISTEN > Melody for "Jingle Bells" (Midi)

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