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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2017, 2:21 pm 

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Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont (1822 - 1893).


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"Jingle Bells" is one of the best-known[1] and commonly sung[2] American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in the autumn of 1857. ( Wikipedia) Volunteers: read this as a poem or sing it from the 1909 songbook. You can read the original 1857 full version or the more familiar 1909 version.






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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (James Pierpont) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lord_Pierpont
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_Bells
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 15
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    10. Original publication date (if known): 1857
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    Genres for the project: Poetry/Lyric

    Keywords that describe the book: Christmas, music, winter, holidays

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Post Posted:: October 24th, 2017, 12:55 pm 
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I'll set this up.

Edit: Let me know if you need anything else.

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Post Posted:: October 24th, 2017, 2:24 pm 

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Thanks, Lynnet!

I'd like to hear people have fun with this seasonal favorite, but stay as close to the melody as possible. A hip-hop version with your own hands-on body beat (no copyrighted modern beats), three-part-harmony (with yourself or two others), dramatic reading ala Patrick Stewart, whatever. :D

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Post Posted:: October 28th, 2017, 5:35 pm 
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Post Posted:: November 11th, 2017, 7:23 am 

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First entry uploaded.

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 8:29 am 
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I read the 1857 version, which I found here: https://www.loc.gov/resource/sm1857.620520.0/

If anyone else wants to use it but doesn't want to transcribe the words, here they are:

Dashing through the snow
in a one horse open sleigh
oer the hills we go
laughing all the way;
bells on bob tail ring
making spirits bright
oh what sport to ride and sing
a sleighing song tonight.

Jingle bells, jingle bells
jingle all the way
Oh! What joy it is to ride
in a one horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells
jingle all the way
Oh! What joy it is to ride
in a one horse open sleigh


A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
and soon miss Fannie Bright
was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
and we - we got upsot.

A day or two ago
the story i must tell
i went out in the snow
and on my back i fell
a gent was riding by
in a one horse open sleigh
he laught as there I sprawling lie
but quickly drove away.

Now the ground is white
Go in it while you're young
Take the girls tonight
and sing this sleighing song
just get a bob tailed bay
two forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
and crack, you'll take the lead.

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FYI, you'll want to adjust the suggested file name. I assume you want jinglebells_pierpont_[initials]_128kb.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/jinglebells_pierpont_tg_128kb.mp3
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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 10:21 am 

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MW updated, thanks.

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Post Posted:: November 17th, 2017, 8:04 pm 

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Are you all still looking for listeners?


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Post Posted:: November 18th, 2017, 11:48 am 

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Are you joining solely as a Proof Listener (PL) or will you be recording as well? If the latter, you know about having to submit a 1-minute recording test. I'm not sure if the same applies to PLs. Let's wait for Lynnet's input on this first.

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Post Posted:: November 18th, 2017, 12:54 pm 
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VfkaBT wrote:
Are you joining solely as a Proof Listener (PL) or will you be recording as well? If the latter, you know about having to submit a 1-minute recording test. I'm not sure if the same applies to PLs. Let's wait for Lynnet's input on this first.


No, there is no need for a recording test for purely proof listening (just as a note, many proof listeners also record, in which case they should complete a one minute test.) It is desirable that proof listeners read the guide http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners and Kathrine's quiz at the end is highly recommended -- it's self graded, so you don't submit it anywhere, or even have to tell anyone how you did 8-)
To become a dedicated proof listener (so you are committing to listening to all the sections in a project), I would need to set you up with access to the Magic Window. But you can just listen to a section or two, to see if it is a role that would suit you, without making that commitment.
Lynne

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Post Posted:: November 24th, 2017, 8:33 pm 

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:D I am not sure if you have a DPL.

Sect 2 Jingle Bells: Full Poem

PL OK :clap:

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Post Posted:: November 24th, 2017, 8:48 pm 

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PL note for:
Sect 1 Jingle Bells: A Dramatic Reading

:?: Can you reduce the background noise :47-53

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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2017, 2:54 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/jinglebells_pierpoint_vfkabt_128kb.mp3

Edited. It's a little tinnier (car noise) but I'm okay with it.
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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2017, 3:08 pm 

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Sect 1 Jingle Bells: A Dramatic Reading

PL OK

Much better. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2017, 3:10 pm 

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Do you have a DPL?

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