||The Christmas Sleigh-Ride
||Hatton, John Liptrot
||1 (Allegro. 2 verses.)
||1849 – Boston: Oliver Ditson (Plate 1666)
||Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806–1884)
||Merrily, merrily sound the bells As o’er the ground we roll
"Composed and sung by J.L. Hatton."
Secular Christmas song. Some similarities in text to Jingle Bells (which was, at least according to the editors of the Wikipedia article, originally composed as a Thanksgiving song by Pierpont in 1850 and published in 1857 - I wonder if the composers - or if Hoffman and Pierpont - knew each other and shared ideas? ... )