Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blog Caroling!

Luckily I'm keeping up on my Google Reader (for the most part anyway) and noticed that Blog Caroling is fast approaching!  I loved sharing my favorite Christmas carol last year and was very excited when I came across the first Blog caroling post which just happened to be Bill West's who was singing "I Saw Three Ships".  Oddly enough I'd heard the song before, but didn't know the words except for "On Christmas Day in the morning".  Thanks for sharing, Bill, and thank you footnoteMaven for the caroling!

After some consideration I finally decided on a song for this year.  When I was a little girl, my mom used to play Brenda Lee's Christmas album, "Jingle Bell Rock".  I loved those songs, but there was one that always gave me chills and brought a tear to my eye (almost every time...even today).  I've played this album for my kids as well, and my oldest son Benjamin loves this song too.  It's called, "The Angel and the Little Blue Bell."

Now let me hot toddy for me tonight, but my cup of tea is still warm.


The Angel and the Little Blue Bell

At Christmas time in the steeple high
The bells would proudly ring
To tell the world of the joy and cheer
That Christmas Day would bring
But one little bell in the steeple high
Could only pain alone and cry
No matter how he'd try and try 
Poor little thing
He couldn't ring
At all...

All the other bells in the steeple high
Saw all his lonely tears
And watched him try his best to ring
Each Christmas through the years
But the little blue bell in the steeple tall
Just cried when Christmas came to call
For like I said in spite of all
Poor little thing
He couldn't ring
At all...

One Christmas Eve in the steeple high
An angel did appear
She smiled and said to the little blue bell
I've come to dry your tears
And on that night so the story's told
She changed the little blue bell to the purest gold
With the richest tone to hold and hold
Proud little thing
Just hear him ring
At all


  1. I love Jingle Bell Rock! Glad to have found your blog, its really nice. Hope you will come follow my blog's and sit a spell and read.

  2. I love that Brenda Lee album! I got the albums my mom used to listen to on CD so I could hear them every Christmas. I'm heading over to your blog right now! :)

  3. Cheryl,
    This is a carol I don't think I've ever heard before -- and you are so young! Isn't it amazing how often the songs that touch us were the ones our parents loved?

  4. Christmas music is timeless. I haven't really seen any new Christmas music I like apart from the Celtic Women and some of our jazz artists today. But I've always been a bit different with music. Everything from Mozart to Eminem! :)