Sleigh Ride

Pops 002 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,ring ting tingling, too.

Come on, it's lovely weatherfor a sleigh ride together with you.

Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling "yoo hoo."

Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

Yesterday I went to Beantown to get my Christmas present from Snowman. He made me the happiest Mama Bird ever by taking me to the Boston Pops Holiday Concert!!!

And yes, that was our actual view. I asked if he had to make someone disappear to get us these seats. He was curiously silent on the subject.

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we.

We're snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be.

Let's take that road before us and sing a chorus or two.

Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

The weather in the real world was snowy, as it turned out, so I came up out of the T to a Winter Wonderland. I was as happy as a little girl, really, when we met at Snowman's dorm. Going to the Boston Pops is literally a lifelong dream for me. My parents loved watching the Pops, and I have clear memories of the Arthur Fiedler, Evening at Pops era. 

There's a birthday partyat the home of Farmer Gray

It'll be the perfect ending a of perfect day

We'll be singing the songswe love to sing without a single stop

At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop. pop! pop! pop!

It's absolutely the truth that if they had played nothing but "Sleigh Ride" for two hours, I would have been completely delighted.

Here's me, happy at Symphony Hall.

Pops 005 There's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy

When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie

It'll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives

These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives!

And I will remember this.

Conductor Keith Lockhart told us the story of "Sleigh Ride," composed specially for the Pops. "Accept no subtitutes," he told us after we cheered the orchestra until the trumpets rose triumphant for their bow.

From the opening measures to the trumpet whinny, with stops along the way for wood blocks hooves and whip cracks, I smiled so broadly my face almost hurt. 

And in this year when I wondered where my Christmas spirit would come from, Snowman and the Boston Pops made an express delivery.

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too

Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling "yoo hoo,"

Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

Pops 012 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Sleigh Ride

  1. Deb

    What a terrific present! I don’t know which is the better gift – the concert or realizing that your child knows exactly what you want/need! Blessings for your holiday, no matter how different it may be!

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