Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blog Caroling - The Carol of the Bells

My Christmas this year is filled with bells, and the carols playing are no different. The Carol of the Bells is based on a Ukrainian song and was adapted by Peter Wilhousky, who lived down the street from me when I was a child. He was long retired by that time, but it was a thrill to know he created the carol we were singing. 

The lyrics are layered - the carol is sung in under two minutes. But it is tremendous, tremendous fun. 

Blog Caroling is an annual tradition started by Footnote Maven. It is a joy to participate again this year. 


  1. Thanks Susan - great way to start my day

  2. You mever cease to amaze me with what you discover.
    Love it.

  3. I never knew about the Ukrainian roots of this song .

    Merry Christmas !

  4. I didn't know about the Ukrainian roots or that the author lived down the street from you. I always liked the upbeat tempo of this carol.

  5. Well, of COURSE this would be a favorite of yours, as it's one at the top of my list! Having sung in choirs as I was growing up, this was always a favorite for the wonderful harmonies and song a great choir can make singing this. Merry Christmas!!

  6. Hello Susan and Happy New Year ! I thought I would let you know that I listed you in my nominations for the "Wonderful Team Member Readership Award", which you can get more information on by going to:

    Hope to see you blogging more ......Magda (

    1. Thank you, Magda! I hope to blog more later this year.


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