FYI: "Yingle Bells" (1949) & "I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas"

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FYI: A dialect version of "Jingle Bells" is "Yingle Bells." The 1949  
recording appears to have started it.
Savage. Chicago Daily  Tribune (1872-1963). Chicago, Ill.: Dec 17, 1949. p. 
15 (1 page) :
Santa Claus is making this year's journey via Sweden. The biggest selling  
holiday biscuit is Yogi Yorgesson's Capitol cutting, "Yingle Bells."
Even better was “Yingle Bells”. I am from Norwegian stock as well as Irish  
and all the others through my grandfather. Uncle Gil didn’t speak Norwegian 
that  I knew of but I think he was in the Sons of Norway and was definitely 
proud of  his heritage. I can’t remember for sure but I think the album was called 
“Stan  & Doug Yust Go Nuts at Christmas.” It might have been Yogi Yorgesson. 
I wish  I could remember. 
"Jingle Bells" was one of the first songs I’d learned after “Santa Claus is  
Coming to Town” so I could sort of sing along after I figured out the parody  
words – 
Yingle Bells, Yingle Bells, yingling all the way
I should have  worn long underwear in that one horse open sleigh, heh!” 
I wish I could remember the rest of it. I tried looking for the words online  
but didn’t have much luck. I did find the artists’ names though and so I can 
 sort of credit them. I found out that it was released on December 9, 1949 
and  made it into the top 40! I also found that there is a Swedish website that  
offers these artists on a CD. If it’s offered in Sweden it’s just funny 
enough  it might be on ebay or something too! 
My Aunt Nancy died of lung cancer after I married my first husband and moved  
to Maryland. I don’t remember the year exactly. My Uncle Gil has lived on by  
himself in that large house in Bay Shore. He grieved a lot and didn’t want to 
 marry again. He was seeing a very nice widow and right now they are 
maintaining  separate homes. It seems a smart move for two people set in their ways. I 
 haven’t seen him in so many years. I wonder if he’s still “Uncle Bone 
Squisher”.  I should see him and find out.Posted by Cassie at  November 29, 2003 
05:32 PM 
If you email Stephen Howard at the following address, you can order a CD from 
 him for $12.00 including shipping (USA & Canada) and/or you can ask him for  
the lyrics to any of the songs by "Yogi Yorgesson" (and I think he has the  
lyrics for the other characters and songs done by Harry Stewart, as well). I  
know for certain he has the lyrics to "Yingle Bells," at least. The email  
address is: sfhow at The website I found the info on is HTH!Posted by: _Amy_ (mailto:raven9653 at  at August 14, 
2004 09:35 PM 
i remember that song yingle bells from a childrens christmas tape i once had  
im only 20 and i still walk around singing it all year roundPosted by: _Brad_ 
(mailto:sirbowen_2006 at  at July 27, 2004 03:43 PM 
Hello, I just heard Yingle Bells on 247polkaheaven. Looking for lyrics of  
this song. Happy holidays.Posted by: _Peter_ (mailto:krusten at   at 
December 28, 2003 02:47 PM 
I never thought anyone else would know what song it was that I was trying to  
remember.....but that is the one!!!! I only remember the part that said....
I  hear my vife yell.....
I can't see her face....
Guess I must have lost her  when i turned at yohnsons place......Posted by: 
_Sherry_ (mailto:sherbaxt at  at December 26, 2003 01:45 PM 
My dad knows all the words to both "Yingle Bells" and "I Yust Go Nuts At  
Christmas". I used to know them, too. I was actually trying to find them on the  
web when I found this page. Some of the words to "Yingle Bells" are: 
My wife said to me, 
"Let's not take the old coupe. (pron.  coo-pay)
Let's hitch up the horse
To the one-horse open sleigh!" 
The horse was awful mad.
If he could talk he'd say,
"You be sorry you  hitch me
To the one-horse open sleigh!" 
Oh, yingle bells, yingle bells,
Yingling all the way!
Should have worn  long underwear
In that one-horse open sleigh! 

That's all I remember right now.Posted by:  _Josh_ (mailto:jdb14 at 
 at December 17, 2003 02:32 PM 
I have a recording of Yingling Bells or I yust go nuts. It is one of my  
husbands favorites
Merry ChristmasPosted by: _jan_ (mailto:eljan at  at  December 14, 2003 
05:22 PM 
I am looking for the song Yingle Bells. Anyone know where I can find  
it?Posted by: _toni_ (mailto:tlm0522 at  at December 11, 2003 08:57  PM

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