Carol of the Bells - Dmytrovych

Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian Bell Carol) - Mykola Dmytrovych

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 22 December 2008, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).

||: NOTICE BELL,
(2h)#ALL SEEM SAY
WORRY THROW-AWAY.
CHRISTMAS ARRIVE,
SHOULD FRIENDLY NOW.

(2h)BELL-TOLL'ding, dong, ding, dong'.
SOUND JUMP-FOR-JOY.
(2h)#ALL PEOPLE SING.
EVERY PLACE SEE
TALK FRIENDLY.

SOUND UP++.
HEAR REFLECT NOW.
PEOPLE SING.
TIME FRIENDLY SHOULD,
CHRISTMAS ARRIVE.

alt.HAPPY'merry, merry. merry' CHRISTMAS.

alt.HAPPY'merry, merry. merry' CHRISTMAS.

MUSIC SEND
NEVER END.
JOYFUL SOUND
EVERY HOME. :||

BELL, (2h)BELL-TOLL'ding, dong, ding, dong'.


Notes: The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.

BELL - [bX], FO down, strikes against palm of NDH [B], PO > DS, FO up.

(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].

(2h)BELL-TOLL'ding, dong, ding, dong' - (2h)[5^], PO down, swing from side to side while mouthing "ding, dong". When this is sung at the end, follow exactly the pacing of the singers dings and dongs.

JUMP-FOR-JOY - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.

GREET - Hands alt. salute from forehead, but hands are more diagonal than a military salute.

UP++ - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, hands bend upwards at wrists repeatedly while rising with each bend.

REFLECT - [O^], PO away, FOs up, is brought to [B], PO away, FO up, and reflects off it while opening to [5].

alt.HAPPY'merry, merry, merry' - Mouthe "merry, merry, merry" while alt. signing HAPY.

Lyrics:

Refrain:

||: Hark! how the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,
"Throw cares away."
Christmas is here
Bringing good cheer
To young and old
Meek and the bold.

Ding, dong, ding, dong.
That is their song
With joyful ring
All caroling
One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
From ev'rywhere
Filling the air.

Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale.
Gaily they ring
While people sing
Songs of good cheer
Christmas is here.

||: Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas! :||

On, on they send
On without end
Their joyful tone
To ev'ry home. :||
On, on they send
On without end
Their joyful tone
To ev'ry home.

Ding, dong, ding, dong.

treble clef as a symbol for musicTo see me perform this interpretation, go to Carol of the Bells.

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