Winter Wonderland
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Sleigh bells ring; are you listening?
In the lane snow is glistening
A beautiful sight; oh, we're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He's singing a song as we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

Well, in the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say, are you married? We'll say no man
But you can do the job when you're in town

Later on we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid of the plans that we made
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down

Oh, when it snows, ain't it filling
Though your nose gets a chilling?
We'll frolic and play the Eskimo way




Walking in a winter wonderland
(Wonderland wonderland)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Engelbert Humperdinck's song "Winter Wonderland" evoke images of wintry magic and simple joys. The song describes a snow-covered world where sleigh bells are ringing, and everything is blanketed in snow. The first stanza sets the scene for this winter wonderland, filled with snow and beauty, and the singer is happy just walking around in it. Here, the beauty of the landscape is a kind of aphrodisiac, and the singer is filled with happiness at the breathtaking quality of the winter scene.


The next stanza of the song tells the listener that the bluebird has gone away but replaced by a new bird that sings along as the singer strolls through the wonderland. In this verse, the new bird represents the opportunity for new romance or love, suggesting that even in the midst of winter, love can still be found. The third stanza takes the listener to the meadow, where they can pretend to be a young couple, talking about building a snowman and pretending it is the Parson Brown, who can marry them. Later on, they continue to plot their love with a fire at their feet and whispers in the wind. The final verse brings the listener back to the snowman, not just a snowman but a circus clown adds excitement and wonder to the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Sleigh bells ring; are you listening?
The sound of sleigh bells fills the air, are you paying attention?


In the lane snow is glistening
The snow in the road is reflecting the light beautifully.


A beautiful sight; oh, we're happy tonight
Everything looks beautiful, making us feel happy tonight.


Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking through the beautiful winter scenery.


Gone away is the bluebird
The bluebird has flown away.


Here to stay is a new bird
A new bird is here for the winter season.


He's singing a song as we go along
The new bird is singing a lovely song as we walk together.


Well, in the meadow we can build a snowman
We can build a snowman in the open field.


And pretend that he is Parson Brown
We can imagine the snowman is a pastor named Parson Brown.


He'll say, are you married? We'll say no man
We'll pretend Parson Brown asks if we're married, and we'll reply we aren't.


But you can do the job when you're in town
Parson Brown might be available to perform a marriage ceremony when he's in town.


Later on we'll conspire
Later on, we'll secretly make plans.


As we dream by the fire
As we relax and warm up by the fire.


To face unafraid of the plans that we made
We'll feel confident when we face the plans we made.


Walking in a winter wonderland
We'll continue to walk in the beautiful winter scenery.


In the meadow we can build a snowman
Once again, we can build a snowman in the open field.


And pretend he's a circus clown
This time, we'll pretend the snowman is a circus clown.


We'll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman
We'll enjoy spending time with our snowman.


Until the other kiddies knock him down
Until other children come along and ruin our snowman.


Oh, when it snows, ain't it filling
When it snows, the snowfall is ample and enjoyable.


Though your nose gets a chilling?
But the cold winter air can make your nose feel chilly.


We'll frolic and play the Eskimo way
We'll jump around and have fun, like Eskimos do in the icy regions.


Walking in a winter wonderland
Once again, we'll keep walking in the beautiful winter surroundings.


(Wonderland wonderland)
We are in a magnificent Wonderland of snow.




Lyrics © DistroKid
Written by: Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith

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Comments from YouTube:

MaryJo Paolinelli

Pretty song ♥️💙 very light and happy....

Eva Viezel

Beautiful as only Engelbert can sing it ♡♡♡

Rodney Ronquillo

Best version ever - especially 2018!

Ghost

Love his song god bless him❤ his song will all ever ever be forgotten ❤❤❤

MaryJo Paolinelli

Beautiful person.... great voice.... Handsome... very.... nice 💋👌

Jerry Gonzales

Good song, no matter the season.

Adam Choruzek

This is the ONLY version I really enjoy of this song!!

Joe L

And me three as well, yes.

Chad Guindon

Oh My God.......You and me both.

David Wesson

Delightful!

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