James Pierpont (musician)

American composer and songwriter

James Lord Pierpont (April 25, 1822August 5, 1893) was an American songwriter, arranger, organist, and composer.

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  • Jingle bells, Jingle bells,
    Jingle all the way;
    Oh! what joy it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh.
    • Usually misquoted as "Oh! what fun it is to ride"
    • "The One Horse Open Sleigh"
  • If of these United States I was the President,
    No man that owed another should ever pay a cent;
    And he who dunn'd another should be banished far away,
    And attention to the pretty girls is all a man should pay.
    • "The Returned Californian"

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