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Hi!

Please I need help!!! I understood what sleigh means, but I can't understand what a sleighing song means (I took it from the Christmas song "Jingle Bells") Anoter question : In "Bells on bobtail ring" (from the same song), Can I understand bobtail as a synonymous for "reindeer"?

Thanks,

Gil
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Bobtail is probably the name of the horse pulling the sleigh, or reflects the fact that horses in the 19th century were docked (the tail dock was cut off) - most of the lyrics as given on the internet are inconsistent but whatever, it is clear the sleigh is pulled by a horse, not a reindeer.
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There is also a mention of a "bobtailed bay" in the lyrics and that would be a reddish-brown horse with a short (cut short) tail.
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1-- Sleighing song: a song sung while sleighing, or traditionally associated with sleighing, or on the topic of sleighing.
2-- Reindeer have short or bobbed tails.
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Hi!

I would like to thank all those persons who helped me with my doubt concerning to the topic above.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!!

Gil