Carol of the Bells is a popular Christmas carol, with music by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych. It was written in 1914 with lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky. Based on the Ukrainian folk chant Shchedryk. The music is in the public domain, Wilhousky’s lyrics are under copyright protection (owned by Carl Fischer Music).
see: Shchedryk (song). and for more info from Wikipedia, see: Carol of the Bells – Wikipedia