the song "Jingle Bells" vs. a song: "Jingle Bells"

JJXR

Senior Member
Russian
Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


Context:

I want to sing John a song called "Jingle Bells", so I say one of the sentences below to him.

Sample sentences:

1. Now, I'll sing you the song "Jingle Bells."

2. Now, I'll sing you a song: "Jingle Bells."

Question:

Are both sentences correct in the context given? I'm wondering about the parts in bold.


Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

Regards,
JJXR
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    If he doesn't know the song we'd say "Now I'll sing (you) a song called 'Jingle Bells.'" If he does know the song we'd say "Now I'll sing (you) 'Jingle Bells.'" I don't see any reason to use the definite article.
     
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