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Thread #16667   Message #157045
Posted By: Gwilym
02-Jan-00 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Another Bell Ringing
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Another Bell Ringing
The song "The Bell Ringing" was collected by the Rev Sabine Baring-Gould from one William George Kerswell, of Two Bridges, Dartmoor. The place name reference is to North Lew in Devon and nothing to do with Looe in Cornwall. It's published in Roy Palmer's "Everyman's Book of English County Songs".

There's a cracking bell ringing song on Tim Laycock's latest CD "Fine Colours". It's called "Hanley Church Bells" and is a poem of 1823 by Noah Heath, for which Tim wrote the music. Hanley is part of Stoke-on-Trent.