The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30065   Message #3089903
Posted By: Jim Dixon
06-Feb-11 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bellringing
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bellringing
We now have several versions of this song:

THE BELLRINGING from the Yetties

BELLRINGING, source unknown


And now we have another one posted by Muzza above on Feb. 1.

Apparently all these spring from the version collected and published by Sabine Baring-Gould, but they all differ in some details from the original posted source:

Songs of the West: Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall by S. Baring Gould, H. Fleetwood Sheppard, and F. W. Bussell, new and revised edition under the musical editorship of Cecil J. Sharp (London: Methuen and Co., 1922), page 168.

--which has musical notation for 3 voices.