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Thread #99894   Message #4172741
Posted By: GUEST,Greum
21-May-23 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: Songs about Whitby??!
Subject: RE: Songs about Whitby??!
There's a song called Whitby Bells but not Gus Gomersal's. I have the song sung by Graham and Sheila Nelmes.

I am struggling to catch all the words but the first goes:

By Henry the Eighth in 1539
Every abbey in the land was plundered
Lead, glass and gold they were taken away
And the anger of God rang out on the day
For his churches all were spoiled
And the heavens they did thunder.

The chorus is

And how the flowing tide did make those sweet bells chime.