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Thread #30625   Message #554696
Posted By: masato sakurai
20-Sep-01 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Ring Dem Bells / Ring Them Bells
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ring dem bells
A sheet music version of "Oh Peter go ring dem bells! [and] Swing low sweet chariot" is in American Memory, Library of Congress. It is from Songs of the Original Kentucky Jubilee Singers (San Francisco: Bancroft, A. L., 1884), arranged by Frederick G. Carnes. The chorus is:

Oh Peter go ring dem bells,
Peter go ring dem bells,
Oh Peter go ring dem bells,
I Heard from Hebben today.

And other titles with "ring dem bells" or similar words in American Memory are: "Hark! Don't you hear dem bells a ringing" (2 items); "Ring dem chimin' bells" (2 items); "Ring dem heavenly bells" (2 items); "Gwine to ring dem hebenly bells"; and "Ring dem charmin' bells."