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Origins: Bellringing / The Bell Ringing

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THE BELL RINGING


09 Feb 98 - 05:57 PM
09 Feb 98 - 06:02 PM
Jerry Friedman 09 Feb 98 - 06:49 PM
Barry Finn 09 Feb 98 - 07:55 PM
John Nolan 09 Feb 98 - 09:09 PM
Barry Finn 09 Feb 98 - 10:24 PM
Joe Offer 10 Feb 98 - 12:18 AM
BAZ 11 Feb 98 - 07:30 PM
Barry Finn 16 Nov 98 - 01:53 PM
Craig 16 Nov 98 - 09:07 PM
Dave Earl 17 Nov 98 - 06:54 PM
Barry Finn 21 Nov 98 - 01:34 AM
GUEST,keith acheson of hertford 07 Oct 00 - 09:30 AM
Malcolm Douglas 07 Oct 00 - 09:49 AM
Liz the Squeak 07 Oct 00 - 02:30 PM
Barry Finn 27 Jan 01 - 03:23 PM
Joe Offer 12 Oct 20 - 03:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: BELLRINGING
From:
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 05:57 PM

Here goes and I hope this first attempt at posting a song and tune will work.

X: 1
T:BELLRINGING
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:120
K:D
A| dBd|cAc/2c/2|GBA|EGF|DFA|GBA|EGF|D2A/2A/2|dBd| cAc|GBA|EGF|DFA|GBA|EGF|D2||A/2A/2|dBc|A2A|dBc| A2A|DFA|GBA|EGF|D2A/2A/2|dBd|cAc|GBA|EGF|DFA| GBA|EGF|D2

BELLRINGING

One day in October, neither drunken nor sober,
O'er Broadbury down I was wending my way,
When I heard of some ringing, some dancing and singing,
I ought to remember that Jubilee Day.

'Twas at Ashwater Town the bells they did sound
They rang for a belt and a hat laced with gold
But the men of North Lew rang so steady and true,
That there never was better in Devon, I hold.

'Twas misunderstood for the men of Broadwood
Gave a blow on the tenor that never should have been
But the men of North Lew rang so steady and true,
That a difficult matter to beat 'em 'twould have been.

Those of Broadwood being naughty, they said to our party
We'll ring you a challenge again in a round
We'll give you a chance in St. Stephen's -by -Launceston (Pronounced Lawnson or Lanson)
A prize to the winner, a note of five pound.

'Twas at Callington town ...etc

When the match it came on at good Callington,
The bells they rang out o'er the valleys below
And the old and young people, the hale and the feeble,
They came out to hear the sweet bell-music flow.

Those of Broadwood once more were obliged to withdraw,
They were beaten completely and done in a round.
But the men of North Lew rang so steady and true
That no better than they in the West may be found.

As Ian Marshall a local Cornish sage says in his book, there are a few puzzles here! It doesn't seem possible that the tenor bell would be rung 'out of order' in rounds, change-ringing is more complex but not used for contests. Why did the re-match take place at Callington and not at Launceston as scheduled. But never mind it's all in Cornwall eh?
I hope you enjoy
regards from Baz.


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From:
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 06:02 PM

Didn't quite come out as intended. Seems like I've got trouble with the carriage returns! What I did was to copy from my text prog and paste into the message box.

What could I have done better?

Recards

Baz


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 06:49 PM

You need a tiny bit of HTML, and Joe Offer explained it all to us. See his post in this thread.


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Barry Finn
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 07:55 PM

John Nolan, there you go, BAZ has answered your dream, 15 yrs, since you heard Declan Hunt sing this & now you finally got the words. Barry


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: John Nolan
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 09:09 PM

Can you remember the tune, though, Barry?


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Barry Finn
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 10:24 PM

Only the part about the men of North Lew rang so steady & true, after 15 yrs I'm lucky to remember my name, & I don't have a clue about ABC or that kind of stuff, I just now got past a simple 1 step command, 1st time. Barry


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Feb 98 - 12:18 AM

Well, darn it, Barry, could you play it as a MIDI if I e-mailed it to you? It's a great tune. I had to put in the carriage returns to play it, but it sounded wonderful. Send me a private message with your e-mail address if a MIDI will help. Baz - I hope it's set up now the way you wanted it.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: BAZ
Date: 11 Feb 98 - 07:30 PM

Thanks Joe

It looks the way it should.

Regards Baz.


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Barry Finn
Date: 16 Nov 98 - 01:53 PM

Brought this back up for a recent thread. It's always a good idea to check the forum if you can't find it in the DT. Barry


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Craig
Date: 16 Nov 98 - 09:07 PM

Thanks Barry. It was posted before I found the Mudcat.

Craig


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Dave Earl
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 06:54 PM

People I know have been singing this for years. I thought it was titled "The Devon Bell Song". Have I been wrong all these years? Dave earl


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Barry Finn
Date: 21 Nov 98 - 01:34 AM

Joe, by the way thanks for the above offer (te, he, he smile), if a midi is what's in the DT that says click here to play, yes, I can play a midi, but I suspect it's a little more than just that. It is a beaut of a song. Barry


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: GUEST,keith acheson of hertford
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 09:30 AM

This is one of my favorites. Most of the places are surely on the Devon side? Also Northlew is one word.

Sing up

Keith


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 09:49 AM

Yes; it's a Devon song, though three of the placenames are over the border.  It was collected by Sabine Baring Gould (I think) from William George Kerswell of Two Bridges, Dartmoor, and first published in Songs of the West (various editions between 1889 and 1905).

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 02:30 PM

These over the border bellringing battles are quite common - I got involved with a long running Somerset/Dorset one, in which two ringing captains were vying with each other to see who could ring the most quarter peals in the other county. Dorset won. Never made a song about it though.

LTS


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Subject: RE: LYRICS ADDED BELLRINGER
From: Barry Finn
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 03:23 PM

Refresh, this was easier. Barry


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bellringing / The Bell Ringing
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Oct 20 - 03:21 PM

Needs some cleanup work. David Kidman sang this at the Singaround.


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