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Lyr Req: Chimes of Trinity

22 Jan 07 - 07:27 PM (#1944911)
Subject: Lyr Req: Chimes of Trinity
From: GUEST,Gerry

I've just started reading Dave van Ronk's autobiography. He says that as a kid he learned
a song, "Chimes of Trinity." Later, he sang it for Dylan, who used it as a basis for "Chimes
of Freedom." So, I'm looking for the lyrics to "Chimes of Trinity."

I found sheet music for a song of that name at
but I don't think that's the right song.

I found a recording of the tune at php?query=Tubular+bells&queryType=@attr+1=21
actually played on chimes, but there's no vocal, just an instrumental. About 55 seconds
in, it goes to what is clearly recognizable as the B part of "Chimes of Freedom," so it's
the right tune.

I also found a CD of Christmas tunes available at various online outlets, a CD which has
the right "Chimes of Trinity," but again I think it's done as an instrumental.

Just so no one else goes down the wrong track, here's the first verse of the wrong "Chimes
of Trinity."

I love to listen to Trinity chimes on the last day of the year
I love to stand at the old church gate when the chimes ring loud and clear
For the chimes that ring with a merry din recall the sweet long ago
When to church I hied by my dear mother's side while the belfry swang to and fro (2x)

22 Jan 07 - 07:47 PM (#1944936)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Trinity
From: Peace

Michael J Fitzpatrick published a waltz by that name--both words and music--in 1895. I'd guess that's the one. (Chimes of Freedom is in a waltz time also.) Just a guess mind you.

29 Mar 24 - 12:33 PM (#4200005)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Trinity
From: GUEST,Andy

Is this it?