Mudcat Café message #3213005 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16667   Message #3213005
Posted By: GUEST
26-Aug-11 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Another Bell Ringing
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Another Bell Ringing
Ken,

Since no-one answered your original question - yes, these people really did exist. Their graves lie in Egloshayle churchyard. They died early 1800's, and the song can be traced back to 1810. An 81 year old man was recorded singing it around 1925 too.