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Thread #16667   Message #926855
Posted By: nutty
05-Apr-03 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Another Bell Ringing
Subject: Lyr Add: HANLEY CHURCH BELLS
HANLEY CHURCH BELLS

What sweet sounding music is this that we hear
That sounds so melodious and floats through the air
Now rising , now falling, now softer it swells
'Tis the sweet sounding music of Hanley Church Bells

Chorus
Now rising , now falling, now softer it swells
'Tis the sweet sounding music of Hanley Church Bells

When England triumphant on Waterloo's plain
Drove the proud-vaunting Frenchmen to France once again
They rang them so eager 'till ready to break
And the steeple's foundations were made for to shake

When the bride and the bridegroom in wedlock are bound
The ringer's perform a complete double round
They sound so distinctly and seem to repeat
The words, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight

Sometimes for amusement, the ringers agree
To cheer up the village with peals two or three
It diffuses delight to the countryside round
The rocks, hills and valleys re-echo the sound

But Hark! The sad sound of a passing bell goes
For a soul just departed, how solemn it flows
So for mirth or for sorrow, There's nothing excels
Like the sweet sounding music of Hanley Church Bells

Words by Noah Heath
Music by Tim Laycock 1997


Many Thanx BFB ..... I found all kind of things, that had been mislaid, while I was hunting for these words.