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Bells Of The Town

  • (Nick Keir)

    The bells of the town, they bounce and they ring
    They waken the morning with their early calling
    The bells of the town, they dance and they sing
    They're breaking the day, the bells of the town
    Ring - don, hark to the bells of the town
    Ring - don, hark to the bells of the town

    Hear how they welcome the boats from the river
    Piping the sailors ashore
    Ready to spend their pay, such a long time away
    Won't sail away any more

    On Sundays the empty streets echo their melody
    Calling the last few to prayer
    Frosted in mornings, they startle the pigeons
    And scatter them into the air

    Once they were warning invasion and danger
    The enemies close to the wall
    Now they ring peals for the fluttering bridesmaid
    Who congregate at the church door

    (as sung by The McCalmans)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1986:] Early one Sunday morning we were sailing back from the Isle of Man when the bells of Liverpool's churches began to peal out over the deserted sunlit streets. Nick wrote this song a couple of months later. (Notes McCalmans, 'Peace and Plenty')

Quelle: Scotland

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