Strike The Bell

Amongst other things a ship’s bell gives the signal to change duties and was and is much-looked forward to. This superb traditional song from Stan Hugill’s collection was sung all over the country in a great many of the folk clubs I played in the 1970s, to the same tune and more or less the same words. Nobody seemed to grow tired of it, including me.

One less-known tradition – a bell as a baptisismal font!

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