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Bells Of Rhymney 1

Idris Davies and Pete Seeger

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


4 Dec 1961
cd imgTHE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62
cd imgI WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (T-676)

  First McKenzie tape part 2, Home of Eve and Mac McKenzie, NYC - 4.dec.1961, #1 incomplete  
  First McKenzie tape part 2, Home of Eve and Mac McKenzie, NYC - 4.dec.1961, #2  

Oh what will you give me?
Say the sad bells of Rhymney.
Is there hope for the future?
Say the green bells of Merthyr.
Who made the mine owner?
Say the black bells of Rhondda.
And who robbed the miner?
Say the bells of Blaina.

They will plunder willy-nilly
Say the bells of Caerphilly
They have fangs, they have teeth
Say the loud bells of Neath
Even God is uneasy
Say the moist bells of Swansea
And what will you give me?
Say the bells of Rhymney.

Throw the vandals in court
Say the bells of Newport.
All would be well, if, if, if, if, if, if, if, if
Say the green bells of Cardiff.
Why so worried, sister, why?
Say the silver bells of Wye.
And what will you give me?
Say the bells of Rhymney.  up
    

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Bells Of Rhymney 2


May/Oct 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
cd imgA TREE WITH ROOTS (T-731)
cd imgTHE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 5 (T-224)

  The Basement Tapes - may/october 1967  

Oh what will you give me?
Say the sad bells of Rhymney.
Is there hope for the future?
Say the brown bells of Merthyr.
Who made the mine owner?
Say the black bells of Rhondda.
And who robbed the miner?
Say the big bells of Blaina.

They will plunder willy-nilly
Say the bells of Caerphilly
They have fangs, they have teeth
Shout the loud bells of Neath
Even God is uneasy
Say the moist bells of Swansea
And what will you give me?
Say the bad bells of Rhymney.

Throw the vandals in court
Say the bells of Newport.
All would be well, if, if, if, if
Say the green bells of Cardiff.
Why so worried, sister, why?
Say the silver bells of Wye.
And what will you give me?
Say the bad bells of Rhymney.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

4 Dec 1961 1 THE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62
I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (b)
May/Oct 1967 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
A TREE WITH ROOTS (b)
THE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 5 (b)