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Ring Them Bells

Bob Dylan © 1989 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


7 Mar 1989
cd imgOH MERCY
cd imgGREATEST HITS Vol. 3
cd imgDYLAN 2007
cd imgPOLITICAL WORLD (CD single)

7 Mar 1989
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2

20 May 1994
cd imgIF MY THOUGHT DREAMS COULD BE SEEN (T-371)
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)

  Oh Mercy session 2, The Studio, New Orleans LA - 7.mar.1989, overdub 6.apr.1989, album version  
  Oh Mercy session 2, The Studio, New Orleans LA - 7.mar.1989  

Ring them bells, ye heathen 
From the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries 
Cross the valleys and streams
For they're deep and they're wide
An' the world's on its side
An' time is running backwards
An' so is the bride.

Ring them bells, Saint Peter
Where the four winds blow
Ring them bells with an iron hand
So the people will know
Oh it's rush hour now
On the wheel an' the plow
An' the sun is goin' down 
Upon the sacred cow.

Ring them bells, sweet Martha
For the poor man's son
Ring them bells, so the world will know
That God is one
For the shepherd is asleep
Where the willows weep
An' the mountains are filled
With lost sheep.

Ring them bells for the blind an' the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left
Ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the game is through.
Ring them bells for the time that flies
For the child that cries
When innocence dies.

Ring them bells, Saint Catherine
From the top of the room
Ring them bells from the fortress
For the lilies that bloom
For the lines are long
An' the fightin' is strong
And they're breakin' down the distance
Between right and wrong.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

7 Mar 1989 1 OH MERCY
GREATEST HITS Vol. 3
DYLAN 2007
POLITICAL WORLD (single)
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2
7 Mar 1989 THE DEEDS OF MERCY (b)
7 Mar 1989 OH MERCY OUTTAKES (b)
OH MERCY OUTTAKES (b) #2
16 Nov 1993 THE COMPLETE SUPPER CLUB RECORDINGS (b)
THE COMPLETE SUPPER CLUB RECORDINGS (b) #2
17 Nov 1993 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006
17 Nov 1993 THE COMPLETE SUPPER CLUB RECORDINGS (b) #3
THE COMPLETE SUPPER CLUB RECORDINGS (b) #4
20 May 1994 1 IF MY THOUGHT DREAMS COULD BE SEEN (b)
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)