The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christmas Bells

a.k.a. “Up In The Old Mossy Tower”

Version 1

Compare: Up In The Old Mossy Tower

Words and Music: Anonymous. “Probably known by 1936.”

1. Up in the old mossy tower
Fair with the light of the moon
There stands the hale ancient sexton
Ringing his glad Christmas tune
   With the chiming and the rhyming
   And the echo so clear
   Ring, ring ye dear Christmas bells,
   Ah ring, ring ye dear Christmas bells.

2. Age in his poor lowly dwelling
Childhood with fast closing eyes
List to the glad merry music
Pouring a down from the skies.
   With the chiming and the rhyming
   And the echo so clear
   Ring, ring ye dear Christmas bells,
   Ah ring, ring ye dear Christmas bells.

Sheet Music
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Note:

Collected by Joseph F. Keimig (1918-2013) during his time as a student at Marianist Preparatory School, Beacon, N.Y. or as a Brother of the Society of Mary (S.M. or Marianists), a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers. Authorship and exact date unknown. Text transcribed from hand-written sheet music or other notes.

Noteworthy Composer sheet music created by Douglas D. Anderson and released to the public domain.

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