The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Up In The Old Mossy Tower

Version 2.

Compare: Christmas Bells (Up in the old mossy tower) - Version 1

Words and Music: Anonymous.

1. Up in the old mossy tower
There by the light of the moon
Stands the old, hoary sexton
A-Ringing his glad Christmas tune.
...With a chiming and a rhyming
...And the echo so sweet
...Ring, ring ye dear Christmas bells,
...O ring, ring ye dear Christmas bells.

2. Oft have my thoughts wandered backward
Oer childhood with fast closing eyes
List so the glad, merry music
That's wafting its echoes to the skies.

...With a chiming and a rhyming
...And the echo so sweet
...Ring, ring ye dear Christmas bells,
...O ring, ring ye dear Christmas bells.

Sheet Music

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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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