‘Let all the bells of London sing!’ by Nick Sorensen

 

Let all the bells of London sing!
St Clements, Stepney, Aldgate, Bow
Across blue skies your chimes take wing
From shade-filled churches far below

St Clements, Stepney, Aldgate, Bow
Shoreditch peals in chorus calling
From shade-filled churches far below
Treble down to tenor falling

Shoreditch peals in chorus calling
Clapper tongues in towers aspiring
Treble down to tenor falling
Ring full circle Plain Bob Minor

Clapper tongues in towers aspiring
“When will you pay me?” “When I’m old”
Ring full circle Plain Bob Minor
Wake Highgate’s drowsing ghostly hoard

“When will you pay me?” “When I’m old”
Across blue skies your chimes take wing
Wake Highgate’s drowsing ghostly hoard
Let all the bells of London sing!
 
 
 
Nick Sorensen is a writer and musician who lives in Somerset. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at Bath Spa University and a member of the Governance Group for Paper Nations. Twitter @nick_sorensen1 Instagram nick.sorensen.music

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