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The Bells Of St. Mary's
Words by Douglas Furber, Music by A. Emmett Adams - 1917
F                              C7 F Bb -
F C7 F                          G7 C7
F                              C7 F Bb -                          Am
Dm     Am     Dm     Am Dm     Am     Bb     Am Gm7            C7 F           (C7  repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats or 8-beats for each cell (your choice), reading from left to right.
The Bells Of St. Mary's,  Ah! hear they are calling,
The young loves, the true loves,  Who come from the sea,
And so my beloved when red leaves are falling.
The love-bells shall ring out,  Ring out for you and me.
This song was made famous by Bing Crosby in the film The Bells of St Mary's.
The writers composed the song after they heard the bells ringing in 1914.
It was introduced into the United States in 1917 and is the college song of the New York State Maritime College.
Listen to Eddy Peabody play this song on the Banjoline (plectrum banjo tuning)
Listen to Perry Bechtel play this song on the Plectrum Banjo

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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