“The Bells are Ringing (Eight O'Clock Bells)”


"(Eight) o'clock bells are ringing, Mother let me out; My sweetheart is waiting For to take me out." "He's going to give me apples, He's going to give me pears, He's going to give me sixpence, And kisses on the stairs."


  1. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 86, "(Eight o'clock bells are ringing)" (1 text)
  2. Roud #12986?
  3. BI, MSNR086


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (Montgomerie)
Keywords: courting food mother
Found in: Britain(Scotland)