“White Coral Bells”


"White coral bells upon a slender stalk, Lilies of the valley (line/grace) my garden walk. Oh don't you wish that you could hear them ring? That will only happen when the (angels/fairies) sing."


One of the tiny handful of songs in my mother's singing tradition. Seems to be a genuine folk song, even if no one knows what it's supposed to be about. - RBW


  1. Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 268, "White Coral Bells" (1 text)
  2. BI, PHCFS268


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968 (Larrick, _Piping Down the Valleys Wild_)
Keywords: nonballad
Found in: US