Bell Da Ring

DESCRIPTION: "I know member, know Lord, I know I yedde (heard the) bell da ring." "Want to go to meeting, bell da ring" (x2). Listeners are urged to go to church, and to listen for the bell; they are warned that heaven might be shut
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison-SlaveSongsUnitedStates)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison-SlaveSongsUnitedStates, pp. 34-35, "Bell Da Ring" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Roud #11989
NOTES [46 words]: This song sounds as if it is forecasting a last *bell*, rather than a last *trump*. (I won't swear to that.) If so, there is no scriptural basis for the idea; the New Testament never mentions the word "bell," and the handful of Old Testament references are not apocalyptic. - RBW
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