Christmas bells are ringing

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Christmas bells are ringing
Additional title: All hail to old Father Christmas again, he only comes once a year. [first line]
Additional title: Christmas bells are ringing, inviting souls to pray. [first line of chorus]
Godwin, Will (Composer)
Godwin, Will (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Spaulding & Gray
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Music Division
Christmas music
Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration shows a gathering of bells hung from a tree branch, with both brance and bells lightly covered in snow.
Content: On cover: The great London success.
Content: Summary: Christmas comes only once a year; it's a time to forgive old wrongs, sing carols, and welcome the new year.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Will Godwin.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f0ad42b0-c590-012f-bf91-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Christmas bells are ringing