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Songwriter(s): Bob Dylan

Lyrics

Ring them bells, ye heathen
From the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries
Cross the valleys and streams
For they're deep and they're wide
And the world's on its side
And time is running backwards
And so is the bride

Ring the bells St.Peter
Where the four winds blow
Ring them bells with an iron hand
For the people will know
Oh it's rush hour now
On the wheel and the plow
And the sun is going down
Upon the sacred cow

Ring them bells Sweet Martha
For the poor man's son
Ring them bells so the world will know
That God is one
Oh the shephered is asleep
Where the willows weep
And the mountains they are filled
With lost sheep

Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left
Ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the day is through
Ring them bells, for the time that flies
For the child that cries
When the innocence dies

Ring them bells St.Catherine
From the top of the room
Ring the bells from the fortress
For the lillies that bloom
For the lines they are long
And the fighting is strong
And they're breaking down the distance
Between right and wrong

Available on

Down The Crooked Road The Soundtrack Main Releases 2014 with Joan Baez  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs DVD DVD/Video 2008 Kenny Live - Mary Black Special duet with Joan Baez RTE (1995)  
The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 & Hidden Harvest Main Releases 2001 Live with Joan Baez
One and Only (Europe) Singles/Promos 1997 Duet with Joan Baez  
Take My Hand Compilations 1997 Mary Black with Joan Baez  
Wonder Child Odd Releases 1996 featuring Joan Baez (live at the Bottom Line, New York, April 1995)  
Joan Baez - Ring Them Bells Other Artists 1996 Joan Baez and Mary Black  
The Circus Singles/Promos 1995 Recorded live at the Bottom Line, New York, April 1995 with Joan Baez