Bell Ringers' Dictionary

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The Bell Ringers' Dictionary

When go is called, we don't depart
At
stand, it's time to sit
Our
hunt does not involve a fox
By
blows, no one is hit.

Royal for us involves no kings
Though
Queens there may be found.
No one is tempted to revolve
When comes the call:
go round.

When
striking, we are hard at work
Our
covers don't conceal
Five
courses do not make a feast
But just a quarter peal.

A
single ringer may be spliced
A
spliced one, still un-wed
And when we shout to someone:
Bob!
They may be Joe or Fred.

When leading wrong we may be right
When
in, we're not at home.
Delight may bring us all to grief
Surprise may well be known.

So if you watch us at our task
And hear the words we call
There's only one you'll know and love
The merciful,
"That's all"!