The Bells of Hell

Original Text: 
Songs and Slang of the British Soldier: 1914-1918, ed. John Brophy and Eric Partridge (London: Eric Partridge, 1930): 59.
2For you but not for me:
3And the little devils how they sing-a-ling-a-ling
4For you but not for me.
5O death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling,
6O Grave, thy victor-ee?
7The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling,
8For you but not for me.


1] The editors note: "Air: Salvation Army Hymn Tune (?)." Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.