Bells of Osley (The)
Back to Bells of Osley (The)
BELLS OF OSLEY. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Osley = perhaps Ousley. The melody was first published in Charles and Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection vol. 3) (London, 1773). It was entered into the 1840 music copybook of Cumbrian musician John Rook, along with several other tunes from the Thompson's 1773 collection (see "Knights of the Garter").
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 156.