Boarding House Bells are Ringing Waltz

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X:1 T:Boarding House Bells are Ringing Waltz N:From the playing of fiddler Clark Kessinger (1896-1975, N:Lincoln County, W.Va.) M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Waltz D:Document DOCD 8011, "Kessinger Brothers vol. 2" (1997) D:Brunswick 352 (78 RPM), Kessinger Brothers (1930. Recorded June, 1929) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/boarding-house-bells-are-ringing-waltz Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C ef|Sg4 e2|a4ga|g2e4-|e2d2-d(e/d/)|c4d2| {cd}c2B2A2|G6-|G4 FG|A2- A^G AB|c4-d2| eg- g4-|g4 e2|d4 fa-|a2b2 d2|g6-|g2 e2-f2| g4 e2|a4ga|g2e4-|e2d2-d(e/d/)|c2- cB c-^c| d2- dc (d_e|=e6)-|e2-ed- d2|c2- cB c-^c|d2- dc (d_e| =e6)-g2-|a6|e2 {de}d2 c2|{Bc}B2c2-d2|c6-|c2(e2f2)S||



Clark Kessinger


BOARDING HOUSE BELLS ARE RINGING WALTZ. American, Waltz (3/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Boarding House Bells are Ringing" is the name of a song recorded by the Carolina Twins (Gwen Foster & David Fletcher) in 1928 (Victor 21575). It is a "clean" version of the very bawdy song "Whorehose Bells were Ringing", although Waltz and Engle believe the "Boarding House" version was an intermediate version between the ballad "The Fatal Wedding" and the "Whorehouse" song [1].


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See also listing at :
Hear the Carolina Twins 1928 recording at the Internet Archive [1]



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  1. See entry for "Whorehouse Bells were Ringing, The" at The Ballad Index [<a href="http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/RL601.html">http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/RL601.html</a>], Robert B. Waltz & David G. Engle.