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Oranges and Lemons

IN DRAFT

2015

 

1   St Clements

2    King John

3    King Johns Castle

4    Barons

5    Knights

6    Celebrations

7    Falconry

8    Re-enactment

9    Battles and Law

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The Rhyme

Gay go up and gay go down


To Ring the Bells of London Town


"Oranges and Lemons" say the Bells of St. Clements  1


"Bullseyes and Targets" say the Bells of St. Margaret's   2


"Brickbats and Tiles" say the Bells of St. Giles 3


"Halfpence and Farthings" say the Bells of St. Martin's  4


"Pancakes and Fritters" say the Bells of St. Peter's  5


"Two Sticks and an Apple" say the Bells of Whitechapel 6


"Maids in white aprons" say the Bells at St. Katherine's 7


"Pokers and Tongs" say the Bells of St. John's 8


"Kettles and Pans" say the Bells of St. Anne's 9


"Old Father Baldpate" say the slow Bells of Aldgate 10


"You owe me Ten Shillings" say the Bells of St. Helen's 11


"When will you Pay me?" say the Bells of Old Bailey 12


"When I grow Rich" say the Bells of Shoreditch 13


"Pray when will that be?" say the Bells of Stepney 14


"I do not know" say the Great Bell of Bow 15

Here comes the candle to light you to bed

Here comes the chopper to chop off your head

Chip chop chip chop the last man is dead.

 

1   St Clements

Oranges and lemons say the bells of St Clements

St Clements, Clements Lane, King William Street, East Cheap = Monument Station

 

 

The campanille or bell tower of St Clements Church

St Clements Church was destroyed in 1666 by the Great Fire of London and subsequently rebuilt to a design by Sir Christopher Wren.   

 

There is a small grave yard which can be accessed via a small alleyway

 

 

 

 

2   St Margarets

Bull’s eyes and target say the bells of St Margaret’s  = along from Monument on East Cheap Street

Or Lothbury  Jct Moorgate/Gresham Street

St Margarets Church notice board           St Margarets church bell tower and south facing side

 

3   St Giles

 

Cripplegate, Barbican builders

Brickbats and Tiles say the bells of St Giles

4    St Martins

You owe me five farthings say the bells of St Martins Site of St Martin Orgar

Martin Ln

London EC4R 0AU

    

 

 

  

   

 

5   St Peters

Pancakes and fritters say the bells of St Peters

 

6   Whitechapel

 

 

7   St Catherine's

      

Maids in white aprons say the bells of St Catherine’s

St Katharine Cree C Of E Church

86 Leadenhall St

London EC3A 3BP

 

 

8   St John

Pokers and Tongs say the bells of St Johns

Torturers

   

9   St Annes

Kettles and Pans say the bells of St Annes

 

 

10    Aldgate Church

Old Father Baldpate says the slow bells of Aldgate St Botoph Saint Botolph Without Aldgate

Aldgate High St

London EC3N 1AB

    

 

 

 

11  St Helens

St Helen's Bishopsgate, Great St Helen's, London

 

12  Old Bailey

 

 

 

 

13  Shoreditch

When I grow Rich say the bells of Shoreditch

St Leonards Church off Arnold Circus Shoreditch High Street

 

14  Bells of Stepney

Pray when will that be say the bells of Stepney?

   

  

 

15  Great Bells of Bow

I’m sure I don’t know says the great bells of Bow

 

 

 

The line 'here comes the candle to light you to bed' refers to the practice

 All you that in the condemned hole do lie,

 Prepare you for tomorrow you shall die;

 Watch all and pray: the hour is drawing near

 That you before the Almighty must appear;

 Examine well yourselves in time repent,

 That you may not to eternal flames be sent.

 And when St. Sepulchre's Bell in the morning tolls

 The Lord above have mercy on your soul.

 

 

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