Ringing the Bells for Jim Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash The Christmas Spirit cover art
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The father heard church bells at midnight a wrong time for church bells to chime
He went to the tower found a little girl there said why ring the bells at this time
I'm just ringing the bells for Jim please father ringing the bells for Jim
I'm sorry I'm cryin' but my brother Jim's dyin' so I'm ringing the bells for Jim
Please father pray for him this Christmas he's sick and he's in so much pain
The doctors all say he'll be gone any day so I must ring the bells again
I'm just ringing the bells...
[ ac.guitar ]
On the day after Christmas she brought him said father heed little Jim
You see he got well when he heard the church bells I was ringing the bells for Jim
I'm just ringing the bells...

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Christmas Spirit
  • 2 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • 3 Blue Christmas
  • 4 The Gifts They Gave
  • 5 Here Was a Man
  • 6 Christmas as I Knew It
  • 7 Silent Night
  • 8 The Little Drummer Boy
  • 9 Ringing the Bells for Jim
  • 10 We Are the Shepherds
  • 11 Who Kept the Sheep
  • 12 The Ballad of the Harp Weaver

  • credits

    album: Track 9 in album The Christmas Spirit
    release date: 1963-11
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Ballad/Easy Listening
    length: 2:47

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin