White Coral Bells

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White Coral Bells
Upon a slender stalk
Lilies of the valley deck my garden walk
Oh, don't you wish that you might hear them ring?
That will happen only when the fairies sing.

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bonolo, orangegrove south afrika

21 May 2016 at 3:28pm

do not say the song is boring or they say u are boring white coral bells upon a slender... LOVE IT

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bonolo, orangegrove south afrika

21 May 2016 at 3:23pm

love this song we sing it at school

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gabriel, Canada

19 May 2016 at 11:13am

my mother's mother used to sing this to her and she in turn sang it to me. as we played in the yard we would search for the lilies in our garden, upon finding one we would sing the tune to each other.

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Yvonne White, USA

13 March 2016 at 3:00pm

This is a charming little song. It was written by, or set to music, by W. L. Jenkins. I found it in a vintage children's song book I own entitled New Music Horitzons, Copyright 1944 and 1953 published by Silver Burdett. Their music books were in many, many schools throughout the United States. By the way, the first three words of the song ARE White coral bells, and NOT white choral bells. There is such a thing as white coral. Look it up! I'm glad to know there are many fans of this sweet song. Keep singing it and teaching it to any children you know.

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Cathy, United States

11 September 2015 at 7:30pm

I remember singing this in the second grade it brought tears to my eyes when I saw it, my siblings and I would sing this song while we lay in bed.

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Julie aged 58, United Kingdom

2 August 2015 at 10:57am

My mum sung it too :-) it popped into my head this morning while cutting the grass :-) must phone her today just to check shes ok

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Alice Pratt, United States

19 June 2015 at 11:22am

Lily of the Valley also is pale pink.....

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Ann, Delaware

20 May 2015 at 1:54pm

When I was very young there were lily of the valley growing in a small wooded area behind my house. I used to go spend time there and sing the song which I must have learned it in kindergarten as I was too young for girl scouts. That song and the smell of lily of the valley time travel me back to a time of wonder and innocence.

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Susie, United States

16 May 2015 at 5:56pm

Well, I'm a little older than some of you ladies. I'm 70 and learned white Coral Bells in Girl Scouts. My most wonderful memories of Girl Scouts are of all the amazing songs. I have them lining my steps that lead from the road up to our house and they are in full bloom right now. As I picked them this morning the smell was full and beautiful. I had forgotten some of the words. Thanks for the help.

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Marilyn, Maryland

11 May 2015 at 2:18pm

I think it's "choral" bells since lilies of the valley only come in white!

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Rosemary, US

9 May 2015 at 8:45pm

I learned this song in Girls Scouts. We sang it in a round. The lilies-of-the-valley are blooming today, and I sang it to a friend after picking a few for him. I've always loved the song.

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Joanne, United States

9 May 2015 at 1:56pm

My grandmother taught me this song. Now I share it with my granddaughter.

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Deb, Canada

29 April 2015 at 2:05pm

Learned this song in grade 1 an still sing it... I'm now 61 years old !

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cliera bautista, Philippines

9 March 2015 at 5:15am

very good

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Lyn, England

1 March 2015 at 9:37pm

I remember 50 years ago my music teacher always chose me to stand up in front of the class and sing "White coral bells" embarrassed as i was i enjoyed every minute, and will never forget

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Lois, United States

20 January 2015 at 4:21pm

I have always heard "when the angels sing" rather than "when fairies sing" Maybe because it was bible school.

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Debbie Canady, United States

14 August 2014 at 2:25am

My sister and cousin used to sit at the piano while my cousin played and we all sang. We were in our early teens. This was one of my favorites and it just popped into my head tonight. I'm now 62 ... such fond memories.

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Glenda Reynolds, United States

26 May 2014 at 1:19pm

I learned this song as a little girl and it stuck with me through the next 60 years. It was one of those songs that would just pop in my head whenever I worked with flowers. As a child, I didn't wonder about the words but later I couldn't figure out how a flower could be white and corral. We do have corral colored one's outside our Pastors window now.

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Anne, New England

22 May 2014 at 12:40pm

I walked by lilies of the valley early today and thought of this round which I sang in Girl Scout camp 70 years ago!!

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Chris, Canada

7 May 2014 at 11:37pm

My mother sang this to me as a child and grew them in her garden. I sang the song at her funeral ten years ago and now grow them in my garden to remind me of her.

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